Meeting Minutes -- March 13, 2008
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:27 p.m.
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Young, N. Williams
Absent: C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, Eric Hess, Denise Mehl
CALL TO AUDIENCE
No Comments. (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann)
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
The agenda was approved as submitted.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Minutes of the February 18th General Meeting and Closed Sessionwere approved as submitted.
- Plant Moran Audit Preocess letters for Board Members.
- Jungle Java P & L.
REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR
- The State Librarian, Nancy Robertson, who is currently on a proactive speaking tour detailing her proposal to revamp the State Aid Model and trying to meet with library directors before the legislature gets the proposal, contacted Eva and will be meeting with her at the Canton Public Library. The legislature lobby is difficult to convince due to the allocation being divided in thirds. They say it's easier to lobby if the total allocation goes to each community library.
TLN, one of the larger cooperatives, is concerned with competing with private vendors to provide services. Smaller libraries are supportive of the cooperative structure; larger Class 5 & 6 libraries are more supportive of the model that allocates funds to each community library. The earliest effective date for the new structure is 2010, if the bill passes. The TLN board is drafting a response.
- HVAC Replacement, Library Schedule - The board was presented with maps detailing the recommended areas of the library that would need to be closed and completely vacant of patrons and staff during the HVAC unit replacement scheduled for April 8th.
J. Gillig moved and Cecil Young supported a motion to approve the partial closing of the library during HVAC unit replacement pending receipt of written safety document from Trane.
3/08-13-2 The motion passed unanimously
CALL TO AUDIENCE
Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Nancy Williams - Secretary-Treasurer