Board Meeting Minutes – 2007 10

Elkhart Public Library

300 S. Second Street

Elkhart, IN 46516

BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING

MINUTES

October 17, 2007

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

The meeting of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees was held on October 17, 2007, in meeting

room #406 of the Library Annex. Barbara G. Anderson, Vice-President, called the meeting to order at

7:00 p.m.

ROLL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Members of the Board of Trustees present were Barbara G. Anderson, Renee’ Cocanower, Janice E. Dean,

Levar L. Johnson, Mary E. Davis, and J. Scott Troeger. Stuart B. Basquin 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. No guests were in attendance.

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

Renee’ Cocanower moved

THAT – the Consent Agenda be approved as presented with the addition of an agenda item: NEW

BUSINESS – Security.

Second: Levar L. Johnson Motion: Carried

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

The Director attended the Government Reform Commission meeting on October 11, 2007.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Bond Process

The Common Construction Wage Committee meeting is rescheduled for October 19, 2007. The Bond

hearing is scheduled for October 25, 2007, in Indianapolis. The Director is collecting letters of support

from community leaders.

Main Library Site Consideration

This item was tabled.

Minutes of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees 10/17/2007 Page 2

Pierre Moran Branch Library Property The Library is waiting for a response to its counteroffer for the purchase of property.

Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee is considering improvements to the current methodology used to assign categories for compensation purposes. NEW BUSINESS Security The Director informed the Board of a steady increase in security problems which have made it necessary to involve the local authorities on a regular basis. She recommended the Library hire a part-time security guard.

J. Scott Troeger moved THAT – the Board authorized the Director to hire appropriate security on a temporary basis until a permanent solution to the security issues can be determined. Second: Mary E. Davis Motion: Carried

Levar L. Johnson moved THAT – an amendment be added to the above motion to the effect that a duly appointed law enforcement officer be considered as the first choice. Second: Janice E. Dean Motion: Carried Question and Information from Board, Staff, and Guests Barbara G. Anderson was interested in the Director’s progress in establishing a relationship with IUSB Elkhart. Special recognition was given to Cheryl Mann, Children’s Librarian, and Brent Ferguson, Webmaster. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to transact, upon motion duly made and seconded, the meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held November 19, 2007, 7:00 p.m., in meeting room #406 in the Elkhart Public Library Annex. __________________________ Renee’ Cocanower, Secretary

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