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Minutes of April 26, 2012, Board Meeting Print
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SUGAR GROVE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MINUTES OF APRIL 26, 2012, REGULAR MEETING

 

President Joan Roth called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. at the library.

 

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

 

Public Comments:

 

None.

 

President Joan Roth closed public comment.

 

Minutes of March 22, 2012, Board of Trustees Regular Meeting and February 25, March 10, March 17, April 11, and April 19, 2012, Board of Trustees Special Meetings:

 

Motion: To approve the minutes of the March 22, 2012, board of trustees regular meeting and the February 25, March 10, March 17, April 11, and April 19, 2012, board of trustees special meetings. Motion by Julie Wilson, 2nd by Dan Herkes. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Wilson – Yes. Motion carried.

 

Minutes of February 23, April 11, and April 19, 2012, Board of Trustees Closed Meetings:

 

Motion: To approve the minutes of the February 23, April 11, and April 19, 2012, board of trustees closed meetings. Motion by Robert Bergman, 2nd by Dan Herkes. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Oliver - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Wilson – Yes. Motion carried.

 

Correspondence:

 

None.

 

Financial Report:

 

Dan Herkes reviewed the unrestricted and restricted funds reports, the operating budget revenue and expenditure statements, and the March 2012 check register.

 

[Trustee Anthony Oliver joined the meeting at 7:08 p.m.]

 

 

Motion: To approve the March 2012 check register. Motion by Julie Wilson, 2nd by Bill Durrenberger. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Oliver - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Wilson – Yes. Motion carried.

 

Library Report:

 

Marilyn Boria presented a written report and reviewed the items covered in that report. There was some discussion of several topics including e-books use and tablets that support e-books. Trustee Anthony Oliver discussed the light use of the Teen Zone room and expressed his wishes that the library could do something to increase the use of the library by teens. He suggested increased electronic/computer equipment, which might be of particular interest for teens.

 

Committee Reports: Building

 

Anthony Oliver informed the trustees of the status of his efforts to repair the siding and a meeting that he had with the landscaper to discuss a couple of dead trees and related landscaping issues.

 

Marilyn Boria reported that the library is purchasing substantially more bandwidth than it is using. Ken Wiesner, a library patron who has recently been assisting the library with computer and other technology matters, reported on research that he has done concerning changing the library’s bandwidth contracts in order to save the library approximately $500.00 per month in its bandwidth expenses. There was some discussion of this subject and related issues among Marilyn Boria, the trustees, and Ken Wiesner.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Julie Wilson questioned whether the board had formally approved the regular meeting dates for November and December 2012. Marilyn Boria said that she would check on that and report back to the trustees. Anthony Oliver expressed his wishes to change the regular board meeting times to 6:00 p.m. All trustees said they would go along with that change; the issue will be put on the next meeting’s agenda.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Approval of Revised Job Descriptions:

 

Motion: To approve the revised job descriptions for Technical Services Manager and Computer Lab/IT Manager. Motion by Anthony Oliver, 2nd by Dan Herkes. There was some discussion of the written descriptions provided by Marilyn Boria. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Oliver - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Wilson – Yes. Motion carried.

 

Approval of Contract for Library Insurance:

 

Motion: To approve renewal of the library’s property, inland marine, general liability, worker’s compensation, and umbrella insurance coverages with a deductible of $1,000.00 at a cost of $7,040.00 for the period of one year beginning May 31, 2012. Motion by Julie Wilson, 2nd by Dan Herkes. Marilyn Boria explained the distinction between computer coverage with a $250.00 deductible and personal property coverage with a higher deductible, presently at $5,000.00. Also, Marilyn Boria recommended that the deductible for personal property be lowered from $5,000.00 to $1,000.00 at an increased annual cost of only $393.00 per year. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Oliver - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Wilson – Yes. Motion carried.

 

Approval of Participation in the RAILS Nonresident Fee Program:

 

Motion: To approve participation in the RAILS Nonresident Library Card Program for an annual fee of $220.00 for fiscal year 2012-2013. Motion by Julie Wilson, 2nd by Dan Herkes. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Oliver - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Wilson – Yes. Motion carried.

 

Approval of Contract for Natural Gas Service:

 

Motion: To approve entering into a one-year contract with Nordic Energy to provide natural gas service. Dan Herkes and Marilyn Boria explained some features of this contract. Motion by Dan Herkes, 2nd by Anthony Oliver. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Oliver - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Wilson – Yes. Motion carried.

 

Approval of the Hiring of a Library Director:

 

Motion: To approve hiring Carol Dolin as library director at an annual salary of $57,000.00, with a starting date of May 8, 2012. Motion by Julie Wilson, 2nd by Anthony Oliver. Role Call Vote: Bergman – Yes, Herkes – Yes, Oliver - Yes, Roth – Yes, Morrical – Yes, Durrenberger – Yes, Wilson – Yes. Motion carried.

 

Agenda Items for May 24, 2012, Board Meeting:

 

Directors and Officers insurance; 6:00 p.m. meeting time; confirm November/December 2012 meeting dates have been approved; bandwidth.

 

In light of the fact that this meeting will probably be the last meeting for Marilyn Boria as Interim Director, Board President Joan Roth, on behalf of the trustees, the library staff, and the Sugar Grove Library District community, presented Marilyn Boria with a thank you card and present in recognition of the excellent job she did as Interim Director.

 

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

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m. These minutes are submitted by Bill Durrenberger, board secretary.

 


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