The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:39 PM.
Present: N. Eggenberger, A. Iqbal, J. Lee, C. Spas, A. Watts, M. Farell (joined meeting at 7:43 PM)
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
CALL TO AUDIENCE (L. Golden, H. MacAfee, D. McHugh, K. Minshall, M. Nicholson, R. Noble) – None
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.
APPROVAL OF GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
The minutes were accepted by unanimous consent.
COMMUNICATIONS — None
The library is 50% of the way through fiscal 2021 as of June 30th. The usual Expense suspects (Insurance, Capital Outlay) will fall into line as the year progresses; the second quarter budget amendment later in the meeting will pull the revenues into alignment.
TRUSTEE COMMENTS — None
COMMITTEE REPORTS — None
UNFINISHED BUSINESS & GENERAL ORDERS
Masking for Employees & Volunteers — Trustee Claire Spas asked if the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) will ever change its rules re: COVID-19. Director Eva Davis explained that MIOSHA had rescinded its emergency rules to align with the Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard, and now recommends that non-healthcare settings follow CDC and OSHA guidelines re: COVID-19. OSHA has classified COVID-19 as a known workplace hazard, which could render the library liable for short- or long-term disability claims or even a MIOSHA lawsuit, should the library rescind the mask mandate for employees and volunteers who then contract COVID-19. Not all employees have been/intend to be vaccinated, although the Friends of the Library have informed Davis that 100% of their volunteers have received the vaccine. The board directed Davis to allow volunteers to dispense with masks while in the bookstore and its sorting area, but to require masking when they are in the staff area. They will also need to provide the library with proof of vaccination. Employees will continue to mask while indoors in the library.
Social Media Analysis —Communications Specialist Kaitlyn Minshall delivered a presentation on the library’s engagement over the past 18 months across the main social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
The board was generally complimentary, and expressed a desire to see the library partner more with Canton Township across social media platforms, perhaps including TikTok.
Rescind July 29, 2021 closure — A. Watts moved and A. Iqbal supported a motion to rescind the July 29, 2021 closure.
The motion passed unanimously 21/7-15-1
Approve 2nd Quarter Budget Amendment — J. Lee moved and A. Watts supported a motion to approve the 2nd Quarter Budget Amendment as proposed.
The motion passed unanimously 21/7-15-2
2022 Budget Discussion — 1st Draft of 2022 Budget and 2023-2024 Projections
CALL TO AUDIENCE – None
The meeting was adjourned at 9:06 PM.