Cortland Community Library Board

Minutes

Place: Cortland Community Library

July 21, 2010

Members present: Maxine Divine, Mary Benson, Martha Carter, and Carol Scidmore. Absent: Harlan Hawkins, John Francisco and Chris Ferguson. Also present: Barb Coward.

Meeting called to order by Maxine Divine at 7:07 p.m.

June 16, 2010 minutes read. Mary Benson made a motion to approve June 16, 2010 minutes. Martha Carter seconded the motion. Voice vote and all in favor. Minutes stand as approved.

June 2010 treasurer's report reviewed. Martha Carter made a motion to approve the expenditures of $23,975.61 for June. Carol Scidmore seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mary Benson-aye, Carol Scidmore-aye, Martha Carter-aye, and Maxine Divine-aye. Motion carried.

The librarian's report for June was presented. Picnic at shelter on July 24, 2010, 12-6 p.m. Activities planned: Magic show, bicycle parade, paper crafting, bounce-house, face-painting. Pizza will be available from Dough Brothers Pizzeria to purchase at 4 p.m.

 OLD BUSINESS:

Library Planning/Dr. Fred Schlipf, etc. - Nothing.

Hearing of Citizens - None.

Policies/Per Capita requirements - Do not think there will be a per capita grant.

Friends of Cortland Library - Not meeting.

Book Club - Going well.

Sign - It is being used.

Fiber Optic Grant/DATA - No new update.

Budget Issues - Will adjust budget in the fall.

Summer Reading - Going well with 260 signed up.

July 24th @ park/help needed/library closing at noon that day.

Website & Facebook Fan Page - Heather continues to post comments.

Remodel/blinds ordered.

FOI Act - Received certification.

NEW BUSINESS:

Merger of Library Systems….PALS & ???? - Lack of funding adversely affecting library system. Merger of library systems may not happen. May run out of money to deliver books to other libraries.

Going Green/vacuum - Purchased green vacuum cleaner.

Staffing options fall & winter - Laura Mesjak would like to work 20 hours weekly and be on IMRF.

Approval of Board meeting dates 2010-2011. Martha Carter made a motion to approve board meeting dates for 2010-2011. Mary Benson seconded the motion. Voice vote and all in favor. Motion approved.

Policy about unsolicited emails/not kept as public records. Maxine Divine made a motion to approve a policy considering not keeping for public record unsolicited emails and other unsolicited correspondence. Martha Carter seconded the motion. Voice vote and all in favor. Motion approved.

Mary Benson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Martha Carter seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

Submitted by Carol Scidmore