Elkhart Public Library
300 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
September 19, 2007
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The meeting of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees was held on September 19, 2007, in meeting
room #406 of the Library Annex. Stuart B. Basquin, President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
ROLL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Members of the Board of Trustees present were Stuart B. Basquin, Barbara G. Anderson, Renee’
Cocanower, Janice E. Dean, and Levar L. Johnson. Mary E. Davis and J. Scott Troeger were 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.
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
Janice E. Dean moved
THAT – the Consent Agenda be approved as presented.
Second: Barbara G. Anderson Motion: Carried
The Director informed the Board of a possible withholding of final approval of the 2008 budget and
pending debt issue due to a delay by the Elkhart County Auditor and Assessor’s office to provide to the
DLGF requested datasets for past years.
The Common Construction Wage Committee meeting is scheduled for October 4, 2007. The Bond
hearing is scheduled for October 25, 2007, in Indianapolis. The Director received permission, by general
consent, to change the next Board Meeting from October 24, 2007, to October 17, 2007.
Main Library Site Consideration
This item was tabled.
Minutes of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees 09/19/2007 Page 2
Pierre Moran Branch Library Property No response to the Library’s purchase offer has been received.
The 2008 Operating budget of $6,123,047.00, the 2008 LCPF budget of $603,000.00, and the 2008 Bond and Interest Redemption Fund budget of $3,037,229.00 were presented to the Board. Janice E. Dean was designated pro tem Treasurer.
Levar L. Johnson moved THAT – the 2008 Operating budget of $6,123,047.00, the 2008 LCPF budget of $603,000.00, and the 2008 Bond and Interest Redemption Fund budget of $3,037,229.00 be adopted. Second: Barbara G. Anderson Motion: Carried NEW BUSINESS Outreach – Stuart B. Basquin The Director was asked to establish a relationship with IUSB Elkhart. The Director reported that she is continuing to consider ways to use the Bookmobile Services. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to transact, upon motion duly made and seconded, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held October 17, 2007, 7:00 p.m., in meeting room #406 in the Elkhart Public Library Annex. __________________________ Renee’ Cocanower, Secretary