PALOS HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES
October 11, 2007
Call to Order:
President Bill Poore called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Library, 12501 S. 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, Illinois. Present were Trustees: Beth Barista, Pat Eden, Julie Lawler, Frank Petrosino, Bill Poore, Pat Muller, and Lois Stanciak. Also present were Administrative Librarian Elaine Savage and Head of Technical Services Shirley Kanapackis. Trustee Roscich and Trustee Meyer were absent.
President Poore moved to have the minutes of Sept. 13, 2007, amended to add “on a voice vote, motion for the election of officers carried unanimously. “Trustee Eden moved, Trustee Barista seconded, to approve the amended minutes of Sept. 13, 2007. On a voice vote, it carried unanimously.
Trustee Petrosino moved, Trustee Muller seconded, to approve the remainder of September bills in the amount of $45,793.06, bringing to a total of $77,183.60. On a roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. Trustee Petrosino moved, Trustee Muller seconded, to approve the October bills of $53,428.47. On a roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously.
Committee assignments were handed out to the Trustees. A third member was added to the Policy Committee. President Poore presented a floral arrangement and book to past President Barista for all her hard work and dedication to the Board.
Palos Reads was a great success. Author Charles Shields was very good and made presentations at the local high schools. The Shepard High School girls’ basketball team reading night at the Library was very well attended. The Youth Department was awarded a state grant for gaming. The Library is hosting a traveling exhibit on Art and Architecture in Illinois Libraries. Administrative Librarian Savage attended a legislative budget hearing to record the Library’s concern about property tax funding delays. The first month of Sunday hours have been very successful. The Library has been nominated for a Palos Heights Beautification award.
Budget & Finance:
No report. A meeting needs to be scheduled for the tax levy due in November.
Building and Grounds:
Friends of the Library Liaison:
President Poore reported that the Friends are working on their plans for Christmastime in Palos which will be held at the Library on December1, 2007 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Palos Bank has agreed to sponsor the event for the next three years.
City Council Liaison:
President Poore announced that the next meeting on Palos Heights’ Comprehensive Plan” is set for Monday, October 29th, at 7:00 pm in the Recreation Center.
Executive Session Minutes - Secretary Lawler reviewed the minutes and recommended they be retained. The Board concurred.
Auditor - Trustee Barista moved, Pat Eden seconded the motion to retain our auditor, Selden Fox, for the next fiscal year. On a voice roll call, the motion carried unanimously.
Trustee Barista moved, Trustee Muller seconded to go into Executive Session to discuss a legal matter. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously. The Board went into executive session at 7:28 pm. The Board returned to regular session at 7:50 pm after reviewing the legal matter.
A motion to adjourn was made by Trustee Stanciak, and seconded by Trustee Eden at 7:51 pm. On a voice vote, the motion carried and the meeting was adjourned by President Poore.
Julie K Lawler