Elkhart Public Library
300 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
June 20, 2007
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The meeting of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees was held on June 20, 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, Mary E. Davis,
and Janice E. Dean. Levar L. Johnson, Renee’ Cocanower, 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. Guests in attendance: Todd Samuelson, HJ Umbaugh;
Melissa Batka, The Truth.
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 that a draft of the 2008 Operating Fund budget will be presented at the
July Board Meeting. Janice E. Dean has been reappointed to a four-year term by the Elkhart Community
School Board and J. Scott Troeger has been reappointed to a four-year term by the Elkhart County
Minutes of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees 06/20/2007 Page 2
UNFINISHED BUSINESS Main Library Project The Director informed the Board that the search continues for downtown property for a main library branch. Pierre Moran Branch Library Property An appraisal of the property owned by Southern Management and Development has been ordered. When received, the Library will make an offer based on the appraisal. Bond Information Presentation, HJ Umbaugh Todd Samuelson, HJ Umbaugh, presented bond issue options, with their resultant tax impact, for funding the Branch Library projects.
Mary Davis moved THAT – the Board proceed with the library branch building projects, estimated at $13,855,000, using a financial plan which includes a 5-year General Obligation Bond divided in two series. This motion includes a selection of Ice Miller LLP as bond counsel. Second: Janice E. Dean Motion: Carried NEW BUSINESS Nominating Committee The Board of Trustees created a committee to nominate officers. The offices to fill are President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Nominating Committee consists of Barbara G. Anderson and Mary E. Davis. The committee will present nominees at the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to transact, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held July 18, 2007, 7:00 p.m., in meeting room #406 in the Elkhart Public Library Annex. __________________________ Barbara G. Anderson, Acting Secretary