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Meeting Minutes - May 20, 2010

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:31PM
Present: K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, C. Van Auken, J. Fausone, G. Snow, D. Turner
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

Call to Audience

No comments (A. Heidemann, L. Papa, Ellen Pare, Michael Pare)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the April 15 meeting were approved as presented

Communications

E. Davis shared with the Board a note from Peg Britz on behalf of the Friends Board and Secondhand Prose volunteers, thanking the library for the volunteer luncheon.

Report of the Library Director

E. Davis reported that Nancy Szczepanski had accepted the new position of Department Head for Circulation Services, in charge of a group of roughly 50 employees. She will assume her new duties as of June 1. Leo Papa will continue on as interim supervisor for the rest of the Technical Services group (9-10 people).

Davis mentioned a spate of articles and emails about other Metro Detroit libraries that are cutting hours, cutting staff, etc. in an effort to cope with the current budget realities.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010, 7:30PM

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • July Board Meeting (item of discussion) – verify quorum
    • Possible utilization of Fund Balance monies to pay some or all of 2011 debt obligation (item of discussion)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes - April 15, 2010

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:33PM
Present: K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, C. Van Auken, J. Fausone, G. Snow, D. Turner
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden, G. Bell, A. Davis, M. Swartz

Call to Audience

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

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the March 18 meeting were approved as presented

Communications

E. Davis shared with the Board an invitation from the new Belleville District Library to attend a reception and swearing-in ceremony of the new District Board on April 24th.

Included in the April PR packet were materials relating to the 2009 Annual Report that were mailed to donors and a placard that was sent to community partners.

Report of the Library Director

Canton Township confirmed that Canton Center Road construction would begin in earnest on Monday, April 26.

Permits were received April 15, so construction of the new sorting area in the former library Copy Center would also begin on Monday, April 26.

Meeting Minutes - March 18, 2010

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:33PM
Present: K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, C. Van Auken, J. Fausone
Absent: G. Snow, D. Turner
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

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

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the February 25th Meeting were approved as presented

Communications

Eva Davis had no communications to share. However, Chair Van Auken said she had received email from Cecil Young, indicating that Trustee George Snow would not be present at the meeting.

Report of the Library Director

E. Davis said she had attended a Wayne County Road meeting at Township Hall and obtained the timeline for the Canton Center Road construction project:

Library Board Meeting Agenda - April 15, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010 7:30PM

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Library Director Performance Evaluation & Objectives Setting (item of discussion)
  • New Business
    • Furlough Analysis (item of discussion)
    • Presentation by Plante & Moran of 2009 Audit Report (item of discussion)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes - February 25, 2010

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:32PM
Present: K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken, J. Fausone
Absent: G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

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

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the January 21st Meeting were approved as presented

Communications

Eva Davis had no communications to share. However, Chair Van Auken said she had received email from Cecil Young, indicating that Trustee George Snow would not be present at the meeting.

Report of the Library Director

E. Davis said that Gail Bell received an updated SEV projection from the Township Finance department. While residential properties have declined 9.8%, the projection now is that commercial development will offset some of that loss. The projection shows an overall 7% decline in total SEV (residential and commercial), which is worse than what was projected 6 months ago (4%).

Library Board Meeting Agenda - March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 7:30PM

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Contract for RFID Sorting System (item of action)
  • New Business
    • Team Canton (item of discussion)
    • Liberty Fest parking request from Canton Township (item of action)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes - January 21, 2010

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:32PM
Present: K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken, J. Fausone
Absent: G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

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

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the December 17th Meeting were approved as presented

Communications

Eva Davis shared a postcard from George Snow. She also said he had emailed that he would not be in attendance at the January meeting.

She then shared an invitation to the Board to join the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF). This organization is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) which was formed by the merger of the Association of Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA) and Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA). The membership fee would be $100. The Friends have also been invited to join; they are past members of FOLUSA.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - February 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 7:30PM

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Endowment Fund Philosophy (item of discussion)
    • Contract for RFID Sorting System (item of action)
  • New Business
    • Library Director Performance Evaluation & Objectives Setting Process (item of discussion)
    • Jungle Java Express lease renewal (item of discussion)
    • Schedule Laurie Golden to present an overview of User Profiles (item of discussion)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

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