Closed Session Minutes — March 15, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Closed session to discuss the CPL director’s annual performance review.

The board moved into closed session to discuss the director’s review and compensation related to the review.

James Fausone moved and Colleen Van Auken supported a motion to move to open session.

The motion passed unanimously, 12/3-15-1-CS

Meeting Minutes — June 21, 2012

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

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

Call To Audience

(M. Barker, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski, N. Welz, C. Young)

Approval Of Agenda

E. Davis requested that the agenda be amended so that the Connect Your Summer presentation would follow the Director’s Report.

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

Approval Of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

A letter from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, thanking the library for hosting a supply drive for the Veterans’ Hospital in Ann Arbor, was distributed. The drive was organized by employees Laurie Conlen and Linda Hampton.

Director's Report

E. Davis expanded on points covered in her written report.

Chair Turner offered congratulations to R. Havenstein-Coughlin and her people for the $3000 Providence Hospital Community Relations grant awarded to librarians in the Adult Services Department, and to E. Davis for the fact that four program proposals made by staff members had been accepted by the Michigan Library Association and would be presented at their annual conference in Dearborn in November.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — June 21, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Administrative Reports
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Committee Reports
  • Finance Report
  • Old Business
    • Approve new lease with Jungle Java Express
    • Approve resolution to terminate current MERS retiree medical plan
    • Approve disbursements to participating retirees from MERS plan
  • New Business
    • 2012/2013 Audit
    • Adopt type of employee contribution to health insurance premiums (hard cap or percentage)
    • Revised Circulation Policy (first reading)
    • Connect Your Summer Overview
    • Closed session to discuss material exempt by statute (Library Privacy Act)
    • Patron Appeal 2012-01
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — April 19, 2012

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

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

 

Call To Audience

(A. Davis, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, D. McHugh, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, M. Swartz, N. Szczepanski, C. Young, A. Young-Snow)

 

E. Davis requested that the agenda be altered so that the Plante Moran presentation would follow the approval of the agenda and minutes.

Approval Of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

Approval Of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Approval Of Closed Session Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

None

Director's Report

The Destination Imagination team will participate in the state finals on April 21 at Central Michigan University.

The new Pedigrid flooring system in the lobby will be installed after closing on Thursday, April 19.

E. Davis will meet with Sheila Collins, the new William Faust (Westland) Library director, on April 24. Effective July 1, Westland will be laying off ten employees and opening Tuesdays-Saturdays only (the same days as the Wayne library is open.) Staff will be monitoring how these closures affect traffic here.

Meeting Minutes — March 15, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM
Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, K Schulz, C. Van Auken
Absent: G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

(B. Czerniak, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, S. Kennedy, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski)
E. Davis requested change to agenda: move Susan Kennedy K2+ Communications presentation to the beginning and the director's evaluation to the end.

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

Email was received from Cecil Young; he and G. Snow are still in Florida and Trustee Snow will not attend the March board meeting.

Director's Report

Destination Imagination Team received a special commendation at their regional competition: the Torch Bearer Award, given to them for their innovative response to the library's financial situation. They will participate in the state finals on April 21 at Central Michigan University. Davis thanked Chair Turner and his wife for attending the regional competition in Sterling Heights.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — March 15, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Administrative Reports
    • Communications
    • Report of the Library Director
  • Committee Reports
    • None
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders
    • MERS Health Care Savings Program – benchmarking report
    • Director’s Evaluation
  • New Business
    • 2012-2014 Strategic Planning – Susan Kennedy, K2+ Communications
    • Online Board packet options
    • Approve Clear Fortress proposal to replace Pedigrid Entrance Floor Mat in lobby
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — February 16, 2012

The following minutes are draft status pending approval.

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM
Present: J. Fausone, C. Van Auken, M. Siegrist, D. Turner
Absent: K. Schulz, G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

None (B. Czerniak, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski, A. Thiruvenkat, R. Mahesh, S. Sathrasala, A. Yanamandra, P. Bharadwaj, S. Sundar, S. Kamakshisundaram, N. Sivashankar, S. Sivashankar, L. Baker, K. Sathrasala, S. Sundar)

Approval Of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval Of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved as amended.

Communications

E. Davis reported receiving email communication that Trustee G. Snow would not be at the February meeting; Trustee K. Schulz was also traveling.

Director’s Report

The library catalogue and associated patron account functions will be unavailable on the morning of Tuesday, February 21 while the system is upgraded. (NOTE: This upgrade was postponed.)

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