Board of Trustees Meeting October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014 @ 9:30 am

  • Minutes of the October 8th, 2014 Meeting at 9:30am

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

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

    1. Call to Order at 9:31am by President Levan.
    2. The minutes of the September 17th, 2014 Board Meeting were reviewed. A motion to approve these minutes was made by Sellin and seconded by Andrews. Approved.
    3. GUEST: Nicole Turzillo, Head of Technical Services, and Susan Berdinka, Technical Services Librarian, gave a presentation on the new Westhampton Free Library website that has been developed “in house”. The Board was pleased with the new layout and the demonstration of its features. This new website is scheduled to go live by the end of the month.
    4. The Board reviewed the Personnel Report. A motion to approve the Personnel Report was made by Mendelson and seconded by Moore. Approved.
    5. The Treasurer’s Report was reviewed. A motion to approve the monthly bills was made by Andrews and seconded by Sellin. Approved.
    6. The Board reviewed Income and Expenses Analysis reports and Fund Account reports for the month of September.
    7. The Reports were read with interest.
    8. OLD BUSINESS:
      1. The Board approved the purchase of four additional ports along with their annual maintenance fees as described in the Technology Plan, for a total cost of $10,786.24 to be taken from the Technology Fund. A motion to approve this purchase was made by Mendelson and seconded by Sellin. Approved.
      2. The Board approved the purchase of two Honeywell Hyperion barcode scanners and stands for a total cost of $348.00 as described in the Technology Plan. A motion to approve this purchase was made by Mendelson and seconded by Sellin. Approved.
    9. NEW BUSINESS:
      1. The Board discussed the Programming Policy and the Request for Reconsideration Form. This will be further reviewed.
      2. The Board appointed Joan Levan to replace Maria Moore on the Policy Committee. A motion to approve this was made by Sellin and seconded by Andrews. Approved.
      3. The Board reviewed the amended Termination of Employment Policy. A motion to approve this policy was made by Levan and seconded by Moore. Approved.
      4. The Board approved the following days closed:
        • A change of date from April 4th to April 3rd, 2015 for a 12:30p.m. closing in observance of Good Friday.
        • July 3rd & July 4th, 2015 in observance of the July 4th holiday.

      A motion to approve these days closed was made by Levan and seconded by Moore. Approved.

    10. A motion to adjourn the regular meeting was made at 12:10pm by Levan and seconded by Mendelson. Approved.

    The next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 9:30am.

 

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