Elkhart Public Library
300 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
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
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.
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
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
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.
Question and Information from Board, Staff, and Guests
Dunlap Branch Library’s parking lot will be closed for repair beginning August 24, 2009.
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.
Renee’ Cocanower, Secretary