Library Board Meeting

Jan 13 2009 7:00 pm


Minutes of the Meeting
Of the
Board of Trustees
Johnsburg Public Library
Jan. 13, 2009
Trustees present: E. Munson, J. Stockwell, M.J. Farrell, K. Hughes, R. Barnes, K. Kucik. Also Present: Dir. M. Zawacki. Trustee absent: E. Robel
Call to Order
The Meeting was called to order at 7:03 pm by Pres. E. Munson.
Dir. Zawacki introduced Reporter Diana Sroka from the Northwest Herald. Each of the trustees introduced themselves.
Approval of Minutes
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by J. Stockwell, to approve minutes of the Dec. 2008 meeting showing the correction of “form” to “from” in the paragraph under Correspondence. Ayes: J. Stockwell, K. Hughes, M.J. Farrell, K. Kucik, R. Barnes, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Approval of Bills
Motion to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $46, 676.31 was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by K. Kucik. Ayes: M. J. Farrell, R. Barnes, K. Hughes, J. Stockwell, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Financial Report
Trustees reviewed the treasurer’s financial report and noted that while we are halfway through the fiscal year, we are under 50% in expenditures.
Committee Reports
There were no committee reports
There was no correspondence
Unfinished Business
There was no unfinished business.
New Business:
Motion was made by K. Kucik, seconded by K. Hughes, to delete “employment of relatives” policy from the policy manual. Ayes: K. Hughes, M.J. Farrell, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Director’s Report
Trustees reviewed Dir. Zawacki’s report. She noted the need to submit phonetic spelling for “voice” component of balloting to be used in the upcoming April election. She reminded those running for election to be sure to file petitions by 1/26/09 deadline.
Public Input
Ms. Sroka indicated the desire to ask a few questions when the meeting was adjourned.
Board Input
There was no board input.
Motion was made by K. Kucik, seconded by M.J. Farrell, to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: M.J. Farrell, J. Stockwell, K. Hughes, R. Barnes, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed. Meeting was adjourned by Pres. Munson at7:312 pm.
Ms. Sroka asked questions of the trustees regarding the deletion of the employment of relatives policy. Members reiterated that the action was done based on information received in a library director listserv message and that no fears of nepotism in the future were felt.
                                                Respectfully submitted,
                                                Kathleen Kucik, secretary