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

Meeting Minutes — January 17, 2013

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

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

Call To Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Lee, 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 an invitation from the Community Literacy Council to participate in their 2013 Spelling Bee fundraiser on March 13. The board was encouraged to volunteer for the library team (usually made up Friends, Board members and staff) which the Friends sponsor each year; Davis will be a judge at the event (along with Plymouth District Library Director Pat Thomas.)

Library Board Meeting Agenda — January 17, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Overview of Canton Public Library Board By-laws
  • Amy Lee — Small Business Resource Center Presentation
  • Nomination and Election of 2013 Board Officers
  • Committee Assignments Discussion
  • Approve new contract for wireless services
  • Approve printer-copier lease contracts renewal
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — December 20, 2012

The Vice-Chairperson, Jim Fausone, called the meeting to order at 7:32 PM.

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

Call To Audience

(B. Czerniak, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski)

Trustee Hartnett asked that a moment of silence, honoring those killed at Sandy Hook (CT) Elementary School, be observed.

Approval Of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval Of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

A letter and postcard from Marybeth Levine of the Detroit Area Diaper Bank, thanking the library for its support in the recent diaper drive, was shared.

Director's Report

None

Committee Reports

None

Unfinished Business & General Orders

Approval of 2013 Board Meeting/Library Holiday & Closure Calendar — As Trustee Farell will not be in town the third Thursday of June 2013, the Board agreed to move that month's meeting to June 13, 2013.

T. Hartnett moved and N. Eggenberger supported a motion to approve the 2013 calendar as amended.

The motion passed unanimously, 12/12-20-1

Meeting Minutes — November 15, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:30 PM

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.

Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, K. Schulz, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

(T. Bennett, L. Brock, Y. Brooks, R. Chastang, N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, D. Slavens, M. Slavens, 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

E. Davis shared a letter received from Jim Seidel, director of the Woodlands Library Cooperative, thanking her for her participation in a recent workshop.

She also shared an invitation received from the Pinckney library for a ceremonial book move to their new building in December.

A situation (detailed in a previous email from Davis to the trustees) regarding an unhappy patron was resolved the previous day. The patron appreciated Davis’ efforts; anything further may be addressed with the next revision of the circulation policy.

This year’s diaper drive donations already surpassed the previous year’s record.

Davis will be a guest deejay on WSDP (the high school radio station) on Friday, November 16 from 4-5:30 PM.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — December 20, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Approve 2013 Board Meeting/Library Holiday & Closure Calendar
  • Introductions of new Board members, presentations from department heads
  • Overview of Canton Public Library Board By-laws
  • Overview of Personal Property Tax legislation
  • Approval of proposed fourth quarter budget amendment
  • Discuss Capital Assets Policy revision
  • General tour of library for new board members
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Library Board Meeting Agenda — November 15, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes
  • Communications  
  • Swearing in of newly-elected board members — Terry Bennett
  • Board photo — Laurie Golden
  • Presentation to outgoing board members
  • Nomination of new officers to fill vacated positions for remainder of 2012
  • Election of new officers
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

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