The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:42 PM.
Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, K. Schulz, T. Hartnett
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call To Audience(L. Fawcett, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, D. Turner, N. Welz) – None
Approval Of AgendaThe agenda was approved by unanimous consent.
Approval Of Special Meeting MinutesThe minutes were approved by unanimous consent.
Approval Of General Meeting MinutesThe minutes were approved by unanimous consent.
CommunicationsE. Davis had previously forwarded to the Board communication received from a patron via the Contact Us portion of the library website.
Davis and Business Services accountant D. McHugh met with Canton Township Finance Director Wendy Trumbull to discuss the possibility of pre-payment of the building bond. Concern primarily centered around the fact that the library’s bond was bundled with that of the township. Based on their discussion, the township would not object should the library choose to do this. Pre-payment of the $2.3 million could be made in April 2016, saving the library $230,000 in interest payments. The library could also pay down some of the debt and refinance at a lower rate, or make additional principal payments. Trumbull will follow up to procure a schedule of options and notify Davis.
Davis and Trustee S. Foster attended the State of the School District meeting. Superintendent Michael Meissen made plain his intent to ramp up participation with the school system’s community partners.
The hearing was called to order by the Chairperson, Kimberly Schulz, at 7:31 PM.
Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call to Audience/Public Comment
Trustee J. Fausone noted that items in the 2015 budget for capital outlay expenditures had been well-planned; had received bids; and were part of a long-range capital replacement schedule. Upon his request, Davis briefly discussed the three-year budget process for capital replacements.
Budget HearingThe Proposed 2015 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion.
2015 Proposed Budget Approval
S. Foster moved and T. Hartnett supported the approval to adopt the Proposed 2015 Budget amount of $5,798,770. (See Attachment A)
The motion passed unanimously, 14/9-22-1BH
S. Foster moved and N. Eggenberger supported the resolution to approve certifying the rate for tax levy of 1.5437 mills for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015. (See Attachment B)
The motion passed unanimously 14/9-22-2BH
Call to AudienceNone
The Budget Hearing was adjourned at 7:36 PM.
A lineup of Canton leadership organizations and Canton Township direct service departments will be on hand to answer questions and provide more information. This is your chance to connect to the clerk’s office to start the process of registering to vote and the treasurer’s office to purchase a recycling bin. The police department will provide safety tips and Leisure Services will have information on the free, quality of life aspects of living in our beautiful township.
This free event also includes refreshments and free door prizes. For more information, go to cantonwomen.com or contact Linda Obrec at Obrec@wowway.com or 734-945-6685.
ME BEFORE YOU by JoJo Moyes. Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common, Louisa Clark a very ordinary girl and former Master of the Universe, Will Trevor. It's a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, 'What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?' .
Photo: Zombie! by Daniel Hollister (CC by 2.0)
On Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM Plymouth film maker and CEO of At Risk Entertainment, Larry Simmons, will screen his haunting tale. Locked in a Room has been featured at the San Diego Black Film Festival, has been distributed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland looks forward to distribution in Spanish speaking countries such as Brazil and Mexico. Stick around afterward the screening for a rousing Q&A with the film maker himself. Check out the official trailer here and be spooked out just in time for Halloween! This film is not rated but does include mature language and themes and is recommended for people ages 13 and up.
and my young Jedi, I hope to see you at our program from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on October 11th. We will read an intergalactic story, have a spacey snack, and enjoy a surprise from dear Master Yoda. Registration begins September 25, 2014 and is open to children ages 5 years to 9 years old with a caregiver.
Photo Rory's Story Cubes for StADa by jwordsmith (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
The antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking by Oliver Burkeman — Burkeman introduces us to a group of people who share a surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that it's our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. Their alternative path to happiness and success involves embracing failure, pessimism, and uncertainty--the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid.
Join us on Thursday, October 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM as we celebrate books and book groups. Whether you want to learn about exciting titles for your own book group, are interested in finding out more about the CPL's book clubs, or simply want to meet, greet and chat with other book lovers, this event is for you. We will offering 'book tastings' as well as edible nibbles as we mix, mingle and share our insights.