Cortland Community Library Board
Minutes
Place: Cortland Community Library
November 16, 2011

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

Meeting called to order by Harlan Hawkins at 7:10 p.m.

Harlan Hawkins moved to approve levy for Building & Maintenance Fund.  Martha Carter seconded the motion.  Roll call vote:  Mary Benson-aye, Martha Carter-aye, Carol Scidmore-aye, and Harlan Hawkins-aye.  Motion carried.

September 20, 2011 minutes read.  Carol Scidmore made a motion to approve September 20, 2011 minutes.  Harlan Hawkins seconded the motion.  Voice vote and all in favor.  Minutes stand as approved.

October 26, 2011 minutes read.  Martha Carter made a motion to approve October 26, 2011 minutes.  Mary Benson seconded the motion.  Voice vote and all in favor.  Minutes stand as approved.

October 2011 treasurer’s report reviewed.   Harlan Hawkins made a motion to approve the expenditures of $20,892.51 for October.  Martha Carter seconded the motion.  Roll call vote: Mary Benson-aye, Martha Carter-aye, Carol Scidmore-aye, and Harlan Hawkins-aye.  Motion carried.

The librarian’s report for October was presented.  Short discussion was held.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

SWOT analysis for Board budget ideas.  A short discussion was held.

Hearing of Citizens – None.

Per Capita check has arrived.

Friends of Cortland Library – Not meeting. 

Book Club – Not much happening.

DATA fiber Optic grant – Barb Coward signed a contract.  Mrs. Coward will attend a meeting on contract issue.  Not everyone has the same contract.

Sign – Sign is still interfering with police radio.  Bid for $2,000 to come and look at sign.  No warranty on the sign.

Budget issues and updates - Cutting hours to save money.

Website/Facebook Fan Page - A lot of people are looking at Facebook page.

Workshop at Hinckley Library - Barb Coward attended.

RAILS updates - No money.  Meetings out of Burr Ridge.

PrairieCat status & costs - Barb Coward attended Delegates Assembly in September.  Cost for PrairieCat will be $8,000.

LACONI workshops - No workshops presently available.

New mission statement - Mary Benson moved to approve as the mission statement, "The Cortland Community Library is committed to supporting a lifelong enjoyment of reading and learning.  Patron needs drive our services, which are delivered in a welcoming and respectful manner."  Harlan Hawkins seconded the motion.  Voice vote and all in favor.  Mission statement stands as approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Tentative 2012-2013 budget - Slicing Office Supplies budget and Storytime budget.

Impact of the Cortland TIF District on library funding - Much delayed impact for Cortland Library.

The December meeting will be held December 7, 2011.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.       

 

Submitted by Carol Scidmore