LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Dec 13 2016 7:00 pm

Minutes of the Board of Trustees

 

Johnsburg Public Library

December 13, 2016

 

                            

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by President M. Diedrich at 7:13 P.M.  Trustees present:  M. Diedrich, K. Gustafson, B. Harmel, K. Hughes and P. Shearer. Director M. Zawacki was present.

Trustee absent:  R. Barnes and J. Stockwell.

 

Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by B. Harmel and seconded by P. Shearer to approve the minutes of the November 8, 2016 board meeting.

Ayes:  M. Diedrich, K. Gustafson, B. Harmel, K. Hughes and P. Shearer.

Motion passed.

 

Approval of Bills

Motion was made by K. Gustafson and seconded by K. Hughes to approve the payment of the December 2016 bills in the amount of $89,047.39.

Ayes:  M. Diedrich, K. Gustafson, B. Harmel, K. Hughes and P. Shearer.

Motion passed.

 

 

Treasurer’s Financial Report

Trustees reviewed the FY Year 2016-2017 November 30, 2016 financial report.

 

Committee Reports

None

 

Correspondence

Trustees reviewed the Monthly IT reports from October and November 2016.

 

 

Trustees reviewed the Final Electric Renewal pricing which has gone down slightly from $0.06101/kWh to $0.0608l/kWh.

 

Trustees reviewed the favorable Facebook post to the library’s page. A Waukegan 15 year old boy, Omar Rasidagic, has built a model train. He shows his trains in area institutions and encourages show attendees to donate to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

 

Trustees reviewed the Homeschool inquiry from Maine.

 

Trustees discussed the Email about installing lights by the library entrance. After an issue was raised by trustee E. Munson about installing lights in 2013 and followed by a string of emails, the issue was tabled until again raised for follow-up by trustee J. Stockwell. After discussion where trustees determined to secure quotes for one light instead of two lights Director M. Zawacki will secure a price quote for one light to be installed by the library entrance on Johnsburg Road.

 

Unfinished Business 

None

 

New Business

Motion was made by K. Hughes and seconded by K. Gustafson to approve Ordinance No. 2016-12-1 Ordinance Regulating Reimbursement of Travel, Meal and Lodging Expenses.

Ayes:  M. Diedrich, K. Gustafson, B. Harmel, K. Hughes and P. Shearer.

Motion passed.

 

Motion was made by B. Harmel and seconded by P. Shearer to approve FY2017 Per Capita Grant application.

Ayes:  M. Diedrich, K. Gustafson, B. Harmel, K. Hughes and P. Shearer.

Motion passed.

 

Motion was made by B. Harmel and seconded by K. Hughes to approve FY2016 Audit Draft.

Ayes:  M. Diedrich, K. Gustafson, B. Harmel, K. Hughes and P. Shearer. 

Motion passed.

 

 

Director’s Report

1.  

Cubs newspapers:

The young man inquiring about the library’s newspaper copies featuring the Cubs winning the World Series did not reply promptly. The library sold the newspapers as a group on eBay and received $10.49. Later, the young man called and Director M. Zawacki told him the library had decided to sell the newspapers.

2.  

Transitions students update:

Jake and Amber (the library’s transitions cleaning students from McHenry H.S.) are turning 22 and cannot continue in the program.  Alex and Jamie will begin on a trial basis through January 14 and will be added to the payroll after that date if their on-site aide, Diane, determines if they are a suitable fit.

Public Input

None

 

Board Input

None

 

Adjournment

Motion was made by K. Hughes and seconded by K. Gustafson to adjourn.

Ayes:  M. Diedrich, K. Gustafson, B. Harmel, K. Hughes and P. Shearer.  President M. Diedrich adjourned the meeting at 7:37 P.M.

 

 

                                                          Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                          Karen Gustafson, secretary