Minutes of Board of Trustees
February 18, 2014
The regular monthly board meeting was called to order by President Kiella at 7:00 pm. Present were: Trustees Catherine Hellmann, Sally Trabulsi, Carol Browne, Jason Watts, Michael Kiella, Carol Garofalo, Chris Antkoviak, Director Ann Perrigo and Administrative Assistant Evelyn Lyzenga.
All present said the pledge of allegiance.
Public Comment – none
Trustee Watts moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Trustee Hellmann, passed.
Strategic Planning Committee: Trustee Browne walked through the three (3) year strategic plan for the years 2014-2016. The following items came up in discussion:
• Possible station(s) for CDs – to be included under “Technology”
• The Carnegie Room to have increased bandwidth capability; Alan says could be done wirelessly
• Digitalizing of the genealogy collection – would library want to charge online for copies?
Trustee Watts moved to pay the January bills and payroll totaling $45,670.59, seconded by Trustee Garofalo, passed.
Director Search Committee: Chairman Trustee Browne recommended three (3) finalists to the Board. Trustee Browne moved, seconded by Trustee Garofalo, for acceptance of this. The Board voted and passed the recommendation. Trustee Browne will call Marianne at Hartzell-Mika Consulting to give her the go ahead to schedule interviews with all three on Saturday, March 1st. After the interviews President Kiella will call the chosen candidate by phone with the Library’s offer.
Trustee Browne then reviewed the “Director Interview Process”, a document previously sent to the Board. Items discussed:
• Additional expenses to be offered and how to best present them
• Interview schedule and lunch to be served
• Interview expenses to be reimbursed
• Response deadline should be by noon Monday, March 3rd
Items referred to the Personnel Committee are:
• PTO policy
• draft of agreement letter to send to the new Director upon their acceptance
Update of the Board Bylaws: The Bylaws Committee will meet to review the present Bylaws accepted February 2010 and present its revision to the Board at its April meeting. Trustees Watts and Antkoviak requested that the present Bylaws and any board minutes showing additions to the Bylaws be emailed to them.
Board Member Comments: Trustee Browne requested that the three (3) year and 2014 year strategic plans be emailed to the staff along with the resumes of the three (3) candidates. Trustee Garofalo confirmed her desire not to run again for the Board when her term ends in 2014. President Kiella commended Sharon Crotser-Toy for her excellent work during the bad snow storms that occurred while Ann was gone to ALA. He especially appreciated her administrative skills and thoroughness which came to light as they made the difficult decision to close the library for three days.
Trustee Trabulsi moved to adjourn, seconded by Trustee Hellmann. Meeting adjourned 9:03 pm.
Next meeting will be March 18, 2014.