PALOS HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES
AMENDED January 14, 2010
Call to Order:
President Frank Petrosino called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. in the Library, 12501 S. 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, Illinois. Present were Trustees: Frank Petrosino, Patricia Muller, Beth Barista, Julie Lawler, Bill Poore, Lois Stanciak, and Beverly Meyer. Trustee Diana Roscich arrived at 7:04. Trustee Marianne Orr was absent. Also present were Administrative Librarian Elaine Savage and Business Manager Terry Fleckenstein.
One correction was made to the minutes of December 10, 2009. The term “revised” was added to committee assignments. Trustee Meyer moved and Trustee Poore seconded a motion to approve the minutes of December 10, 2009. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.
Trustee Barista moved and Trustee Poore seconded a motion to approve the additional December bills in the amount of $104,840.86 for total December bills in the amount of $149,470.05. On a roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. Trustee Barista moved and Trustee Muller seconded a motion to approve December bills in the amount of $40,709.69. On a roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. Trustee Barista reviewed changes in the Cash Receipts and Disbursements Summary related to the new investment in the CDARS Long Term Investment Program.
Administrative Librarian Savage presented her written report. She highlighted the following: maintenance issues such as ink on the carpet, alarm system, and water issues caused by the city’s water meter testing company. In addition the following donations were made: anonymous donor donated $1,000.00 and Gussie Palm’s son donated $500.00. The Administrative Librarian distributed her performance appraisal, past goals, and future goals for consideration. Future goals were approved on a voice vote.
Numerous notes of appreciation were received from employees for the Holiday Party.
Budget & Finance:
Building and Grounds:
Friends of the Library Liaison:
Trustee Poore reminded members of the following event: Friends Book Sale starting Feb 5-8, Friends meeting on March 10, and two future restaurants fund raisers. He also distributed Friends of the Library applications to Board Members.
City Council Liaison:
Trustee Poore reminded Board Members that early voting began.
Amnesty Day/Week - Discussions were held on a future Library Amnesty date for overdue library books. The Board also discussed collecting donations for the earthquake in Haiti. The donations will be collected through mid February. By consensus the recommendation was approved.
Administrative Librarian’s Evaluation - In the absence of the committee chair, Pat Muller asked that the Administrative Librarian’s Evaluation forms be returned to the Personnel Committee by January 25th.
Trustee Muller moved and Trustee Poore seconded a motion to adjourn. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
Lois A. Stanciak, Ed. D.