Board Meeting Minutes – 2008 01

Elkhart Public Library

300 S. Second Street

Elkhart, IN 46516

BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING

MINUTES

January 23, 2008

BOARD OF FINANCE MEETING

The meeting of the Board of Finance of Elkhart Public Library was held on January 23, 2008, in meeting

room #406 of the Library Annex. Stuart Basquin, President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Members of the Board of Trustees present were Stuart B. Basquin, Levar L. Johnson, Janice E. Dean,

Barbara G. Anderson, Mary E. Davis, and Renee’ Cocanower. J. Scott Troeger was unable to attend. Also

present were Connie Jo Ozinga, Director, and Sandra Bevins, Business/HR Manager. Library staff in

attendance: Deborah Stewart, Assistant Director; Marcia Vierck, Associate Director-Pierre Moran Branch

Library. Guests were in attendance.

The Board of Finance reviewed the procedure for electing a President and Secretary of the Board of

Finance.

Janice E. Dean moved

THAT – Stuart B. Basquin fill the office of President and Renee’ Cocanower fill the office of

Secretary of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Finance for 2008.

Second: Mary E. Davis Motion: Carried

The Board of Finance reviewed the Investment Policy and the Report of Investments.

Janice E. Dean moved

THAT – the Investment Policy and the Report of Investments be approved and that the meeting be

adjourned.

Second: Mary E. Davis Motion: Carried

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

The meeting of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees was held on January 23, 2008, in meeting

room #406 of the Library Annex. Stuart B. Basquin, President, called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.

ROLL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Members of the Board of Trustees present were Stuart Basquin, Levar Johnson, Janice Dean, Barbara

Anderson, Mary Davis, and Renee’ Cocanower. J. Scott Troeger was unable to attend. Also present were

Connie Jo Ozinga, Director, and Sandra Bevins, Business/HR Manager. Library staff in attendance:

Deborah Stewart, Assistant Director; Marcia Vierck, Associate Director-Pierre Moran Branch Library.

Guests were in attendance.

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CONSENT AGENDA

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

g. Approval of Year-End Encumbrances

h. Approval of Interim Claims Resolution

Mary E. Davis moved THAT – the Consent Agenda be approved as presented. Second: Renee’ Cocanower Motion: Carried DIRECTOR’S REPORT

A presentation is planned for the February 9, 2008, meeting of the County Council to explain the building needs of the Pierre Moran Branch Library. The Director will have an informational flyer available for the public by January 25, 2008.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS Pierre Moran Branch Library Property A new Preliminary Finance Options and Estimated Tax Impact report from Umbaugh was presented to the Board, reflecting a project cost of $5,835,000 and a tax rate of $0.0276. NEW BUSINESS Mileage Reimbursement Policy The Director presented a proposal for a change to the Mileage Reimbursement Policy. It was recommended that an increase from $0.40 to $0.45 per mile be approved. Levar L. Johnson moved THAT – the mileage reimbursement rate be set at $0.45 per mile. Second: Barbara G. Anderson Motion: Carried Non-Resident Fee The Director presented a proposal for the 2008 Library Registration Fee for Non-Resident Patrons. The proposed annual fee will increase from $153.00 to $159.00. Mary E. Davis moved THAT – the 2008 Non-Resident Fee be set at $159.00

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Director Evaluation In preparation for the director evaluation due in March 2008, the Board of Trustees established a committee to develop evaluation guidelines. Committee members will consist of Janice E. Dean, Renee’ Cocanower, and Barbara G. Anderson. Question and Information from Board, Staff, and Guests Levar L. Johnson presented the need to consider a ten-year plan for the Main Branch Library building. Stuart B. Basquin asked the Director to begin a long range planning process by the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to transact, upon motion duly made and seconded, the meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held February 20, 2008, 7:00 p.m., in meeting room #406 in the Elkhart Public Library Annex. __________________________ Renee’ Cocanower, Secretary

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