Board Meeting Minutes – 2007 04

Elkhart Public Library

300 S. Second Street

Elkhart, IN 46516

BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING

MINUTES

April 18, 2007

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Board of Trustees of the Elkhart Public Library met in an executive session, as provided for by IC 5-

14-1.5-6.1(b), Item 2, for discussion of strategy with respect to the purchase or lease of real property. The

executive session, which took place prior to the scheduled Board of Trustees Meeting on April 18, 2007,

was held in meeting room #406 and called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Stuart B. Basquin, President. Members

of the Board of Trustees present were Stuart B. Basquin, Barbara G. Anderson, Renee’ Cocanower, J. Scott

Troeger, Mary E. Davis, Janice E. Dean, and Levar L. Johnson. The Board discussed the strategy for

purchase of the foundry property. The Executive Session was adjourned at 7:10 p.m

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

The meeting of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees was held on April 18, 2007, in meeting room

#406 of the Library Annex. Stuart B. Basquin, President, called the meeting to order at 7:20 p.m.

ROLL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Members of the Board of Trustees present were Stuart B. Basquin, Barbara G. Anderson, Renee’

Cocanower, J. Scott Troeger, Mary E. Davis, Janice E. Dean, and Levar L. Johnson. Also present were

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

Deborah Stewart, Assistant Director; Diann Stutzman, Administrative Bookkeeper. Guests in attendance:

Karen Carter; Andy Carter; Booker Bevins; Rhonda Bevins.

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

J. Scott Troeger moved

THAT – the Consent Agenda be approved as presented.

Second: Mary E. Davis Motion: Carried

Minutes of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees 4/18/2007 Page 2

PUBLIC HEARING Library Captial Projects Fund Plan 2008-2010 The President of the Board opened a public hearing for the Library Capital Projects Fund (LCPF) at 7:25 p.m. No comments or contentions were presented. The LCPF hearing was adjourned at 7:28 p.m. The Director reviewed the Library Capital Projects Fund (LCPF) expenditure plan as advertised. After adoption, the LCPF Plan will be submitted to the Elkhart County Council for review and approval. J. Scott Troeger moved THAT – the resolution to adopt the 2008 Library Capital Projects Fund be approved as presented. Second: Barbara G. Anderson Motion: Carried DIRECTOR’S REPORT The Director updated the Board on the current transition of INCOLSA and other legistative issues affecting libraries. The My Library DV (downloadable video) demonstration planned for this meeting was postponed until the regularly scheduled May Board Meeting. UNFINISHED BUSINESS Main Library Project The Director asked the Board to pass a motion allowing Jim Brotherson, Attorney, to proceed to the next step in the eminent domain process to obtain the foundry property.

Mary E. Davis moved THAT – the Board give authority to Jim Brotherson, Attorney, to proceed to the next step in the eminent domain process to obtain the foundry property. Second: Janice E. Dean Motion: Carried NEW BUSINESS No new business was presented at this meeting. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to transact, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held May 23, 2007, 7:00 p.m., in meeting room #406 in the Elkhart Public Library Annex. __________________________ Renee’ Cocanower, Secretary

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