Board Meeting Minutes – 2007 05

Elkhart Public Library

300 S. Second Street

Elkhart, IN 46516

BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING

MINUTES

May 23, 2007

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

The meeting of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees was held on May 23, 2007, in meeting room

#406 of the Library Annex. Stuart B. Basquin, President, called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

ROLL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Members of the Board of Trustees present were Stuart B. Basquin, Barbara G. Anderson, Mary E. Davis,

Janice E. Dean, and Levar L. Johnson. Renee’ Cocanower and J. Scott Troeger were not able 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: Jeff Kauffman.

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 Cash Drawer/Petty Cash Changes

g. Approval of Circulation and Activity Reports

Barbara G. Anderson moved

THAT – the Consent Agenda be approved as presented.

Second: Janice E. Dean Motion: Carried

MY LIBRARY DV DEMONSTRATION

Deborah Stewart, Assistant Director, demonstrated the new MyLibrarydv program which is available to

the public.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

The Director informed the Board of staff changes due to the vacancy in Technical Services. An

opportunity will be given to staff to donate as a group to the Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Association

in memory of Anne Gottbrath.

Minutes of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees 5/23/2007 Page 2

UNFINISHED BUSINESS Main Library Project The Director informed the Board of the failed attempt in the eminent domain process to obtain the foundry property.

Mary E. Davis moved THAT – the Board no longer focus on the foundry property and move ahead with the development of the Pierre Moran Branch Library and the Osolo Branch Library. Second: Janice E. Dean Motion: Carried Pierre Moran Branch Library An appraisal of the property owned by Southern Management and Development will be ordered by the Director. Consideration will also be give to other properties. NEW BUSINESS Read Away the Fines Proposal The director presented to the Board a proposed program for young library patrons to pay off library overdue debt with supervised reading. The proposal was approved by consent. Question and Information from Board, Staff, and Guests The director was asked to reiterate the invitation to the Baugo district trustees to participate in EPL library services. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to transact, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held June 20, 2007, 7:00 p.m., in meeting room #406 in the Elkhart Public Library Annex. __________________________ Barbara G. Anderson, Acting Secretary

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