Board of Trustees Meeting September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 @ 9:30 am

  • Minutes of the September 17th, 2014 Meeting at 9:30am

    BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Joan Levan, President; Karen Andrews, Vice-President; June Sellin, Secretary; Jennifer Mendelson, Treasurer; EXCUSED: Maria Moore, Trustee.

    ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: Danielle Waskiewicz, Director and Donna Leotta, Business Manager.

    1. Call to Order at 9:39am by President Levan.
    2. GUEST: Melissa Fried, Idea Place Programming Coordinator, gave a presentation on “Nurturing Lifelong Learners, One Program at a Time”. Melissa gave an overview of the many programs that were offered over the summer and how through the fun planned activities the children utilized their critical thinking skills. Melissa also explained the literacy-science connection and how this connection fosters better grades for students. This summer the Idea Place hosted 171 programs with 6,382 in attendance.
    3. The minutes of the August 13th, 2014 Board Meeting were reviewed. A motion to approve these minutes was made by Mendelson and seconded by Sellin. Approved.
    4. The Board reviewed the Personnel Report. A motion to approve the Personnel Report was made by Andrews and seconded by Mendelson. Approved.
      1. The Treasurer’s Report was reviewed. A motion to approve the monthly bills was made by Andrews and seconded by Sellin. Approved.
      2. The Board reviewed Income and Expenses Analysis reports and Fund Account reports for the month of August.
    5. At this point in the meeting Mendelson discussed her review of the insurances held by outside independent contractors doing work in the Library. A motion to approve an insurance stipend to Eastern Tennis & Construction, Inc. in the amount of $3,000.00 was made by Sellin and seconded by Levan. Approved.
    6. The Reports were read with interest.
      At 11:30am, Leotta was excused from the remainder of the meeting.
    7. OLD BUSINESS: No Old Business.
    8. NEW BUSINESS:
      1. The Board reviewed the proposed amendments to the SCLS Resource Sharing Code dated 9/9/14. A motion to approve/accept the proposed amendments was made by Levan and seconded by Andrews. Approved.
      2. The Board approved the attendance of two staff members to the MAPACA Conference at a cost not to exceed $2,132.88. A motion to approve this was made by Sellin and seconded by Levan. Approved.
      3. The Board reviewed the Technology Plan.
        1. The Board approved the purchase of a new computer for the Business Office in the amount of $989.00. A motion to approve this was made by Levan and seconded by Andrews. Approved.
        2. The Board approved the purchase of a Wi-Fi camera in the amount of $199.00. A motion to approve this was made by Levan and seconded by Andrews. Approved.
      4. The Board reviewed the Friends meeting schedule. The Board discussed showing their support for the Friends and establishing a closer relationship. Levan will attend their upcoming meeting on 9/18.
    9. A motion to adjourn the regular meeting was made at 12:20pm by Mendelson and seconded by Andrews. Approved.

    The next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 9:30am.

 

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