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

Meeting Minutes -- November 15, 2007

November 15, 2007
7:30 p.m.

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

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments (A. Heidemann, Bob Armbruster)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with additions.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the October 18th meeting were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

Metro Net is being sued by IOC - Metro Net's attorney Garrett & Bashan was consulted prior to the separation and is confident about the case, however, legal fees will be incurred.

Jim Gillig will speak at the dedication ceremony of the sculpture in memory of John Schwartz. The date is set: Friday, December 7th at 3:00 p.m. 

The Museum Adventure Passes are now available. Almost all libraries are participating in this popular program.

After review of Jungle Java's P & L, it was suggested Jean contact Denise Mehl and Laurel Hess to review status of the café.

Meeting Minutes -- October 18, 2007

October 18, 2007
7:30 p.m.

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

CALL TO AUDIENCE

(R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, A. Amador)
Patron Amador commented on the lack of computer availability. Mr. Amador was informed by Jean Tabor that the library is adding additional terminals after the first of the year. Discussion was held regarding the feasibility of initiating sign up for computer usage and actions of other libraries. Time limits may have to be imposed in the future.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved as written.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the September 20th meeting were approved as submitted.

The minutes of the Budget Hearing of September 20th and Special meeting of October 2nd were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

Staff letter from William Swartz regarding scheduling: The board determined this is a staffing/scheduling issue and referred it back to the department head and director.

Meeting Minutes -- October 2, 2007 Special Meeting

October 2, 2007
5 :30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 5:30 p.m. 

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

Absent:

Also Present:  S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

C. McLaughlin relayed staff concerns regarding CPL guideline not to hire relatives.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved as written.

NEW BUSINESS

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

Meeting Minutes -- September 20, 2007

September 20, 2007

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

CALL TO AUDIENCE
No Comments. (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, C. McLaughlin)
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
The agenda was approved as written.
APPROVAL OF MINUTESThe minutes of the August 16th meeting were approved as submitted. The minutes of the Special Board Meetings of September 11th and September 13th were approved as submitted.
COMMUNICATIONS
  • MLA letter dated 8-28-07 acknowledging Jean's receipt of the Michigan Library Association Award of Excellence to be awarded on November 7th, 2007 at a 6:00 reception in Lansing.
  • Thank-you notes from applicants E. Davis, K. Ventura and J. Pinder.
  • According to MLA, State budget cuts will result in an approximate 50% reduction of State Aid in 2008.

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

Meeting Minutes -- September 20, 2007 Budget Hearing

September 20, 2007
7:30 p.m.

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

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

Absent:

Also Present:  J. Tabor, S. Rzetelny

BUDGET HEARING

The Proposed 2008 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion.

2008 PROPOSED BUDGET APPROVAL

J. Gillig moved and C. Young supported the approval to adopt the Proposed 2008 Budget amount of $6,610,317. (See Attachment A) 

The motion passed unanimously 9/07-20-1-BH

Special Board Meeting Minutes -- September 13, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007
6 :00 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 6:10 p.m.

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

Also Present: S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments.

SPECIAL MEETING TO INTERVIEW DIRECTOR CANDIDATES

6:10 - 6:55 Karen Ventura
7:00 - 8:09 Leo Papa

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments.

Special Board Meeting Minutes -- September 11, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
6:00 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 6:00 p.m. 

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

Also Present: S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments.

SPECIAL MEETING TO INTERVIEW DIRECTOR CANDIDATES

6:00 - 6:55      Joanne Pinder 
7:03 - 7:55      Eva Davis
8:00 - 9:00      Sharon Winkle

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments.

Meeting Minutes -- August 16, 2007

August 16, 2007
7:30 p.m.

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

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, C. Van Auken, N. Williams

Absent: C. Young, G. Snow

Also Present:  J. Tabor, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments. (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved as written.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

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