Cortland Community Library Board
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.
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.
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