Library Board of Trustees, March 2017

March 30th, 2017  |  Published in Observer Reports

Library Board of Trustees
March 27, 2017

Present: Mr. Anderson, Mr. Cicarella, Mr. Gleisser, Ms. Williams; 6:42 p.m., Mr. Bertsch, Mr. Meinhard; 6:57 p.m., Ms. Williams
Absent: Ms. Garrett

The meeting was called to order at 6:39 p.m. The minutes of the Feb. 13, 2017, meeting were approved.

Board Bylaws updated wording – Mr. Bertsch (motion), Ms. Williams (2nd)

Resolution of Commendation for Board President Chad Anderson, who is leaving the board after serving for nine years. Margaret Simon read a poem to him from the librarians.

Trustee Interviews – Six interviews are pending. Interviews will be conducted with two Library Board and two Board of Education members present. The selected candidate will be named in mid-April.

Financial Statements – Dec. 31, 2016, corrected and Feb. 28, 2017, were approved.

2017 Final Appropriation includes a 1 percent raise for staff, with the exception of the Director.

In response to President Trump’s budget proposal to eliminate Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funding, the Board of Trustees will send a letter to Rep. Marcia Fudge and other legislators in support of IMLS.

Members of the Library board met with Board of Education members on March 7 to discuss timelines for placing a library levy on the ballot. The earliest the library would go to voters would be May 2018.

Gift for Building Fund – Peter Luton, in memory of Barbara and Michael Luton, $5,000

The meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.
Paulanita Barker

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