Meeting Minutes -- February 21, 2008

February 21, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:25 p.m.

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Young, N. Williams, C. Van Auken

Absent:

Also Present: E. Davis, A. Heidemann, P. Majkowski 

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments. (R. Havenstein-Coughlin)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved as submitted.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the January 17th meeting were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Thank you note for Eva Davis and Laurie Golden's visit to the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park radio station 88.1 FM.. 
  • Note from Canton Township Leisure Services thanking the library for involvement in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. 
  • Thank you note from former director Jean Tabor. 

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

Meeting Minutes -- January 17, 2008

January 17, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:30 p.m.

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Young, N. Williams, C. Van Auken

Absent:

Also Present:  E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, J. Laffey, P. Majkowski, M. Breitner 

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments. (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, R. VanHoeck)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with additions.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the December 13th meeting were approved as submitted.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE INDUSTRIES PRESENTATION -PAUL MAJKOWSKI AND MARK BREITNER

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Meeting Minutes -- December 13, 2007

December 13, 2007
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 7:30 p.m. 
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, N. Williams, C. Young
Absent: C. Van Auken
Also Present:  J. Tabor, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments.
(R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, C. McLaughlin, E. Davis)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with additions.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the November 15th meeting were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

The Board thanks Harriet Gill and Mr. & Mrs. R. Richardson for their Endowment Fund Donations.

Martin Luther King Essay Contest Application

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

A representative from Professional Service Industries (PSI) will attend the January meeting to review the roofing bid process. Bids should go out early in the year to obtain the best price. The Board will have to approve the contract with PSI and decide which roof to install.

Terri Merbler, the present café manager, will be leaving by the 28th. Concern was expressed about Java Jungle hiring an effective adult manager. Terri did a great job. 

Our bimonthly newsletter, Connections, is now available online as a pdf file (attached below).

Meeting Minutes -- November 15, 2007

November 15, 2007
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 7:30 p.m. 
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Van Auken, C. Young, N. Williams
Absent:
Also Present:  J. Tabor, S. Rzetelny, L. Papa

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments (A. Heidemann, Bob Armbruster)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with additions.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the October 18th meeting were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

Metro Net is being sued by IOC - Metro Net's attorney Garrett & Bashan was consulted prior to the separation and is confident about the case, however, legal fees will be incurred.

Jim Gillig will speak at the dedication ceremony of the sculpture in memory of John Schwartz. The date is set: Friday, December 7th at 3:00 p.m. 

The Museum Adventure Passes are now available. Almost all libraries are participating in this popular program.

After review of Jungle Java's P & L, it was suggested Jean contact Denise Mehl and Laurel Hess to review status of the café.

Meeting Minutes -- October 18, 2007

October 18, 2007
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 7:30 p.m. 
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Van Auken, C. Young
Absent: N. Williams
Also Present:  J. Tabor, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

(R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, A. Amador)
Patron Amador commented on the lack of computer availability. Mr. Amador was informed by Jean Tabor that the library is adding additional terminals after the first of the year. Discussion was held regarding the feasibility of initiating sign up for computer usage and actions of other libraries. Time limits may have to be imposed in the future.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved as written.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the September 20th meeting were approved as submitted.

The minutes of the Budget Hearing of September 20th and Special meeting of October 2nd were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

Staff letter from William Swartz regarding scheduling: The board determined this is a staffing/scheduling issue and referred it back to the department head and director.

Meeting Minutes -- October 2, 2007 Special Meeting

October 2, 2007
5 :30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 5:30 p.m. 

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Van Auken, N. Williams, C. Young

Absent:

Also Present:  S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

C. McLaughlin relayed staff concerns regarding CPL guideline not to hire relatives.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved as written.

NEW BUSINESS

Our bimonthly newsletter, Connections, is now available online as a pdf file (attached below).

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