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Library Board Meeting Agenda — December 19, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports - None
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • None
  • New Business
    • Nomination/Election of 2014 Board Officers
    • Proposed 4th Quarter Budget Amendment
    • Proposed Fund Balance Transfer
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Board Meeting Minutes — November 21, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz called the meeting to order at 7:31 pm.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — November 21, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports - None
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • None
  • New Business
    • 2014 Board Officers
    • IT proposal for purchase of new servers
    • Statistic of the Month (Dashboard - S. Rzetelny)
    • Director's Evaluation (closed session)
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:32 pm.

Present: J. Fausone, M. Farell, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Absent: N. Eggenberger, S. Foster
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(C. DeBear, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, L. Papa) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

Approval of Budget Hearing Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

E. Davis shared that the library is investigating the possibility of joining a proposed Wide-Area Network of aerial fiber cables for remote back-up purposes, as well as other potential benefits, through the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. She, L. Papa and L. Golden attended a meeting with Plymouth-Canton Community Schools; the township of Plymouth; the city of Plymouth; Plymouth District Library; Canton Township, and the Western Townships Utilities Authority. PCCS is offering to allow the Canton Public Library to share in the benefits of this project by paying only the incremental costs to join and hook up to another member of the WAN (Canton Township or Plymouth District Library, for example); joining the RFP would cost $1500 and would allow the library to retain the option of joining the project while waiting until final estimates come in to fully commit. Davis will keep the board updated.

Director’s Report

Davis heard from Deb Greene, director of the Belleville Area District Library, that her board has chosen a site on Belleville Lake for the new library building.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — October 17, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Budget Hearing Minutes
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports - None
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • None
  • New Business
    • 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment
    • Approve proposed contract with Library Design Associates for Patron Service Improvement Project
    • Strategic Plan progress update
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

2014 Budget Approved

At the Budget Hearing on September 19, 2013, the Library Board of Trustees adopted the 2014 budget and set the 2014 millage rate. The millage rate remains the same at 1.5437, and the total 2014 budget of $5,599,410 reflects use of some of our Fund Balance (essentially, our savings account) to 1) make building improvements, and 2) bring the library's pension account to 100% funding.

1) As a result of patron feedback and suggestions, our 2012-2015 Strategic Plan includes a comprehensive look at how library spaces are used, how that usage has changed over time, and what changes you'd like to see to improve our interactions with you. In addition to your feedback and suggestions, we also considered the entire building; the original library building is now 25 years old, and the library additions are now 12 years old. Much of our equipment and fixtures date back to the original construction and are due (some overdue) for replacement. In 2013, we were able, through donations and use of Fund Balance, to update and renovate some library spaces--new study rooms were added in the east wing of the library, and renovations were done in our Community Room and Quiet Study Room, as well as in the staff kitchen. These updates and replacements will continue in 2014 with updates to the main area of the library, with our Patron Service Improvement Project (PSI Project).

Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:35 PM.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Absent: J. Fausone
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, J. Spencer) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

E. Davis shared with the board a Village Theater program for the upcoming season in which the library has once again purchased advertising.

Budget Hearing Minutes

The hearing was called to order by the Chairperson, Kim Schulz, at 7:31 PM.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Absent:J. Fausone
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Budget Hearing

The Proposed 2014 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion. There were no comments from the public.

2014 Proposed Budget Approval

T. Hartnett moved and N. Eggenberger supported the motion to adopt the Proposed 2014 budget amount of $5,599,410. (See Attachment A)

The motion passed unanimously 13/09-19-1-BH

Tax Resolution

T. Hartnett 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, 2014. (See Attachment B)

Roll call vote: Thomas Hartnett: yes
Michelle Farell: yes
Sommer Foster: yes
Nancy Eggenberger: yes
Kimberly Schulz: yes

The motion passed unanimously 13/09-19-2-BH

Adjourn

The budget hearing was adjourned at 7:34 PM.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — September 19, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:30 PM (following Budget Hearing)
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Committee Reports
  • Proposed 2014 Schedule of Board Meeting Dates and Library Closures (2nd look)
  • Connect Your Summer evaluation (presentation by Laurie Golden)
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Budget Hearing Meeting Agenda — September 19, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of 2014 Budget as Presented
  • Approval of Resolution Certifying Tax Levy for Fiscal Year Ending 12/31/14
  • Adjournment of Budget Hearing

Special Budget Hearing Meeting

The Canton Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a special Budget Hearing Meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2013. The meeting will be held in the Purple Room and will begin at 7:30 PM. The public is welcome. A copy of the proposed budget will be made available at the Help Desk.

Board Meeting Minutes — Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:32 pm.

Present: M. Farell, J. Fausone, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Absent: N. Eggenberger, S. Foster

Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, 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.

Communications

E. Davis shared with the board a congratulatory letter to building supervisor Jim Laffey, which was received from Camfil-Farr upon the library’s receipt of 5-star certification for our air filtration system.

Davis also shared a report received from the art appraiser hired by S. Rzetelny to analyze the value of artworks owned by the library, for insurance purposes.

Director’s Report

Davis reported on information received from two area libraries in response to her inquiry regarding their guidelines on board trustee attendance at conferences.

In response to a grant proposal submitted by members of the Information Services department, the Canton Lions Club has awarded the library a grant to start a low-vision collection. Magnifiers and other equipment will be made available for checkout; in this way, patrons will be able to experiment with these expensive items at home before committing to purchase them. (The Lions Club will also make funding available to assist low-vision patrons with such purchases.)

Library Board Meeting Agenda (*amended) — August 13, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports - None
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • Proposed 2014-2016 Draft Budget (2nd look)
  • New Business
    • Proposed 2014 Board Meeting Calendar
    • *Approval of proposed contract for payroll services with Paylocity
    • Statistic of the Month - Unique Management Services (presented by N. Szczepanski)
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Library Board Meeting Re-scheduled

The August meeting of the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees has been moved to Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30 PM. (Board meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of each month.) Members of the public are welcome.

Meeting Minutes — July 18, 2013

The Vice-Chair, J. Fausone, called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, T. Hartnett
Absent:S. Foster, K. Schulz
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, 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.

Communications

None

Director’s Report

E. Davis extended an invitation to the board for the annual staff picnic on August 21; reminder invitations will be issued by K. Gladden.

Additional revenues were received from both Wayne County (approximately $118,000 in delinquent property taxes) and Canton Township (approximately $68,000 reimbursement for excess DDA tax captures.) Income from both penal fines and state aid is expected in August.

Davis spoke in more depth about the Canton Township Community Survey, which she had touched on in her written report and, at the request of Vice-Chair Fausone, explained to the newer board members what the MetroNet consortium is and what her role on that body's board entails.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — July 18, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders - None
  • New Business
    • Proposed revision to Meeting Room Policy
    • Proposed 2nd Quarter Budget Amendment
    • Proposed 2014-2016 Draft Budget
    • Canton Leisure Services Community Survey
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — June 20, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:29 pm.

Present: N. Eggenberger, J. Fausone, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Absent: M. Farell, S. Foster
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden, D. Huntzicker

Call to Audience

(M. Barker, L. Golden, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski, N. Welz) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

E. Davis shared a copy of a letter from the Baldwin Public Library Board to Commissioners Dwyer and Gershenson of the Oakland County Commission re: enlisting their support in an effort to alter state law to exclude libraries from the list of places where it is lawful to openly carry firearms. The Baldwin board had asked that Davis share the letter with the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees in the hope that they, too, would send a similar request to Canton’s representatives on the Wayne County Commission.

Director’s Report

Davis (along with trustees Hartnett, Eggenberger and Foster) attended a TLN workshop on Working with Boards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly the previous week. All felt the experience had been worthwhile.

L. Golden will be presenting at the American Library Association conference next week, talking about the library’s Connect Your Summer program on a panel discussing gameification in libraries; CPL will be the only public library represented on the panel.

Davis is working on her mid-year self-assessment and will send it to Chair K. Schulz. Input from staff is also being collected.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — June 20, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders - None
  • New Business
    • Connect Your Summer Overview with M. Barker & N. Welz   
    • Review of impact of state & federal laws, and employee medical plan options for 2013/2014 (with D. Huntzicker of Kapnick Insurance Group) 
    • Approve medical plan option after presentation by Kapnick Insurance and   discussion of Finance Committee recommendation
    • Approve employee cost-sharing option for medical premiums as outlined by PA 152, after discussion of Finance Committee Recommendation
    • Approve proposed change to 2013 IT budget
  •  Call to Audience
  •   Adjourn

Library Board Meeting Minutes — May 16, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:33 pm.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, K. Schulz
Absent: T. Hartnett
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, 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.

Communications

E. Davis shared a card from Hasina Abdu and Nadia Husain from the Muslim Communities of Western Suburbs; the group also donated $200 to the Endowment Fund in recognition of the Muslim Journeys grant recently awarded to the library by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A program from the 2013 Canton Hall of Fame/Community Achiever and Community Supporters awards reception was also shared; the Friends of the Canton Public Library were given one of the Community Supporter awards at the ceremony.

Davis complimented L. Golden and her organizing committee for the successful LibraryAware party on May 10.

Director’s Report

Davis received the equalization report from Wayne County which stated that the library will not experience any Headlee erosion in the millage rate in 2013; it will remain at 1.5437 mills.

Library Board June Meeting Re-Scheduled

The June 2013 meeting of the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees has been re-scheduled. The meeting will be held at 7:30 PM on Thursday, June 20 in the Purple Room.