The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
N. Eggenberger, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner
- Also Present:
E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call to Audience
(H. Ahmad, C. DeBear, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski) – None
Approval of Agenda
The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent
Approval of General Meeting Minutes
The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.
A public reception will be held from 1:00-3:00 PM for Building Monitor Bill Rice, who is retiring after 11 years of service.
Canton Township Leisure Services will hold a celebration for Olympic gold medalist and former Canton resident Allison Schmitt, at Heritage Park on Thursday, August 25 at 7:00 PM.
The library is almost 60% through the year and while some categories are trending high (insurance and capital expenditures), the financials are right on target overall.
Unfinished Business & General Orders
Resolution to Approve and Accept Donation of Real Property and to Enter Into Easement Agreement and Maintenance Agreement — T. Hartnett moved and J. Fausone supported a motion to accept the Resolution as proposed.
Roll Call Vote:
Tom Hartnett: Yes
Don Turner: Yes
James Fausone: Yes
Sommer Foster: Yes
Nancy Eggenberger: Yes
The motion passed unanimously 16/8-18-2 (5-0-0)
Second Draft of 2017 Budget — E. Davis addressed board queries regarding the mechanism by which staff salary increases are determined, and projected Capital Outlay expenditures for 2019.
Presentation of 2017 PSIP IV Construction Projects
Chris DeBear of Library Design Associates presented the plans and proposals for the new tutor room, teen and used bookstore areas. During the planning process after numerous discussions with librarians and other staff members, it became apparent that the scope of the project needed to be expanded from what had originally been anticipated. He is very confident that this project will be completed in the timeframe and budget presented, and that it will not be difficult to keep the construction personnel occupied in one of the three project areas at all times.
He also explained how, after provisionally approving the architect’s initial plan for the Dumpster Enclosure project, Canton Township made additional requests during the final site approval process, which now require an increase to the budget as originally approved.
S. Foster moved and J. Fausone supported a motion to approve the expanded cost for the 2016 Dumpster Enclosure project as presented.
The motion passed unanimously 16/8-18-1.
Proposed 2017 Schedule of Board Meetings and Library Closures — S. Foster moved and T. Hartnett supported a motion to accept the schedule as presented.
The motion passed unanimously 16/8-18-3
Call to Audience
The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.