LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Jun 9 2015 7:00 pm

Minutes of the Board of Trustees

 

Johnsburg Public Library

 

June 9, 2015

 

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by Vice-President M.J. Farrell.  Trustees present:  M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, and R. Barnes.  Director M. Zawacki and B. Harmel were also present.

 

New Business

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by K. Hughes to appoint B. Harmel to the vacant trustee position formerly held by E. Munson.  Ayes:  M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, and R. Barnes.  Barbara Harmel was officially sworn in as a Library Board Trustee.

 

Kathleen Hughes, Karen Gustafson, and Madelyn Diedrich were sworn in as board members for another term.

 

K. Hughes nominated M.J. Farrell as President of the Board of Trustees.  She accepted this position.

 

K. Hughes asked J. Stockwell to be treasurer again.  He accepted this position.

 

K. Hughes asked M. Diedrich to be secretary again, but she took the job of Vice-President.  K. Gustafson will be the new secretary.

 

Since Elsie Munson did not run for re-election and is no longer a board member, she needs to be taken off the bank signature cards.  Our new President, Mary Jo Farrell, will be added to the bank signature cards.  James Stockwell will continue to be the treasurer and remain on the bank signature cards.  Maria Zawacki and Judith W. Robel will also remain signers.

 

Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by R. Barnes and seconded by K. Hughes to approve the minutes of the May meeting.  Ayes:  M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, and B. Harmel.  Motion passed.

 

Approval of Bills

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by R. Barnes to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $55,281.83.  Ayes:  M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, and B. Harmel.  Motion passed.

 

Treasurer's Financial Report

Trustees reviewed the financial report.

 

Committee Reports

There were no committee reports.

 

Correspondence

Trustees read a thank-you letter and donation from P. Babchak, retired Children's Librarian, for making her twenty-five years of service at the Johnsburg Public Library a very special chapter of her life.

 

Trustees read a thank-you note and donation from the Lakes Region Conference for allowing them to meet at our library.  The money will be used for sports equipment and games for our teen programs.

 

Trustees reviewed the e-Rate Funding Commitment Decision Letter in which $2,558,52 in funds were approved.

 

Trustees read a thank-you note from the Volunteers of F.I.S.H. for the food donation collected from our "Food for Fines" program.

 

Trustees reviewed the statement of current IMRF Net Pension Liability.  We will be making a payment of $31,500 in FY16.

 

New Business

Motion was made by R. Barnes and seconded by K. Hughes to approve Ordinance No. 2015-6-1.  This is the Ordinance Adopting Prevailing Wage Rates for FY2015.  Ayes:  M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, and B. Harmel.  Motion passed.

 

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by R. Barnes to approve Ordinance No. 2015-6-2.  This is the Ordinance Authorizing Public Library Non-Resident Cards for FY2016.  Ayes:  M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, and B. Harmel.  Motion passed.

 

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by R. Barnes to approve the Schedule of Meetings for 2016.  Ayes:  M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, and B. Harmel.  Motion passed.

 

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by K. Gustafson to approve the Working Budget for FY2016.  Ayes:  M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, and B. Harmel.  Motion passed.

 

Director's Report

Jodie Hanrahan resigned from her shelving position and Teegan Anderson has been hired to replace her.  Teegan is a very active member in our Teen Group.

 

 

Public Input

None

 

Board Input

None

 

Adjournment

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by R. Barnes to adjourn.  Ayes:  M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, and B. Harmel.  Meeting was adjourned by President M.J. Farrell at 7:40 P.M.  

 

 

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Madelyn F. Diedrich, secretary

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

June 2015

 

  1. Staff Changes:

Jodie H. resigned from her shelving position and Teagan A. has been hired to replace her.  Teagan is a very active member in our Teen Group.

 

 

May 2015 statistics:

TOTAL CIRCULATION:  5,924                  AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION:  219

VOLUMES ADDED:             159                            VOLUMES WITHDRAWN:  96

TOTAL VOLUMES:  62,688                         TOTAL PATRONS REGISTERED:  11,662

ILL BORROWING STATISTICS:  166       ILL LENDING STATISTICS:  279

                                                                                   

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Maria Zawacki

 

Library Director