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

Meeting Minutes — October 18, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:33 PM.

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

Call To Audience

(M. Farell, D. McHugh, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski, A. Young-Snow, C. Young)

C. Young expressed his support for E. Davis and his hope that the board had appropriately rewarded her for her efforts.

Approval Of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval Of Budget Hearing Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Approval Of Closed Session Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Approval Of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

E. Davis shared a copy of the Friends of the Canton Public Library financial review.

Material from the late Nancy Spencer’s visitation was also shared.

Director's Report

A Harry Potter exhibit (obtained through the National Library of Medicine) is going up next week.

In response to patron requests, a convenience shelf was installed by the outside book return slot.

Budget Hearing Minutes — September 20, 2012

The hearing was called to order by the Chairperson, Don Turner, at 7:30 PM
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. VanAuken
Absent: None
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Budget Hearing

The Proposed 2013 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion. There were no comments from the public.

2013 Proposed Budget Approval

K. Schulz moved and M. Siegrist supported the approval to adopt the Proposed 2013 Budget amount of $ 4,873,041. (See Attachment A)

The motion passed unanimously 12/09-20-1-BH

Tax Resolution

C. Van Auken moved and M. Siegrist supported the resolution to approve certifying the rate for tax levy of 1.5437 mills for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013. (See Attachment B)

Roll call vote:

  • George Snow: yes
  • Michael Siegrist: yes
  • James Fausone: yes
  • Colleen Van Auken: yes
  • Kimberly Schulz: yes
  • Don Turner: yes

The motion passed unanimously 12/09-20-2-BH

Adjourn

The budget hearing was adjourned at 7:33 PM.

Meeting Minutes — September 20, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:33 PM.
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

(T. Hartnett, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski)
Tom Hartnett, a candidate for the library Board of Trustees, was introduced to the current members of the board.

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 informed the board that Marketing & Communications Manager Laurie Golden can digitize and email the monthly publicity packets currently being passed out at board meetings.

Davis also shared a letter received from Christine Berro, director of the Portage District Library, thanking Davis and her staff for their hospitality during a recent visit by PDL.

Director's Report

An upgrade to Millennium, the software that runs the library’s catalogue and patron database, will take place between 8:30 AM-12:00 PM on Tuesday, September 25. While patrons will be able to access the Internet and have items checked out to them manually, all other services (MeLCat, catalogue, MyAccount, etc.) will be unavailable until the upgrade is completed.

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