Budget Hearing Minutes - September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011, 7:30 PM
The hearing was called to order by the Chairperson, Michael Siegrist, at 7:31 PM
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. VanAuken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Budget Hearing

The Proposed 2012 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion.

No public comments (G. Bell, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A.Heidemann, S. Rzetelny, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski)

2012 Proposed Budget Approval

J. Fausone moved and C. Van Auken supported the approval to adopt the Proposed 2012 Budget amount of $4,932,702 (See Attachment A)

The motion passed unanimously 11/09-15-1-BH

Tax Resolution

J. Fausone moved and K. Schulz supported the resolution to approve certifying the rate for tax levy of 1.5437 mills for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012. (See Attachment B)

A roll call vote was taken.

Aye: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Nay: None

The motion passed 11/09 15-2-BH


The budget hearing was adjourned at 7:35 PM

Meeting Minutes - September 15, 2011

The Chairperson, Michael Siegrist, called the meeting to order at 7:35 PM
Present: M. Siegrist, K. Schulz, G. Snow, J. Fausone, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

No comments (G. Bell, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski)

Approval Of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval Of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.


A letter from Lois McWherter was passed around. Also, board members confirmed they had received communication from Trustee G. Snow and C. Young.

Report Of The Library Director

A positive op-ed piece by editor Brad Kadrich, regarding National Library Card Sign Up Month and in support of the library, appeared in the most recent issue of the Canton Observer.

Sergeant Scott Hughesdon of Canton’s Department of Public Safety had visited and was shown a map and resolutions of the proposed new security cameras (agenda action item #2) to verify that the views obtained by their placement would be helpful to the police. He complimented E. Davis and security monitor Bill Rice on implementing his department’s suggestions.

Storytime at Barnes & Noble

On November 28, the regularly scheduled Family Storytimes and ABC Activity Times begining at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM will be held at Barnes & Noble in Northville. This change is in support of the Canton Public Library Book Fair held in partnership with Barnes & Noble. While you are there use the coupon found in the November/December 2011 Connections newsletter and start your holiday shopping.

WordPress to Webpage

Connect to others by converting a free WordPress blog page into a webpage — no HTML taught or needed. Join us forWordPress to Webpage on Friday, November 4th from 10:00-11:30 AM. If you've ever wanted to create your own webpage but found HTML too complicated, give this program a try!

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Social Security Benefits Increase

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 60 million Americans will increase 3.6 percent in 2012, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that nearly 55 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2012. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2011.
[Photo Courtesy of AP Images.]

Fantasy and Supernatural

Here are some great new books if you are a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and/or supernatural stories, especially those with a touch of romance.

The girl of fire and thorns by Rae Carson

Entwined by Heather Dixon

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Chime by Franny Billingsley

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Across the universe by Beth Revis

A Chicken in Every Yard

A chicken in every yard : the Urban Farm Store's guide to chicken keeping by Robert and Hannah Litt — The title of this book refers to the idea not that every yard must have chickens, but that every yard could. You can raise chickens virtually anywhere, and this book shows just how to do it. The authors have included a wealth of information gleaned from their own experience, including choosing the right breed, building a coop, feeding, preventing and treating diseases, recipes to use your chickens' eggs and more. They also include an all-important section on working with neighbors, family, and authorities to make your chicken-raising experience successful and positive for everyone.