December 13, 2007 | cpl_admin
December 13, 2007
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 7:30 p.m.
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, N. Williams, C. Young
Absent: C. Van Auken
Also Present: J. Tabor, S. Rzetelny
CALL TO AUDIENCE
(R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, C. McLaughlin, E. Davis)
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
The agenda was approved with additions.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the November 15th meeting were approved as submitted.
The Board thanks Harriet Gill and Mr. & Mrs. R. Richardson for their Endowment Fund Donations.
Martin Luther King Essay Contest Application
REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR
A representative from Professional Service Industries (PSI) will attend the January meeting to review the roofing bid process. Bids should go out early in the year to obtain the best price. The Board will have to approve the contract with PSI and decide which roof to install.
Terri Merbler, the present café manager, will be leaving by the 28th. Concern was expressed about Java Jungle hiring an effective adult manager. Terri did a great job.
Four names were presented to Metro Net to fill the newly-created development coordinator position Eva and Jean will attend the January meeting and the candidates will interview at the February meeting.
On-Line Bookstore update - J. Fausone reviewed the contracts presented by Baker & Taylor. The Friends have concern over who is responsible for payments and taxes should patrons credit cards default. As per the current contract language the retailer (CPL) would be responsible. It is anticipated agreeable terms can be reached soon.
Election of Board Officers - The nominating committee brought forth the following nominations for 2008 Officers:
Chairman - J. Gillig
Vice Chairperson - C. Van Auken
Secretary/Treasurer - N. Williams
C. Young moved and G. Snow supported a motion to accept the 2008 slate of officers as presented.
12/07-13-1 The motion passed unanimously.
Jungle Java Contract - Discussion was held concerning the current Jungle Java café contract. The board agrees Jungle Java is providing a valuable service to the library and would like to work with them to resolve financial issues.
C. Young moved and J. Gillig supported a motion to waive the base rent and commission charged Jungle Java Café for six (6) months with reevaluation at the end of 6 months.
12/07-13-2 The motion passed unanimously.
Fourth Quarter Budget Amendment - Additional changes due to the need to immediately purchase a server (originally budgeted for 2008). The early date of this board meeting makes the final budget estimates challenging.
N. Williams moved and C. Young supported the motion to adopt the 4th Quarter Budget Amendment.
12/07-13-3 The motion passed unanimously.
Additional Full Time Employee - Carl Miller's resignation presents the technology department an opportunity to reorganize in an effort to operate more efficiently and obtain needed skills in the areas of web design and emergent technology. Jean presented a proposal to combine two part time positions (one current and one approved in the 2008 budget) in the Technology Department and create one additional full time position in addition to replacing Carl Miller.
C. Young moved and N. Williams supported the motion to combine two part time positions and create an additional full time Technology Department position
Yea - 1 Nay - 2 Abstain - 2 12/07-13-4
The motion failed.
Discussion regarding comparable library's TLN Monthly Circulation statistics.
CALL TO AUDIENCE
Meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
James Gillig - Secretary-Treasurer