Board Meeting Minutes – 2007 02

Elkhart Public Library

300 S. Second Street

Elkhart, IN 46516

BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING

MINUTES

February 21, 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 6, to discuss job performance evaluations of individual employees. The executive

session, which took place prior to the scheduled Board of Trustees Meeting on February 21, 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, Mary E. Davis, J. Scott

Troeger, and Janice E. Dean. Renee’ Cocanower and Levar L. Johnson were unable to attend. The Board

discussed the Director’s evaluation and contract renewal. The Executive Session was adjourned at 6:55

p.m.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

The meeting of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees was held on February 21, 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, J.

Scott Troeger, and Janice E. Dean. Renee’ Cocanower and Levar L. Johnson were unable to attend. Also

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

attendance: Diann Stutzman, Administrative Bookkeeper and Nicole Sheler, Administrative Clerk. No

guests were in attendance.

CONSENT AGENDA

A. Adoption of Agenda

B. Approval of Consent Agenda

a. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes, with corrections to Board of Finance 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

Mary Davis moved

THAT – the Consent Agenda be approved as presented.

Second: Janice E. Dean Motion: Carried

With protest by J. Scott Troeger to litigation charges from August Mack

Minutes of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees 2/21/2007 Page 2

DIRECTOR’S REPORT The Director updated the Board on proposed legistation in this year’s state session. Key issues effecting libraries include outsourcing INCOLSA and INSPIRE and changing the bond approval process. UNFINISHED BUSINESS Main Library Project A status conference was rescheduled by Judge Bower. The Director will inform the Board when that date and time is established. NEW BUSINESS Rainy Day Fund The Library will be receiving a special CAGIT distribution which, by law, must be deposited into a Rainy Day Fund. A resolution to establish this fund was presented.

J. Scott Troeger moved THAT – the Elkhart Public Library approve a resolution to establish a Rainy Day Fund. Second: Barbara G. Anderson Motion: Carried Non-Resident Fee The Director presented a proposal for the 2007 Library Registration Fee for Non-Resident Patrons. The proposed annual fee will increase from $145.00 to $153.00. Janice E. Dean moved THAT – the 2007 Non-Resident Fee be set at $153.00. Second: Mary E. Davis Motion: Carried 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 March 21, 2007, 7:00 p.m., in meeting room #406 in the Elkhart Public Library Annex. __________________________ Barbara G. Anderson , Acting Secretary

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