Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Apr 12 2011 7:00 pm


Minutes of the Meeting
of the
Board of Directors
Johnsburg Public Library
April 12, 2011
Trustees Present: K. Hughes, M.J. Farrell, R. Barnes, E. Munson, K. Kucik
Trustees Absent: J. Stockwell, E. Robel      Also Present: Dir. M. Zawacki
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Pres. E. Munson at 7:03 pm.
Approval of Minutes
Dir. M. Zawacki announced that as a result of the board input from the March meeting appropriate changes were made in the Summer Reading Program. Motion was made by K. Hughes, seconded by M.J. Farrell, to approve the minutes of the March meeting as presented. Ayes: K. Hughes, M.J. Farrell, R. Barnes, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Approval of Bills
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by K. Kucik, to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $69,256.70. Ayes: K. Hughes, M.J. Farrell, R. Barnes, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Financial Report
Trustees reviewed the treasurer’s financial report, noting our good fiscal position and that there are funds for programming.
Committee Reports
There were no committee reports.
Trustees reviewed memo regarding FY1012 insurance rates.
Trustees reviewed memo from PALS regarding funding updates and formation of RAILS.
Trustees reviewed notice of Per Capita grant award in the amount of $12,226.75 from the state library.
Trustees reviewed notice from Amazon regarding the end of the Illinois Associates program as a result of the new sales tax law recently enacted.
Unfinished Business
There was no unfinished business.
New Business
Approval of FY2012 schedule and staff salaries deferred to May meeting as FY2012 tax income figures are not yet available.
Trustees reviewed roof inspection report. No action was taken.
Trustees reviewed Target Reading grant.
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by R. Barnes to approve bid from PLS Maintenance in the amount of $ 3,835.00 for parking lot repair to be completed Fri., August 12, since the library will already be closed at that time for new carpet installation. Ayes: K. Hughes, M.J. Farrell, K. Kucik, R. Barnes, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Trustee J. Stockwell arrived at 7:36 pm.
Director’s Report
Trustees reviewed the director’s report.
Public Input
There was no public input.
Board Input
Trustee J. Stockwell questioned the possibility of obtaining a video disc cleaner as a donation from Video Villa, which is closing. Dir. M. Zawacki stated that the library has already pursued that possibility and was told that the manager would get back to her.
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by J. Stockwell, to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: K. Hughes, M.J. Farrell, R. Barnes, K. Kucik, J. Stockwell, E. Munson. Motion passed. Meeting was adjourned by Pres. E. Munson at 7:45pm.
                                    Respectfully submitted,
                                    Kathleeen Kucik, secretary


April 2011
  1. Memorial donation:
The library recently received a $230 donation in memory of Mary Ann Targo, who was the mother of Rae Johnson, one of the library’s first trustees. The money will be used to purchase new large print books selected by the family. A donation bookplate will be put inside each one.
  1. New electricity supplier:
We’ve received our first bills since switching over to Liberty Power. Last year the bill for March from Com Ed was $633. This year the bill from Liberty was $454 and the Com Ed bill for delivery charges was $145, for a total cost of $599.
March 2011 statistics:
TOTAL CIRCULATION:  11,092                              AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION:  358
VOLUMES ADDED: 364                                          VOLUMES WITHDRAWN: 190
TOTAL VOLUMES: 60,576                                      TOTAL PATRONS REGISTERED: 11,428
ILL BORROWING STATISTICS: 377                       ILL LENDING STATISTICS: 400                 
Respectfully submitted,
Maria Zawacki, Library Director