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Meeting Minutes -- February 15, 2007

February 15, 2007
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 7:30 p.m. 

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow

, C. Van Auken, N. Williams, C. Young

Absent:

Also Present:  J. Tabor, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with additions.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the January 18th meeting were approved as written.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • MLA Public Policy Committee

  • MLA Action Alert: 08 Budget and SET Replacement

  • TLN Budget Projections

    Discussion was held about the state's co-op funding. The only advantage CPL receives from the co-op is delivery. TLN has created a task force to study the effects of declining revenues.

  • MLA Action Alert: 08 Budget and SET Replacement

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

  • Interviews have been completed and a decision is near to fill the open teen librarian position.

  • The February "Love Your Library" campaign has begun with sales of book covers for $1.00 to increase awareness of our endowment fund. 

  • The State of the Township address will be March 7th. Registration is required.

  • Circulation is picking up again after having dropped off due to the Belleville/Van Buren/Sumpter restrictions. 

  • Jean advised the Ford Road Project Committee that the library won't take the lead for this project and Jean has stepped down as chair of the committee. There is a meeting next week to discuss how this project will continue.

OLD BUSINESS

  • Landscaping Sprinkler Well - Sheryl presented quotes from two well drilling companies. The board requested a quote on the suggested filtration system and information from the well drilling company about wells in the area. 

  • Unfunded Pension Liability Reduction - Information received from MERS states the library's pension is 72.3% funded. An addition of $682,319 would fully fund the pension. A decision on adding to the pension and/or retiree health account will be made after completion of the 06 audit.

NEW BUSINESS

  • Cafe Contract - The decision was made to replace the present cafe operator, Villa de Roma, with Jungle Java. Revisions to the contract will be made and presented to Jungle Java for approval and signing. They require eight weeks preparation to take over the operation.

    J. Gillig moved and C. Young seconded the approval of the contract with Jungle Java (as revised) as contractor for cafe operation.

    The motion passed unanimously 02/07-15-1

  • Board Calendar - Board members were to email J. Fausone with any conflicts to the requested calendar changes. July 19 to July 26th and August 16 to August 23rd.

OTHER

  • Board members would like as much of the board packet sent electronically as possible with access to a printed packet ahead of the meeting.

CALL TO AUDIENCE

R. Havenstein-Couglin reported on the Bridging the Gap Between Boomers and Gamers workshop she attended.

ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.

James Gillig - Secretary-Treasurer