Agenda For February 20, 2013

Meeting to be held at Cortland Town Hall/   7pm.

Posted January 22, 2013


Agenda: Cortland Community Library Board

February 20, 2013


Call to Order:

Minutes:  Minutes of October 17, 2012 to ratify and motion to approve the minutes of January 16, 2013. (no meeting in December 2012).

Treasurer’s Reports:  Discuss and approve the January financial report and January expenditures of $_________.  Approve amended November 2012 budget, with corrected payroll expenditure dates.

Librarian’s Report about January 2013.

Old Business:

  1. Hearing of Citizens
  2. LWT cooperative meeting reports
  3. Budget for 2014 FY to be reviewed and approved. Motion to approve the FY 2014 budget for $251,000, a decrease of $22,500 from the FY 2032 budget due to the anticipated short fall in tax income due to declining EAV.  Motion to approve the FY2013 budget as presented (or as amended).
  4. Officially accept Laura Mesjak’s resignation, effective 1/17/2013.
  5. Discuss motion to hire director “elect” to allow ample training time and maintain continuity of library philosophy and policies. Possible action/ motion to hire “director elect”.
  6. Report on progress of fiber optic through NIU & DATA grant.
  7. Discuss strategies for replacing Laura Mesjak.  Discuss staffing options and job requirements to be listed in the RAILS ad.
  8. March 8 staff training will result in the library being closed that day.  Yearly staff training is mandated by RAILS & State Library.

New Business:

  1. Discuss financial report format. Is there a need to show “carry over” cash so the balanced budget is obvious.  Possible motion.
  2. Cortland Library has applied to the Dollar General Summer Reading Grant program.  Notification will be on May 10, 2013.
  3. April elections & possible “Candidates Night”.
  4. Go over requirements for 2014 Per Capita Grant & discussion.


Mission Statement: Cortland Community Library is committed to supporting a lifelong enjoyment of reading and learning. At Cortland Community Library patron needs drive our services, which are delivered in a welcoming and respectful manner.