Board Meeting Minutes – 2009 08

Elkhart Public Library

300 S. Second Street

Elkhart, IN 46516

BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING

MINUTES

August 19, 2009

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

The meeting of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees was held on August 19, 2009, in meeting

room #406 of the Library Annex. Barbara G. Anderson, Vice-President, called the meeting to order at

7:00 p.m.

ROLL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Members of the Board of Trustees present were Barbara G. Anderson, Brian Byrn, Renee’ Cocanower, and

Mary E. Davis. Janice E. Dean, Krystal Anderson, and J. Scott Troeger were unable to attend. Also

present were Connie Jo Ozinga, Director; Deborah Stewart, Assistant Director; and Sandra Bevins,

Business/HR Manager. Library staff in attendance: Jeanne Hobik, Circulation Supervisor; Rachel Rice,

Clerk, Bookmobile Department. No guests were in attendance.

CONSENT AGENDA

A. Adoption of Agenda

B. Approval of Consent Agenda

a. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

b. Approval of Financial Reports

c. Approval of Claims

d. Approval of Investments

e. Approval of Employee Changes

f. Approval of Circulation and Activity Reports

Mary E. Davis moved

THAT – the Consent Agenda be approved as presented.

Second: Renee’ Cocanower Motion: Carried

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Dunlap Branch Library is a designated distribution center for the “Kids Dart” signs. Beginning in

September, Pierre Moran Branch Library will open one hour earlier on Sundays. From noon till 1:00 p.m.

all public computers will be dedicated to unemployment filing. No regular library service will be

available during this one-hour time slot. The smiles campaign has been kicked off and the majority of

patrons are receptive to the concept.

Minutes of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees 8/19/2009 Page 2

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

HVAC Update

The asbestos removal has been completed, new equipment ordered, and the boiler will be demolished to enable removal.

2010 Budget and Budget Calendar Changes

The Director presented the 2010 budgets to the Board of Trustees. A public hearing on the budgets is scheduled to take place at the regular Board Meeting on September 23, 2009, with adoption at the regular Board Meeting on October 21, 2009.

NEW BUSINESS

Question and Information from Board, Staff, and Guests

Dunlap Branch Library’s parking lot will be closed for repair beginning August 24, 2009.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to transact, the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held September 23, 2009, 7:00 p.m., in meeting room #406 in the Elkhart Public Library Annex.

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Renee’ Cocanower, Secretary

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