Library Board Meeting Agenda — June 20, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders - None
  • New Business
    • Connect Your Summer Overview with M. Barker & N. Welz   
    • Review of impact of state & federal laws, and employee medical plan options for 2013/2014 (with D. Huntzicker of Kapnick Insurance Group) 
    • Approve medical plan option after presentation by Kapnick Insurance and   discussion of Finance Committee recommendation
    • Approve employee cost-sharing option for medical premiums as outlined by PA 152, after discussion of Finance Committee Recommendation
    • Approve proposed change to 2013 IT budget
  •  Call to Audience
  •   Adjourn

Library Board Meeting Minutes — May 16, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:33 pm.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, K. Schulz
Absent: T. Hartnett
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

E. Davis shared a card from Hasina Abdu and Nadia Husain from the Muslim Communities of Western Suburbs; the group also donated $200 to the Endowment Fund in recognition of the Muslim Journeys grant recently awarded to the library by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A program from the 2013 Canton Hall of Fame/Community Achiever and Community Supporters awards reception was also shared; the Friends of the Canton Public Library were given one of the Community Supporter awards at the ceremony.

Davis complimented L. Golden and her organizing committee for the successful LibraryAware party on May 10.

Director’s Report

Davis received the equalization report from Wayne County which stated that the library will not experience any Headlee erosion in the millage rate in 2013; it will remain at 1.5437 mills.

Meeting Minutes — April 18, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:33 pm.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(K. Benjamin, M. Benjamin, T. Benjamin, A. Davis, D. Ebner, G. Ebner, Q. Ebner, L. Felcher, C. Fry, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, E. Hess, D. McHugh, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, M. Swartz, N. Szczepanski, A. Zahid, M. Zahid) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

E. Davis shared a congratulatory card from Unique Management and stated that congratulations from libraries across the state had been received via email since the LibraryAware award announcement had been made by Library Journal at the end of March. Extra copies of the magazine have been ordered and will be distributed to the board members.
 
Davis also shared a letter from the Community Literacy Council, thanking the library for its participation in their Spelling Bee fundraiser; the Friends sponsored the team, which ended the competition in 2nd Place.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — April 18, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • Jungle Java Express Lease Renewal discussion
    • First Quarter Budget Amendment
  • New Business
    • President's Volunteer Service Award presentation
    • Plante & Moran 2012 Audit presentation
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — March 21, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Absent: J. Fausone
Also Present: E. Davis, M. Nicholson

Call to Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

- None

Director’s Report

The library will offer classes on using Zinio for Libraries, a new electronic resource purchased through The Library Network (TLN). Popular magazines will be available to patrons at no cost via their computer, iPad, Kindle Fire, iPhone or Android device.

Committee Reports

– None

Unfinished Business & General Orders

Renewal of Jungle Java Express Lease discussion - JJX co-owner Laurel Hess spoke to the board regarding the general pattern of business expense versus profit the cafe has experienced throughout its tenure at the library.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — March 21, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • Jungle Java Express Lease Renewal Discussion - Eric & Laurel Hess
  • New Business
    • Presentation: Statistic of the Month: Financial Reports - Debbie McHugh
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — February 21, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:29 pm.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

Plante & Moran auditors will be in next week (February 25-March 1); the results of their audit will be presented to the board at the April 18 meeting.

Copies of the 2012 edition of the Michigan Public Libraries Data Digest were supplied to the board; the data was derived from yearly state aid reports.

Board members were invited to upcoming discussions of the book Good to Great, a program of the new Business Resource Center; copies of the book were available for interested trustees.

Director’s Report

The library team for the March 13 (7:00 PM) Community Literacy Council Spelling Bee is complete; the board is encouraged to turn out and cheer on the team, which is being sponsored by the Friends.

E. Davis thanked Business Services Department Head Sheryl Rzetelny and Building Supervisor Jim Laffey for their work in coordinating the construction of the new study rooms.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — February 21, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • None
  • New Business
    • Presentation: Statistic of the Month: resident and non-resident cardholders
    • Discussion Item: Renewal of Jungle Java Express lease
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

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