Elkhart Public Library
300 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
July 16, 2008
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The meeting of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees was held on July 16, 2008, in meeting room
#4 of the Main Library. 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, Krystal Anderson, Renee’ Cocanower, and
Mary E. Davis. Barbara G. Anderson, Stuart B. Basquin, and J. Scott Troeger were unable to attend.
Also present were Connie Jo Ozinga, Director, and Sandra Bevins, Business/HR Manager, along with staff
member and guests.
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
A welcome was extended to Krystal Anderson as a newly appointed member of the Board of Trustees. A
Library committee, under the direction of Diann Stutzman, Administrative Bookkeeper, is planning an
entry in the Elkhart Sesquicentennial parade as a human bookworm.
Building Upgrade Projects
The Director recommended several building projects: replace back garage door with a brick wall; install
stack lighting at Osolo Branch Library; replace Osolo Branch Library furniture. The Annex elevator is still
unusable as repairs continue.
Minutes of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees 7/16/2008 Page 2
Unattended Children Policy An Unattended Children Policy was presented and approved.
Renee’ Cocanower moved THAT – the Unattended Children Policy be approved as presented. Second: Krystal Anderson Motion: Carried Gordone Historical Marker The Elkhart County Historical Society presented a request to the Board asking for permission to erect a historical marker for Charles Gordone on the west side of the Library property.
Mary E. Davis moved THAT – the permission be granted to the Elkhart County Historical Society to erect a historical marker on Library property. Second: Krystal Anderson Motion: Carried 2009 Budgets The Director presented a draft of the 2009 budget to the Board of Trustees with a budget figure of $6,366,370.00. NEW BUSINESS Question and Information from Board, Staff, and Guests Staff and guests discussed a “June is Gay Pride Month – Celebrate Diversity” poster and display. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to transact, the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held August 20, 2008, 7:00 p.m., in meeting room #4 in the Elkhart Public Library main building. __________________________ Renee’ Cocanower, Secretary