Board Meeting Minutes – 2008 09

Elkhart Public Library

300 S. Second Street

Elkhart, IN 46516

BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING

MINUTES

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.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

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

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