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Meeting Minutes — December 15. 2011

The Chairperson, Michael Siegrist, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM

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

Call to Audience

No comments (P. Bharadwaj, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, P. Jenkins, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, S. Sathrasala, L. Sivashankar, S. Sundar, N. Szczepanski, A. Thiruvenkat )

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

None

Report of the Library Director

Jungle Java Express owners Eric and Laurel Hess will meet with E. Davis in the new year to begin discussion on negotiating a new lease (the present lease expires in May 2012); Davis will request direction from the board in January as to what terms they would like included in any new contract.

In January 2012, the Friends will be donating an additional $10,000 to the operating budget. Davis will work with the department heads to identify projects that could be funded with the additional money. Several board members asked that the administration think of a new, permanent way to publicly recognize and thank the Friends for their support.

Committee Reports

None

Unfinished Business

Nomination of 2012 Officers — Discussion was held; formal nominations and election will be held at the January 2012 meeting.

Director’s Evaluation — Chair Siegrist will email materials he has received to other board members and will meet with Davis in January. It was suggested that the board review the process currently in use for the director’s 2012 evaluation and discuss the organization’s strategic objectives in the coming year(s).

New Business

Destination Imagination Project Outreach Proposal –Students from Central, Discovery, and East Middle Schools presented a community outreach proposal to help offset the library's budget cuts by raising money (goal: $1000) from a variety of ventures: a series of benefit concerts and fundraising sales. The group will work with Laurie Golden to coordinate marketing and publicity for the events.

J. Fausone moved and D. Turner supported a motion to approve and support the Destination Imagination project as described.

The motion passed unanimously 11/12-15-1

Proposed Fourth Quarter Budget Amendment – J. Fausone moved and K. Schulz supported a motion to approve the 2011 fourth quarter budget amendment as presented.

The motion passed unanimously 11/12-15-2

Call to Audience

S. Rzetelny introduced her Administrative Assistant Marian Nicholson, who will be taking minutes for the January 2012 meeting.

P. Jenkins invited the board members to join the Friends at their monthly meetings (second Wednesday of the month) for dinner and the meeting.

Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 8:16 PM.