Meeting Minutes -- January 15, 2009

January 15, 2009

7:30pm

The Chairman, James Gillig, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, Susan Kennedy K2+, Brad Czerniak

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No comments (L. Papa, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, C. McLaughlin, A. Heidemann, L Golden)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with additions

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the December 18th general meeting were approved as written.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Postcard from Trustee Snow sent to E. Davis advising of his return to meetings in the Spring

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

  • New Canton Township Trustee John Anthony recently met with Eva and toured the library
  • Eva reminded the trustees of the Martin Luther King celebration being held at the Village Theater on Monday, January 19, at 6:00 pm

OLD BUSINESS

None

Library Board Meeting Agenda -- January 15, 2008

Thursday, January 15, 2009
7:30 p.m.

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting 12/18/08
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • Strategic Planning Facilitator Introduction – Susan Kennedy
    • Demonstration of Beta Website – Leo Papa
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes -- December 18, 2008

December 18, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The Chairman, James Gillig, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: G. Snow – advised by phone message he was going to Florida giving no date of return.
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No comments (L. Papa, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, C. McLaughlin, A. Heidemann)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with revision

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the November 20th general meeting were approved as written. The minutes of the November 20th Closed session director’s review meeting were approved unanimously as written.

COMMUNICATIONS

Eva reports she left a message for Eric Hess from Jungle Java, as requested by the board, to express the board’s concern about their recent profit and loss statements. To date, she has not had a response or request for a meeting with Eric.

Meeting Minutes -- November 20, 2008

November 20, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:50 p.m.
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, N. Williams, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent:
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No comments.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with additions.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the October 16th General meeting were approved as written.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Correspondence from the Westland mayor congratulating all elected board members.

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

  • Two unplanned expenses will necessitate a 4th quarter budget amendment and use of reserve funds. The library has received the Wayne County October Delinquent Tax Settlement Invoice in the amount of $28,630. The majority of the Tax settlement is due to tax credits on three disputed properties. Eva contacted the Canton Township Treasurer who stated he did not have information these cases were going to the tax tribunal which is why Canton Public Library was not notified of this unexpected expense. The other expense is due to the failure of another frequency drive, in addition to the original frequency drive failure last month.

Our newsletter for November/December, Connections, is now available online as a pdf file (attached below).

Meeting Minutes -- October 16, 2008

October 16, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:30 p.m.
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, N. Williams, G. Snow, C. Young, C. Van Auken
Absent:
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No comments. (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with additions.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the September 18th Budget meeting were approved unanimously as written.

Minutes of the September 18th General meeting were approved unanimously as written.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Thank you to the Board from C. McLaughlin acknowledging funeral arrangement from the board in memory of her brother.

  • Canton Business and Professional Women's thank you to Laura Fawcett and Nancy Szczepanski for arranging and planning activities for the BPW's October meeting held in the library community room.

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

  • The League of Women Voters of NW Wayne County has distributed flyers for the Library Candidates Forum scheduled on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 7:00 pm in the library community room. They also supplied non-partisan Voter's Guides.

Our bimonthly newsletter, Connections, is now available online as a pdf file (attached below).

Special Board Meeting Minutes - September 18, 2008

September 18, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The hearing was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:30 p.m.

Present: J. Gillig, J. Fausone , G. Snow, C. Young, N. Williams

Absent: C. VanAuken

Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

Budget Hearing

The Proposed 2009 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion. Slight revisions were made within the materials category and an addition to utilities.

2009 Proposed Budget Approval

J. Fausone moved and N. Williams supported the approval to adopt the Proposed 2009 Budget amount of $5,855,111.

The motion passed unanimously 9/08-18-1-BH

Tax Resolution

C. Young moved and J. Fausone supported the resolution to approve certifying the rate for tax levy of 1.4980 mills for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009

The motion passed unanimously 9/08 18-2-BH

Adjourn

The budget hearing was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

J. Gillig, Board Chairman

Meeting Minutes -- September 18, 2008

September 18, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:35 p.m.
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, N. Williams, G. Snow, C. Young
Absent: C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No comments. (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Golden)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved as presented.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the August 21st meeting were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Thank you to the Board from M. Coughlin acknowledging funeral arrangement received in memory of his mother.

  • Letter from Nationwide 457 Defined Contribution Plan giving assurances of their strength and viability in wake of recent financial concerns.

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

  • Eva reviewed the publicity packet provided by L. Golden noting the joint ad with Plymouth District Library targeting students – “Tackle Assignments @ Your Library”.

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