Elkhart Public Library
300 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
November 17, 2008
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The meeting of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees was held on November 17, 2008, in meeting
room #406 of the Library Annex. Janice E. Dean, President, called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
ROLL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Members of the Board of Trustees present were Janice E. Dean, Barbara G. Anderson, Renee’ Cocanower,
Mary E. Davis, and J. Scott Troeger. Krystal Anderson and Stuart B. Basquin were unable to attend. Also
present were Connie Jo Ozinga, Director, and Sandra Bevins, Business/HR Manager. Library staff in
attendance: Deborah Stewart, Assistant Director. No guests were 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: J. Scott Troeger Motion: Carried
Indiana Library Federation conference is scheduled for November 19th and 20th. The Indiana Coalition of
Public Libraries published the results of their focus group meeting. The Elkhart County Council and the
County Auditor will be hosting a meeting on November 25, 2008, to discuss the potential impact to taxing
units in Elkhart County regarding Circuit Breaker Estimates.
Building Upgrade Projects
The roof project for Dunlap Branch Library is complete. The carpet and furniture bidding process for
Osolo Branch Library and Pierre Moran Branch Library is in progress. The Frich shelving order should be
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placed by year-end. The engineering specs for the HVAC upgrade at the Main Branch are expected soon. The handicap ramp at the Main Library/Periodicals Department is still under discussion. Indiana Bond Bank Mid-Year 2008 The Business/HR Manager recommended that the Library participate in the 2008 Mid-Year Indiana Bond Bank program. This program allows the Library to fund its budget during the portions of the year before advanced draws of tax money are received.
J. Scott Troeger moved THAT – the Elkhart Public Library participate in the 2008 Mid-Year Indiana Bond Bank program. Second: Renee’ Cocanower Motion: Carried 2009 Salary Recommendations The Director presented a 2009 salary recommendation for a 3.0% cost-of-living increase to the Salary Schedules with an effective date of January 4, 2009.
J. Scott Troeger moved THAT – a 2% cost-of-living increase to the Salary Schedules be approved with an effective date of January 4, 2009. Second: Barbara G. Anderson Motion: Carried with 3 in favor, 1 opposed NEW BUSINESS None ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to transact, the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held December 17, 2008, 7:00 p.m., in meeting room #406 in the Elkhart Public Library Annex. __________________________ Renee’ Cocanower, Secretary