Library Board of Trustees, July 2017

July 31st, 2017  |  Published in Observer Reports

Present: Gleisser, Bertsch, Cicarella, Hendon, Williams
Also, Library Director Amy Switzer and library staff members
President Gleisser reported on receiving letters (6/14 and 7/14) from concerned citizens about the Shaker Heights library system becoming part of the Cuyahoga County system and the response. There was no discussion at this meeting.
The fiscal officer’s report was approved (no major surprises, in income or outflow).
The State of Ohio has notified the library about an upcoming audit, with which the library is cooperating.
The Director’s report noted a forum on the subject of Shaker Square (sponsored by the LWV), anticipating a good turnout. She discussed Ohio’s Public Library Fund financial matters, conveyed the usage report and community engagement activities. A September library fine amnesty and effort to get library cards to all children in the county was approved by the Board. This program, to be supported by all 9 libraries in the county, will follow a similar program which was deemed successful last year. The Director also spoke about the Spring cell tower lease and request to update equipment. The Board decided to defer action on the matter, pending some clarifying language for the agreement.
The Board voted to accept a number of gifts (detailed in the minutes).
A Teen Fun Day August 19 at Chelton Park was announced.
Kathleen Hickman

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