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Minutes of Board's 11-10-11 Regular Meeting Print
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SUGAR GROVE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 10, 2011, REGULAR MEETING

 

President Joan Roth called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. in one of the large meeting rooms at the library.

 

Introduction of Trustees and Others Present: Trustees: Art Morrical, Vice President; Joan Roth, President; Dan Herkes, Treasurer; Julie Wilson; Bill Durrenberger, Secretary; Robert Bergman; and Anthony Oliver. Interim Library Director: Marilyn Boria.

 

Public Comments:

Pat Graceffa – Read a statement – see attached. Reviewed the recent history of the library and its troubles and criticized the four trustees who voted to terminate former director Beverly Holmes Hughes, blaming them for what she views as past errors and the library’s current difficulties. Cautioned the three newest trustees on their dealings with those other four trustees.

Ron Leisher – Criticized the four trustees who voted to terminate former director Beverly Holmes Hughes, particularly for their failure to change their ways. Urged the public to speak up.

Doug Hartman – Presented copies of a recent Elburn Herald editorial, and a letter to the editor of the Aurora Beacon News. See attached. Criticized the four trustees who voted to terminate former director Beverly Holmes Hughes. Read the Elburn Herald editorial.

Jerry Murphy – Read a statement directed to the four trustees who voted to terminate former director Beverly Holmes Hughes – see attached. Stated that the recent difficulties of the library are an embarrassment to the Sugar Grove community and that this will be the legacy of the four trustees who voted to terminate former director Beverly Holmes Hughes. Criticized those four trustees.

 

President Joan Roth closed public comment.

 

Minutes of October 27, 2011, Board of Trustees Regular Meeting:

 

Motion: To approve the minutes of the October 27, 2011, board of trustees regular meeting. Motion by Dan Herkes, 2nd by Robert Bergman. Anthony Oliver stated his opinion that the minutes should include more detail. Bill Durrenberger, board secretary and the person preparing the minutes for board meetings, disagreed. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

Minutes of October 27, 2011, Board of Trustees Closed Session:

 

Motion: To approve the minutes of the October 27, 2011, board of trustees closed session. Motion by Dan Herkes, 2nd by Anthony Oliver. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Oliver – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes. Motion carried.

 

Minutes of October 13, 2011, Board of Trustees Special Meeting:

 

Motion: To approve the minutes of the October 13, 2011, board of trustees special meeting. Motion by Bill Durrenberger, 2nd by Dan Herkes. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Herkes – Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

Minutes of October 13, 2011, Board of Trustees Closed Session:

 

Motion: To approve the minutes of the October 13, 2011, board of trustees closed session. Motion by Dan Herkes, 2nd by Bill Durrenberger. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Oliver – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes. Motion carried.

 

Correspondence:

None

 

Financial Report:

The board was presented with a printout of current checks to be approved. Joan Roth questioned an AT&T expense for one of the library’s phone lines. Marilyn Boria explained that the line for the alarm and the separate line for the fax had been combined into a single shared line and that this will save the cost of one now-unnecessary line, in the amount of $116.00 per month.

 

Motion: To approve the payment of these expenses. Motion by Dan Herkes, 2nd by Robert Bergman. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

Dan Herkes reviewed a three-page printout overviewing revenues and expenses, by category, for the past fiscal year and comparing those to the estimated figures for the current fiscal year.

 

Library Report:

Marilyn Boria presented a three-page “Director’s Report” and reviewed that report with the trustees.

 

Report from Trustee Anthony Oliver on the ILA Annual Conference:

Anthony Oliver presented a three-page report on his recent attendance at this conference and encouraged the trustees to attend this conference in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Audit:

Dan Herkes presented his five-page “Treasurer’s Report” and reviewed that report in detail with the trustees. There was discussion among the trustees and Marilyn Boria of several issues covered by that report and also the draft audit report, particularly the expected budget shortfall for the current fiscal year and ways to reduce that shortfall.

 

Motion: To accept the current draft audit report. Motion by Robert Bergman, 2nd by Anthony Oliver. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

 

Approval of a Search Firm to Hire a New Director:

Marilyn Boria explained that she sent requests for proposals to at least six firms but only received two responses. She presented the documents received from these two firms and recommended that the board hire Alice Calabrese-Berry.

 

Motion: To retain the services of a search firm to assist in the hiring of a new director. Motion by Bill Durrenberger, 2nd by Dan Herkes. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Oliver - No. Motion carried, six to one.

 

Motion: To retain the services of Alice Calabrese-Berry to assist in the hiring of a new director. Motion by Julie Wilson, 2nd by Art Morrical. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Oliver - No. Motion carried, six to one.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Approval of the 2011-2012 Levy Ordinance:

 

Motion: To accept the 2011-2012 levy ordinance. Motion by Dan Herkes, 2nd by Anthony Oliver. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

 

Library Participation in Community Sign at Cross Street & Route 47:

Marilyn Boria presented a one-page overview of the sign and explained the situation. Several trustees expressed approval of the community sign but stated that given the library’s current dire financial situation, the library could unfortunately not afford to participate in this desirable sign.

 

Motion: To refrain from participation in this community sign. Motion by Anthony Oliver, 2nd by Dan Herkes. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

 

Buildings and Grounds Report:

Anthony Oliver presented a two-page report and also two emails and reviewed the matters covered by those documents. There was some discussion among the trustees and Marilyn Boria of the issues raised by these papers. Marilyn Boria and Anthony Oliver are working with the appropriate parties concerning the leaking roof and the AV wiring issues.

 

 

Motion: To go into closed session in accordance with Section 2(c)(11) of the Open Meetings Act to discuss probable or imminent litigation. Motion by Bill Durrenberger, 2nd by Anthony Oliver. Roll Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Roth – Yes, Wilson – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

 

 [The seven trustees and interim director Marilyn Boria then left the large meeting room to go to another room in the library at 8:35 p.m. The board went into closed session.]

 

[The seven trustees and interim director Marilyn Boria then returned to the large meeting room at 9:10 p.m.]

 

Motion: To go back into open session. Motion by Bill Durrenberger, 2nd by Dan Herkes. Roll Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Roth – Yes, Wilson – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

Agenda Items for December 8, 2011, Board of Trustees Meeting:

Marilyn Boria invited the trustees to contact her with any items they wanted on this agenda and suggested that all future agendas include “Report from board committees” as a standard item.

 

Marilyn Boria stated her intention to close the library the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving because these are very slow days at the library and money is an issue. No trustee had any objection.

 

Julie Wilson asked if any military veterans were present and thanked all veterans for their service to the country.

 

Motion: To adjourn. Motion by Art Morrical.  Voice Vote: All - Yes. Motion carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m. These minutes are submitted by Bill Durrenberger, board secretary.

 
Minutes of Board's 11-10-11 Public Hearing Print
Library Board

SUGAR GROVE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 10, 2011, PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

President Joan Roth called the public hearing on the 2011-2012 levy ordinance to order at 7:00 p.m. in one of the large meeting rooms at the library.

 

Roll Call: Joan Roth, President; Art Morrical, Vice President; Bill Durrenberger, Secretary; Julie Wilson, trustee; Dan Herkes, Treasurer; Anthony Oliver, trustee; and Robert Bergman, trustee. Marilyn Boria, Interim Director.

 

Public Comments on the 2011-2012 Levy Ordinance:

None

 

Board Comments on the 2011-2012 Levy Ordinance:

None

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:01 p.m. by President Joan Roth. These minutes are submitted by Bill Durrenberger, board secretary.

 
Board Agenda Dec 8, 2011 Print
Library Board
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Sugar Grove Public Library will hold a meeting at 125 South Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois, on Thursday, December 8, 2011, at the hour of 7:00 p.m. The following is the agenda for this meeting.
Call to order/Roll call and introduction of trustees
Public Comment – copies of written comments may be given to the board’s secretary for inclusion in the library’s public records.
Approval of the Minutes of November 10, 2011 regular session
Approval of the Minutes of the November 10, 2011 closed session
Approval of the Minutes of the December 1, 2011 Committee of the Whole meeting
Correspondence
Review of Financial Reports
Approval of Check Register - Action
Library Report
Board Committee Reports
OLD BUSINESS
Closed Session to Review Minutes of Closed Sessions held on the following 2011 dates: June 9 (2 sessions), July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25, October 6, October 13, October 27, and November 10.
Approval (if applicable) to release Closed Session Minutes - Action
Additional Unfinished Business
NEW BUSINESS
Approval to transfer unrestricted funds from the Special Reserve to the Operating Fund - Action
Approval of December Holiday Schedule - Action
Closed session to discuss personnel matters
Approval of Service Changes - Action
Agenda Items for January 26, 2011, Board of Trustees meeting
Adjourn
Attachments:
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Agenda for Special Committee Meeting Print
Library Board

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Sugar Grove Public Library will hold a Special Committee of the Whole Meeting at 125 South Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois, on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. in Meeting Room B. The following is the agenda for this meeting.

 

Call to order/Roll call and introduction of trustees

 

Public Comment – copies of written comments may be given to the board’s secretary for inclusion in the library’s public records.

 

Discussion with Consultant Alice Calabrese Berry of the search process and desired attributes for a new library director.

 

Adjournment

Attachments:
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Notice of Special Committee of the Whole Meeting Print
Library Board

NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

OF THE SUGAR GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

 

 

To:       The Trustees of the Board of the Sugar Grove Public Library District

            Marilyn Boria, Interim Director, Sugar Grove Public Library District

            Residents of the Sugar Grove Public Library District

 

Pursuant to authority given to me by law (75 ILCS 16/30-50) and in Section 2 of Article IV of the By-Laws of the Sugar Grove Public Library District, I hereby call a special committee of the whole meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Sugar Grove Public Library District which shall take place at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011, in Meeting Room B, Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois, for purposes of discussing the search for a new director. A formal agenda will be prepared and posted as required by law.

 

                                                                        Bill Durrenberger,

                                                                        Secretary of the Board of Trustees

                                                                        Of the Sugar Grove Public Library District

 

 

 
Minutes of October 27, 2011, Board Meeting Print
Library Board

SUGAR GROVE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MINUTES OF OCTOBER 27, 2011, REGULAR MEETING

 

President Joan Roth called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the large meeting room at the library.

 

Introduction of Trustees and Others Present: Trustees: Art Morrical, Vice President; Joan Roth, President; Julie Wilson; Bill Durrenberger, Secretary; Robert Bergman; and Anthony Oliver. Interim Library Director: Marilyn Boria.

 

Public Comments:

Pat Graceffa – Read a statement – see attached. Thanked the trustees that voted for mediation with former director Beverly Holmes Hughes. Stated that she understood that the library is not presently in a position to contribute towards the cost of the upcoming community sign to be located at Cross and Route 47, but urged the board to return to that issue in the future. Stated that if it becomes necessary to close the library for a period of time, the best time would be January/February when it is used the least.

Mari Johnson - Thanked the trustees that voted for mediation with former director Beverly Holmes Hughes. Encouraged the board to involve the community in the upcoming financial decisions.

Shari Baum – Encouraged all involved to go into the mediation with former director Beverly Holmes Hughes with open minds. Presented a copy of Doug Hartman’s recent letter to the Elburn Herald - see attached.

Ken Wiesner – Encouraged the mediation process and the library’s involvement with the upcoming community sign to be located at Cross and Route 47. Thanked the board for the Overdrive program.

 

Trustee Julie Wilson asked who the library should talk to about the community sign. Marilyn Boria stated that she would follow up on that issue.

 

Greg Koster – Explained his past request for trustee resignations. Expressed his hope that the current difficulties can be resolved and that the mediation between the board and former director Beverly Holmes Hughes will be successful.

 

 

President Joan Roth closed public comment.

 

Minutes of October 6, 2011, Board of Trustees Closed Session:

 

Motion: To approve the minutes of the October 6, 2011, board of trustees closed session. Motion by Bill Durrenberger, 2nd by Anthony Oliver. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Oliver – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes. Motion carried.

 

 

 

Minutes of October 6, 2011, Board of Trustees Regular Meeting:

 

Motion: To approve the minutes of the October 6, 2011, board of trustees regular meeting. Motion by Bill Durrenberger, 2nd by Robert Bergman. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

Correspondence:

None

 

Approve Payment of Certain Expenses:

 

Motion: To approve the payment of certain expenses. Motion by Bill Durrenberger, 2nd by Anthony Oliver. Marilyn Boria reviewed and explained the expenses being approved. There were several questions and comments by some of the trustees. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

Library Report:

Marilyn Boria handed the trustees a paper from the Village of Sugar Grove on the Connect and Communicate meeting and explained the purpose of that meeting which the trustees were encouraged to attend. She reviewed several upcoming library programs. She reported on the status of the repair of the library’s sign.

 

Anthony Oliver then reported on some of his recent activities as the building and grounds representative and presented two papers, one concerning the landscaping company and the other concerning the cleaning company. There was some discussion among the trustees of these two issues. He also briefly reported on his recent attendance at an Illinois Library Association conference.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Audit:

Marilyn Boria gave the trustees a draft of the audit report, along with a paper comparing last year’s expenses with the prior year’s expenses. There was some discussion of these items among several of the trustees and Marilyn Boria.

 

Approval of Mediator:

 

Motion: To not enter into mediation with former director Beverly Holmes Hughes. Motion by Art Morrical, 2nd by Joan Roth. Bill Durrenberger stated that the motion was out of order since the agenda stated only that “Approval of Mediator” is under consideration – not whether to mediate. Marilyn Boria stated that per a request to her by Art Morrical, she had discussed that point with the board’s attorney, Roger Ritzman, earlier on this date who had advised her that Art Morrical’s motion would not be out of order since the agenda item could be interpreted broadly enough to cover Art’s motion. There was some discussion among the trustees of this attempt to reverse the board’s previous decision to mediate. Julie Wilson expressed her desire to go into closed session to discuss the issues surrounding former director Beverly Holmes Hughes. Art Morrical withdrew his motion and Joan Roth withdrew her second.

 

 

Motion: To go into closed session in accordance with Section 2(c)(1) of the Open Meetings Act to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the Sugar Grove Public Library District or legal counsel for the Sugar Grove Public Library District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the Sugar Grove Public Library District or against legal counsel for the Sugar Grove Public Library District to determine its validity. Motion by Bill Durrenberger, 2nd by Julie Wilson. Roll Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Roth – Yes, Wilson – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

 

 [The six trustees and interim director Marilyn Boria then left the large meeting room to go to another room in the library at 8:10 p.m. The board went into closed session.]

 

[Trustee Dan Herkes arrived during the middle of the closed session.]

 

[The seven trustees and interim director Marilyn Boria then returned to the large meeting room at 9:10 p.m.]

 

Motion: To go back into open session. Motion by Bill Durrenberger, 2nd by Dan Herkes. Roll Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Roth – Yes, Wilson – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

Approval of Mediator (continued):

 

Motion: To not enter into mediation with former director Beverly Holmes Hughes. Motion by Art Morrical, 2nd by Joan Roth. Trustees Oliver, Durrenberger, and Herkes expressed their disapproval of this change in position of the board. Roll Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Herkes – No, Roth – Yes, Wilson – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – No, Oliver - No. Motion carried, four to three.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Village of Sugar Grove TIF District Proposal:

Marilyn Boria gave the trustees two papers outlining the proposed district boundaries and explained the status of this matter.

 

Approve Truth in Taxation Act Notice for a Public Hearing:

Marilyn Boria gave the trustees a copy of the so-called “black box” notice that will be published in the newspaper for this item and explained the status of this matter.

 

Motion: To approve the Truth in Taxation Act Notice for public hearing. Motion by Dan Herkes, 2nd by Bill Durrenberger. Roll Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Roth – Yes, Wilson – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

 

Motion: To adjourn. Motion by Anthony Oliver.  Voice Vote: All - Yes. Motion carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m. These minutes are submitted by Bill Durrenberger, board secretary.

 
Minutes of October 13, 2011, Board Meeting Print
Library Board

SUGAR GROVE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MINUTES OF OCTOBER 13, 2011, SPECIAL MEETING

 

President Joan Roth called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the large basement room at the Sugar Grove Community House.

 

Introduction of Trustees and Others Present: Trustees: Art Morrical, Vice President; Joan Roth, President; Julie Wilson; Bill Durrenberger, Secretary; Dan Herkes, Treasurer; and Anthony Oliver. Interim Library Director: Marilyn Boria.

 

Trustee Robert Bergman arrived several minutes thereafter.

 

Public Comments:

Pat Graceffa – Thanked the board for tonight’s meeting and expressed her hope that the board would approach mediation with an open mind.

Doug Hartman – Spoke for Mary Powers who wondered why a prior letter of hers which she had given to the library staff did not get read at the August 23, 2011, board meeting or placed with that board meeting’s minutes. He read a statement from Mary Powers supporting former director Beverly Holmes Hughes and criticizing the board for firing her. He gave the board secretary a copy of Mary Powers’ recent letter to the Aurora Beacon-News – see attached – for inclusion with the minutes for tonight’s board meeting. He then spoke on his own behalf and stated his concern over the financial and other problems of the library, his wish for the board to clearly state its new direction, and his hope that the board will enter into mediation with the former director as a way to resolve all the troubling issues currently surrounding the library.

Mari Johnson – Read a statement - see attached. Stated her concern over the library’s financial difficulties and her encouragement over possible mediation with the former director. Encouraged the board to work through the various issues, including involvement of the public in the process.

Shari Baum – Read a statement – see attached. Praised interim director Marilyn Boria. Criticized those who act anonymously. Expressed her deep concern over the library’s current financial situation and stated some possible changes in operating procedures that might help. Posed some questions about the board’s intentions. Asked for the resignations of trustees Roth, Morrical, and Bergman.

Jenny Shaw Parolek – Expressed concern over the library’s current situation. Praised former director Beverly Holmes Hughes and the library’s current staff. Concerned over the possible closing of the library. Encouraged the board to re-hire Beverly Holmes Hughes and focus its time and money on improving the library.

Meadow Sabelko – Stated that her family uses the library often. Concerned over the possible closing of the library.

Dan Nagel – Stated his belief that the library’s funds from the sale of its former Snow Street building cannot be used for library operations – only for capital improvements, per Illinois Department of Revenue rules.

Erin Erickson – Stated her confusion over why the board does not listen to the public who consistently attend board meetings and why the board continues to spend money as a result of the firing of the former director Beverly Holmes Hughes. Expressed her belief that the board can assist in the passage of a referendum, which is the long-term solution to the library’s current financial difficulties, by listening to the public, reversing course, and re-hiring Beverly Holmes Hughes.

Mari Johnson (again) – Stated that from her experience as trustee on the Village of Sugar Grove’s board with regard to the recent TIF issue, it is possible for a board to reverse course, as the Village board did with the TIF matter. The Village listened to the community and responded to the community’s wishes. Stated that the library board should do the same and put the community’s wishes ahead of their own personal opinions.

Ron Leisher – Stated that he was encouraged by the last board meeting’s indication that the board might be willing to mediate with former director Beverly Holmes Hughes. Stated that a referendum is the solution to the library’s current difficulties, but pointed out that the money from a referendum will not be received for at least two years. Expressed his opinion that a library is important in the community for the success of the community’s young people as they prepare for adult life.

David Verdeyen – Criticized the behavior of the public at past meetings but also stated that the public was behaving better at tonight’s meeting. Stated his concern over personal attacks against members of the board at past meetings and his opinion that such personal attacks can lead to violence. Stated that perhaps the board should have someone at its meetings to remove members of the public who misbehave. Encouraged the public to behave better.

Doug Hartman- Stated that he felt that some of David Verdeyen’s comments were directed at him, but disagreed that any of his comments have been inappropriate. Specifically denied any risk of violence from his comments.

 

Trustee Bill Durrenberger stated his opinion that although it may be true that some public comments may have been somewhat inappropriate, if David Verdeyen understood how justifiably upset the community is over the firing of former director Beverly Holmes Hughes, he would not be criticizing folks but praising them for their restraint.

 

David Verdeyen – Stated that he had not said that anybody threatened violence – just that comments can eventually lead to violence.

 

President Joan Roth closed public comment.

 

Approve Payment of Certain Expenses:

 

Motion: To approve the payment of certain expenses. Motion by Dan Herkes, 2nd by Bill Durrenberger. Trustee Bill Durrenberger stated that interim director Marilyn Boria had voluntarily lowered her pay from $72.00 per hour to $50.00 per hour. Trustee Anthony Oliver stated that he was looking into some savings on building and grounds expenses and would report to the board at a future meeting. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Wilson - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

 

 

Motion: To go into closed session in accordance with Section 2(c)(1) of the Illinois Open Meetings Act to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity. Motion by Bill Durrenberger, 2nd by Dan Herkes. Roll Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Roth – Yes, Wilson – Yes, Morrical – No, Durrenberger – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried, six to one.

 

[The seven trustees and interim director Marilyn Boria then left the large basement room to go to the southeast room on the main floor of the Community House. The board went into closed session.]

 

[The seven trustees and interim director Marilyn Boria then returned to the large basement room.]

 

Motion: To go back into open session. Motion by Bill Durrenberger, 2nd by Dan Herkes. Roll Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Roth – Yes, Wilson – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Oliver - Yes. Motion carried.

 

Hiring of New Director/Rehiring of Former Director:

 

Motion: To enter into mediation with former director Beverly Holmes Hughes. Motion by Bill Durrenberger, 2nd by Dan Herkes. There was some discussion by several of the trustees. Roll Call Vote: Bergman – No, Herkes – Yes, Roth – No, Wilson – Yes, Morrical – No, Durrenberger – Yes. Oliver – Yes. Motion carried, four to three.

 

 

Motion: To adjourn. Motion by Dan Herkes, 2nd by Robert Bergman.  Voice Vote: All - Yes. Motion carried.

 

Meeting adjourned. These minutes are submitted by Bill Durrenberger, board secretary.

 
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