Elkhart Public Library
300 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
September 17, 2008
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The meeting of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees was held on September 17, 2008, in meeting
room #406 of the Library Annex. Janice E. Dean, President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
ROLL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Members of the Board of Trustees present were Janice E. Dean, Barbara G. Anderson, Krystal Anderson,
Stuart B. Basquin, and Mary E. Davis. Renee’ Cocanower and J. Scott Troeger were unable to attend.
Krystal Anderson was appointed acting Secretary. Also present were Connie Jo Ozinga, Director, and
Sandra Bevins, Business/HR Manager. Library staff in attendance: Deborah Stewart, Assistant Director;
Diann Stutzman, Administrative Bookkeeper. Several guests were in attendance.
A. Adoption of Agenda, with removal of items resolved at last meeting
Unfinished Business: Response Letter to AV Display Complaint
New Business: Health Insurance Renewal
B. Approval of Consent Agenda
a. Approval of Last Two 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
Stuart B. Basquin moved
THAT – the Consent Agenda be approved as revised.
Second: Krystal Anderson Motion: Carried
Indiana Library Federation conference is scheduled for November 19th and 20th. Special recognition was
given to Diann Stutzman for chairing the sesquicentennial parade bookworm project and to all staff and
volunteers for their participation.
Minutes of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees 9/17/2008 Page 2
UNFINISHED BUSINESS Building Upgrade Projects The Main Library garage door project is in progress. The Branch lighting project is expected to begin in several weeks. Dunlap Branch Library will need a new roof this year. Cleveland Branch Library suffered a lightning strike that will necessitate an insurance claim. 2009 Budgets The 2009 Operating budget of $6,366,370.00 and the 2009 LCPF budget of $542,000.00 were presented to the Board. Stuart B. Basquin was designated pro tem Treasurer.
Barbara G. Anderson moved THAT – the 2009 Operating budget of $6,366,370.00 and the 2009 LCPF budget of $542,000.00 be adopted. Second: Krystal Anderson Motion: Carried NEW BUSINESS Question and Information from Board, Staff, and Guests Janice E. Dean, President, expressed appreciation to all staff involved in the summer reading program. Guests presented additional materials in relation to a resolved complaint concerning an Audio Visual display. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to transact, the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held October 22, 2008, 7:00 p.m., in meeting room #406 in the Elkhart Public Library Annex. __________________________ Krystal Anderson, Acting Secretary