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Minutes from Board Meetings



2015


JANUARY 28th, 2015
APPROVED MINUTES
OF
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

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AGENDA

Present: Kathy Dunne, Ray Duran, Lenny Zehnwirth, Owen M. Rumelt, Dorothy Mascia & Regina Mascia

Absent with prior notice: Ralph Reissman

Meeting was called to order at 7:50 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

No public in attendance.

A motion to approve the minutes of the meeting held on December 15, 2014 was made by Owen M. Rumelt and seconded by Lenny Zehnwirth. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion to approve the treasurer's report was made by Owen M. Rumelt and seconded by Ray Duran. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion to approve Warrant #663A dated January 28, 2015 in the amount of $21,089.82 and Warrant #664 dated January 28, 2015 in the amount of $274,051.43 was made by Ray Duran and seconded by Owen M. Rumelt. The motion carried unanimously.

The Director reported that circulation clerk, Betty Rusinek returned today after being out sick the last six weeks. The director is also looking into Light Tower for our internet provider which would give us 10x the capacity and a monthly savings.

A motion to approve the personnel actions was made by Ray Duran and seconded by Owen M. Rumelt. The motion carried unanimously.

The board received correspondence from Children's Librarian Kerry Nugent regarding the success of the George Washington Elementary School Night at the Library. We had a large number in attendance and many new library cards were issued. Prime Auditors sent a letter stating that there will be a delay in the refund that they have filed on our behalf but once received additional interest will be applied. Library user David Scher contacted several board members in regards to the library's printing policies. As a result, the Board decided that copies printed from the public computers would be $.10 per copy with a maximum of 40 copies per session.

A motion to increase the computer printing charge to $.10 per page was made by Owen M. Rumelt and seconded by Lenny Zehnwirth. The motion carried unanimously.

A Five Year Plan meeting is scheduled for tomorrow evening.

The director will obtain another estimate on the cost to repair the stucco on the fountain.

The director is still obtaining estimates on cleaning the carpet during Easter weekend so discussions have been tabled until the February meeting.

A motion to approve the Whistleblower policy was made by Owen M. Rumelt and seconded by Lenny Zehnwirth. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion to approve the Cell phone usage/texting policy was made by Owen M. Rumelt and seconded by Lenny Zehnwirth. The motion carried unanimously.

Discussions on issuance of library card requirements were tabled for the February meeting.

Executive session began at 9:10 pm. and ended at 9:14 pm.

The next board meeting will be Feb. 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm.

Motion made by Lenny Zehnwirth and seconded by Owen M. Rumelt to adjourn the meeting at 9:16 pm.

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FEBRUARY 23rd, 2015
APPROVED MINUTES
OF
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Link to PDF copy of MINUTES
NO PERSONNEL ACTIONS

AGENDA

Present: Kathy Dunne, Ray Duran, Lenny Zehnwirth, Owen M. Rumelt, Ralph Reissman, Dorothy Mascia & Regina Mascia

Guest: Michael Tomicich, Library Treasurer

Meeting was called to order at 7:21 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

No public in attendance.

A motion to approve the minutes of the meeting held on January 28, 2015 was made by Kathy Dunne and seconded by Ray Duran. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion to approve the treasurer's report was made by Ray Duran and seconded by Lenny Zehnwirth. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion to approve Warrant #665 dated February 23, 2015 in the amount of $238,291.98 was made by Ralph Reissman and seconded by Ray Duran. The motion carried unanimously.

The Director reported that Jocklyn Carter, the head of our children's department, would be retiring March 28, 2015. Kerry Nugent will be replacing Mrs. Carter. The Friends of The West Hempstead Public Library will be hosting "Friends" events, a movie in March and an Elvis performer in April. The Rotary dinner will take place on May 14th at the Pompei restaurant. Labor negotiations began for the upcoming contract. Some staff has received RFID training and began tagging library material.

No personnel actions to approve.

Nassau County Civil Service concerns were addressed.

The next meeting for Five Year Plan is scheduled for March 3, 2015.

The director is still looking to obtain another estimate on the cost to repair the stucco on the fountain.

A motion to approve Stanley Steemer cleaning the carpets during Easter weekend was made by Ray Duran and seconded by Owen M. Rumelt. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion to approve closing the library on Saturday, April 4, 2015 to allow the carpets to dry was made by Ray Duran and seconded by Ralph Reissman. The motion carried unanimously.

Further discussions on issuance of library card requirements were tabled for the March meeting.

Michael Tomicich discussed the proposed 2015/16 budget.

A motion to approve the art display policy was made by Ralph Reissman and seconded by Owen M. Rumelt. The motion carried unanimously.

Discussions on having the couches replaced vs. reupholstered were tabled for the March meeting.

A motion to approve switching the library's telephone carrier to Cablevision was made by Owen M. Rumelt and seconded by Lenny Zehnwirth. The motion carried unanimously.

A proposal from John Regan for doing additional services was tabled for a future meeting.

A motion to approve the amended Whistleblower policy was made by Ralph Reissman and seconded by Owen M. Rumelt. The motion carried unanimously.

Executive session began at 9:02 pm. and ended at 9:07 pm.

The next board meeting will be Marc 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm.

Motion made by Lenny Zehnwirth and seconded by Owen M. Rumelt to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 pm.

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