Cortland Community Library Board
Minutes
Place: Cortland Community Library
May 18, 2011

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

Meeting called to order by Harlan Hawkins at 7:07 p.m.

March 16, 2011 minutes read. Mary Benson made a motion to approve March 16, 2011 minutes. Maxine Divine seconded the motion. Voice vote and all in favor. Minutes stand as approved.

March 2011 treasurer's report reviewed. Carol Scidmore made a motion to approve the expenditures of $27, 233.93 for March. Maxine Divine seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mary Benson-aye, Harlan Hawkins-aye, Maxine Divine-aye, and Carol Scidmore-aye. Motion carried.

April 2011 treasurer's report reviewed. Maxine Divine made a motion to approve the expenditures of $19,460.90 for April. Carol Scidmore seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mary Benson-aye, Harlan Hawkins-aye, Maxine Divine-aye, and Carol Scidmore-aye. Motion carried.

The librarian's reports for March and April presented. Short discussion was held.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Library Planning/Dr. Fred Schlipf - No bill or finalized draft yet.

Hearing of Citizens - Gregory L. Kerr, Director of Business Development for Ruck Pate Architecture.

Per Capita requirements & Grant - $4,000 will arrive sometime.

Friends of Cortland Library - Not meeting.

Book Club - Attended 'Water for Elephants' movie.

Fiber Optic/DATA grant - Received a telephone call. 

Sign - Sign is working. Light bulbs were replaced. Agreement with the town is not done.

Budget Issues & 2011-2012 budget updates - Money left over.

Website/Facebook Fan Page - Heather manages facebook page and puts up comments and pictures.

System Merger - Discussion on merger.

PrairieCat status and costs - Costs will go up 5%.

LACONI meetings - Training for Barb Coward and Laura Mesjek.

Trustee workshop @ Sycamore PL May 14, 9-12 - Mary Benson attended and reported on the meeting. Cost was $70 for each library.

Summer Reading - Plans are moving along. Theme is 'Midsummer Nights Read'. Programs will be held at the shelter.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Grants applied for - Did not get Altrusa grant of $500 for Terry Partridge programs.

OMNI Reports - New membership in OMNI Consortium allows patrons to download e-books and audio-books to their devices.

New 'Partnerships' - Have not happened yet.

Outreach programs

Summer Sounds/phonemic awareness program - Discussion held.

Board elections - Need to have an election.

Reciprocal borrowing participation yearly approval - Harlan Hawkins made a motion to approve continuing reciprocal borrowing participation with other libraries. Mary Benson seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mary Benson-aye, Harlan Hawkins-aye, Maxine Divine-aye and Carol Scidmore-aye. Motion carried.

Non-resident fee - Mary Benson made a motion to approve continuing non-resident fee with the charge being determined by the Tax-Bill Method. Harlan Hawkins seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mary Benson-aye, Harlan Hawkins-aye, Maxine Divine-aye and Carol Scidmore-aye. Motion carried.

Summer Reading - Barb Coward is working on prizes.

Mary Benson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Carol Scidmore seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 8:24p.m.

 

Submitted by Carol Scidmore