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The Chairperson, Amy Watts, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

Present:           N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Lee, J. Pandit, D. Turner, A. Watts

Absent:            None

Also Present:  E. Davis, K. Gladden

  • CALL TO AUDIENCE  (L. Golden, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, R. Noble, J. Parij, K. Young) – None      

    The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.


    The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

  • COMMUNICATIONS — A Thank You card from a Northville patron was circulated to the board members. She had, in 2018, displayed interest in purchasing chairs like some in the library. Business Services Department Head Marian Nicholson had kept her information and, when two of the chairs were being removed from use, contacted the patron to offer them to her.

    The press packets distributed to the board members represented the last six months’ worth
    of press clippings from local sources. Due to the large staff turnover at the Observer &
    Eccentric newspapers, it has become increasingly difficult to get stories placed in the Canton

    • The Canton Township Board vote on which company will conduct the new Community Survey was postponed to August 13.
    • Income is trending higher in the financial reports due to monies received under Miscellaneous and Contributions, which will be reconciled when the income is recognized in the 2nd Quarter Budget Amendment.  Some expenditures continue to trend higher: Fringe Benefits, due to the MERS lump sum payment that was made early in the year and Insurance, due to premiums having to be paid in the first quarter.  These areas will fall in line as the year progresses.
  • TRUSTEE COMMENTS — Vice Chair Nancy Eggenberger commented that she had participated in one of the 62 Days of Summer Prize Patrols and that it had been an enjoyable experience.
    • (Draft) 2020 Budget & 2021-2022 Projections (1st look) — Director Eva Davis said that the auditors had recommended the budget format be changed to include columns delineating both the preceding two budgets (2018 & 2019) and projections for the succeeding two budgets (2021 & 2022), along with the proposed 2020 budget.

       N. Eggenberger complimented Accountant Debbie McHugh for her work on the Budget 
       Narrative, which clearly outlined how board concerns, as expressed in budget discussions
       throughout 2019, had been addressed in the proposed 2020 budget draft.

       M. Nicholson and E. Davis briefly addressed projects that will be handled by ENGIE
       Services; rebuilding the Fund Balance beginning in 2023; and future obligations and
       contributions to the MERS pension fund.

  •    Approve 2nd Quarter Budget Amendment — Davis briefly discussed the proposed
       amendment, which recognized both additional revenues and decreased overdue fine
       income, and allocated those additional revenues within various expenditures (including the
       Story Trail, whose sign frames have been installed).

       Trustee M. Farell moved and N. Eggenberger supported a motion to approve the 2nd
       Quarter Budget Amendment as presented.

       The motion passed unanimously 19/7-18-1.

    The meeting was adjourned at 7:56 P

July 19

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by watching some of these fascinating films on the race to be the first to the moon.

Ah, summer. It's hot with a capital "H." Your grass has dried out. And you have to rush home from the grocery store before your ice cream melts. But summer also brings with it...the beach read! Beach reads are the perfect reason to slow down, grab a book, and sit in the sun (or shade) (or inside).

Best selling author Elin Hilderbrand has written a number of books that focus on summertime on Nantucket Island and enjoying its beauty. Her newest title, which is also Hilderbrand's first historical novel, follows a family through the changing times of the 1960s. 


Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | large print

Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in America, nothing is the same: Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent, takes a summer job on Martha's Vineyard. Only-son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother and her worried mother, each of them hiding a troubling secret. As the summer heats up, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country.

If you like Elin Hilderbrand and her summer reads, then try...

So, you've downloaded FaceApp and learned that you're going to look very suave when you're older. But just how does FaceApp magically age you so accurately?

FaceApp uses a type of artificial intelligence and machine learning called an artificial neural network. Investigate a little more about artificial intelligence and the latest in technology with some of these fiction and non-fiction titles (no technical background required!):


Plum rains by Andromeda Romano-Lax
Also available in: e-audiobook

Here are the top 10 checked-out movies, in order, for 2019 so far. Have you watched any of these? What did you think?

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