The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:51 PM.
N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner
- Also Present:
E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call to Audience
(H. Ahmad, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, J. Lee, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, J. Pandit, N. Szczepanski, A. Watts) – None
Approval of Agenda
The agenda was approved by unanimous consent
Approval of General Meeting Minutes
The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.
Eva Davis shared a “thank you” letter from the Salvation Army for acting as a collection point for their school supplies drive.
Davis reported that there has been no progress on the dumpster enclosure this week; we are waiting for materials to arrive.
Moving on to the financial report, Davis reported that the library is 2/3 of the way through the year and while the same categories are trending high (insurance and capital expenditures), they will fall into line as the year progresses, and the financials are on target overall. The 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment will be on the October agenda.
Trustee J. Fausone thanked the library and the other board members for the cards and flowers he received upon the death of his mother.
Trustee D. Turner asked for an update on the new Strategic Plan. The committee will be meeting Tuesday, September 20; Community Relations Department Head Laurie Golden stated that the Body of Knowledge is on track and that the plan will be brought before the board in either November or December.
Unfinished Business & General Orders
2016 Connect Your Summer Program — Connect Your Summer committee members Alyssa Beesley and Laura Fawcett made a brief presentation of the recently concluded 2016 Connect Your Summer program. Responding to comments received from past year’s participants, this year’s program focused more on reading and in-library activities. The total number of claimed badges showed an increase over the past two summers.
Approve Library Design Associates proposals for 2017 Patron Service Improvement Projects not to exceed $ 892,882 — J. Fausone moved and S. Foster supported a motion to approve the proposals as presented.
The motion passed unanimously 16/9-15-1
Director’s Evaluation E. Davis requested that the board move into closed session to discuss her evaluation.
T. Hartnett moved and M. Farell supported a motion to move into closed session.
The motion passed unanimously 16/9-15-2 (6-0-0)
ROLL CALL VOTE
Yes: T. Hartnett, D. Turner, J. Fausone, M. Farell, S. Foster, N. Eggenberger
T. Hartnett moved and M. Farell supported a motion to go back into open session.
The motion passed unanimously 16/9-15-3CS.
Call to Audience
The meeting was adjourned at 8:59 PM.