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Minutes for March 2011

Minutes from the March 2011 Library Board Meeting.

Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library

Board of Trustees

Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:00 pm

Vice -President Thurmond called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm

ROLL CALL:

Present: Fiorenzo, Joyce, Stewart, Thurmond

Late: Holecek-Sherman,

Absent: Peterson, Stroube

Also Present: Lisa Morrison Korajczyk, Director 

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

None

MINUTES:

Trustee Joyce made a motion and Trustee Stewart seconded that minutes from the regular meeting on February 17, 2011 be approved. Upon a voice vote the motion passed. Trustee Fiorenzo made a motion and Trustee Stewart seconded that the minutes from the Personnel Committee Executive Session from February 24, 2011 be approved. Upon a voice vote the motion passed.

CORRESPONDENCE:

None

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Trustee Joyce made a motion and Trustee Thurmond seconded that the board approve the March 2011 Claims List for $ 11,628.43. Upon a roll call vote the motion carried. 

The Petty Cash list was examined and IMRF for February 2011 was $2,347.63.

Ayes:  Fiorenzo, Joyce, Stewart, Thurmond

Nays: 0

Ayes: Fiorenzo, Joyce, Stewart, Thurmond

Nays: 0

LIBRARIAN’S REPORT:

Automation:

The tech consultant performed the usual monthly maintenance and the Director wrote a grant for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The grant is to purchase 10 laptops to create a mobile tech center and teach computer classes at the Community Center. The tech consultant ordered the new switch for the computer network and installed it this month. 

Building and Maintenance:

As you can tell by Max’s bill this month we had plenty of snow in February and it was very cold. We had a number of issues with the building this month. The blizzard damaged the hvac unit and we had to have some work done. State Farm reimbursed the Library for the work after the cost of our deductible. The check was for approximately $160.00. We also had to have the plumber in this month to fix the toilet and two sinks. We received a credit from the Steger Water Department for last quarter’s bill. The Library also closed early on 2/01 and did not re-open until 2/03 due to the blizzard.

 Personnel:

Vacation: 3.5

Sick: 1

Personal: 1

The director attended: 2 Kiwanis meeting, 1 Project Phoenix meeting, 1 HR Roundtable, and 1 Zone meeting. Ms. Dismuke attended an ALA webinar about teens and technology for the library.

Programs: 

The Youth Services Department spent a lot of time in the schools last month, many of their other programs are fairly well attended as you can see by their stats. Adult Services is still going strong, and the WE the People Program was a great success. The only department that is still problematic is Young Adults, but we are still working at it. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Personnel Committee went into Executive Session to discuss the Director’s annual review.  

The Personnel Committee recommended that the Board compensate the Director with an additional week of vacation per year. Trustee Stewart made a motion and Trustee Thurmond seconded that the Board compensate the Director with an additional week of vacation. Upon a roll call vote the motion passed.

Ayes:  Fiorenzo, Joyce, Stewart, Thurmond

Nays: 0

OLD BUSINESS:

The Director introduced the information from First United Bank concerning the new mortgage, and the costs affiliated with the new terms should the Board decided to renew with the bank. The Director reminded the Board of her upcoming retreat in Urbana from 3/25-3/27.

NEW BUSINESS:

None

TRUSTEE DISCUSSION:

None

ADJOURNMENT:

Trustee Joyce made a motion and Trustee Thurmond seconded that the March 17, 2011 meeting be adjourned. Upon a voice vote the meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm.