Meeting Minutes - July 15, 2010

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:42PM
Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
(NOTE: Quorum was achieved when M. Siegrist arrived at 7:47 p.m.)
Absent: K. Schulz, G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

No comments (G. Bell, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, E. Skrzynski, M. Skrzynski, N. Szczepanski)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented, after a quorum was present.

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the June 17 meeting were approved as presented, after a quorum was present.

Communications

E. Davis indicated that she had received email communication from C. Young that Trustee G. Snow would not attend.

It was confirmed that the Board members had received email from Vice Chair M. Siegrist stating that he would be late in arriving.

Report of the Library Director

E. Davis stated that circulation and traffic figures were down slightly and that while the library was busy, she believes that road construction and the related closure of some sidewalks were responsible. Summer Reading registration was down by approximately 400 people, although just over 300 participants had registered via the new online process; around 3800 registered in person.

Meeting Minutes - June 17, 2010

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

Call to Audience

No comments (K. Brandow, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski, T. Towey)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the May 20 meeting were approved as presented

Communications

The Board members in attendance confirmed their receipt of email from Trustee Fausone.

The Board was presented with invitations to the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting.

Report of the Library Director

E. Davis reported that, due to problems with the sheet metal fabrication, the new sorting system would not be delivered until June 30, with installation scheduled for July 1.

Wayne County informed the township that the earliest that Summit Parkway would be closed at Canton Center would be around June 25; they also plan to make the south side of Civic Center Boulevard two-way within days of the Summit Parkway shutdown. They hope to wrap up construction on the west side of Canton Center by the end of July, when they will reopen Summit Parkway while closing down Palmer at Canton Center.

Old Business

None.

Meeting Minutes - May 20, 2010

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

Call to Audience

No comments (A. Heidemann, L. Papa, Ellen Pare, Michael Pare)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the April 15 meeting were approved as presented

Communications

E. Davis shared with the Board a note from Peg Britz on behalf of the Friends Board and Secondhand Prose volunteers, thanking the library for the volunteer luncheon.

Report of the Library Director

E. Davis reported that Nancy Szczepanski had accepted the new position of Department Head for Circulation Services, in charge of a group of roughly 50 employees. She will assume her new duties as of June 1. Leo Papa will continue on as interim supervisor for the rest of the Technical Services group (9-10 people).

Davis mentioned a spate of articles and emails about other Metro Detroit libraries that are cutting hours, cutting staff, etc. in an effort to cope with the current budget realities.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010, 7:30PM

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • July Board Meeting (item of discussion) – verify quorum
    • Possible utilization of Fund Balance monies to pay some or all of 2011 debt obligation (item of discussion)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes - April 15, 2010

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

Call to Audience

No comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the March 18 meeting were approved as presented

Communications

E. Davis shared with the Board an invitation from the new Belleville District Library to attend a reception and swearing-in ceremony of the new District Board on April 24th.

Included in the April PR packet were materials relating to the 2009 Annual Report that were mailed to donors and a placard that was sent to community partners.

Report of the Library Director

Canton Township confirmed that Canton Center Road construction would begin in earnest on Monday, April 26.

Permits were received April 15, so construction of the new sorting area in the former library Copy Center would also begin on Monday, April 26.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 7:30PM

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Furlough Analysis (item of discussion)
    • Update on New Sorting Room (item of discussion)
  • New Business
    • Revision of Computing Resources Policy (item of action)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes - March 18, 2010

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

Call to Audience

No comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the February 25th Meeting were approved as presented

Communications

Eva Davis had no communications to share. However, Chair Van Auken said she had received email from Cecil Young, indicating that Trustee George Snow would not be present at the meeting.

Report of the Library Director

E. Davis said she had attended a Wayne County Road meeting at Township Hall and obtained the timeline for the Canton Center Road construction project:

Library Board Meeting Agenda - April 15, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010 7:30PM

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Library Director Performance Evaluation & Objectives Setting (item of discussion)
  • New Business
    • Furlough Analysis (item of discussion)
    • Presentation by Plante & Moran of 2009 Audit Report (item of discussion)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

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