Cortland Community Library
63 S Somonauk Road
Cortland, Il 60112
Board of Trustees Meeting
August 20, 2014
63 S Somonauk Road
Cortland, Il 60112

 

President Pro Tem Haier called the meeting to order at 7:12. Shown present were Martha Carter, Ryan Hilligoss, Marie Kornischuk, John Francisco, and Mary Benson. Shown as absent was Harlan Hawkins. Also present was Barb Coward and Valerie Kramer.

Minutes of June 18, 2014 were read and discussed. Ms. Benson moved to accept the minutes as written, seconded by Mr. Francisco . Unanimous voice.
Minutes of July 16,2014 were read and discussed. Ms. Benson moved to accept the minutes as written, seconded by Mr. Francisco . Unanimous voice.

The Expense Report and Treasurer’s Report for the month ending July 31, 2014 was submitted for review and approval. Mr. Francisco moved and Ms. Kornischuk seconded a motion to accept the expense report and approve the treasurer’s report as presented.
Roll call vote:
Yea: Trustees Benson, Hilligoss, Carter, Kornischuk, Francisco, and Haier
Nays: none
Absent: Trustee Hawkins
6-yea, 0-nay, 1 absent. Motion carried.

The Librarians report for July, 2014 was reviewed. Discussed summer reading progress and results.

 

Unfinished business

Hearing of citizens- none

Librarian’s Working Together- Met August 15, 2014 and discussed the idea of kids reading 1,000 books before they attend kindergarten.

Fundraising: Used books were sold at Summerfest and the remainders were donated to Goodwill.

Grants:  Ms. Coward is planning on writing a grant application to Dekalb County Community Foundation seeking assistance on reading tables in back room.

Summer Reading Program:  Ms. Black to present results at next board meeting when data is available.

OMA: Few members still need to complete the training and form.

EDGE initiative: Informational video to be viewed by a board member for reporting purposes.

Staff meeting schedule and defibrillator discussion:  Staff meeting held August 15 and discussed possibility of defibrillator use in library.

 

New Business

Budget Review/New Formats: Ms. Kramer reviewed different format styles for budget reports.

Budget Revisions: Discussed revising the budget for 2014-2015 to take into account grant monies received and expenditures required by the grants received so far. Ms. Haier motioned and Mr. Hilligoss seconded a motion to accept the proposed revised budget.
Roll call vote:
Yea: Trustees Benson, Hilligoss, Carter, Kornischuk, Francisco, and Haier
Nays: none
Absent: Trustee Hawkins
6-yea, 0-nay, 1 absent. Motion carried.

Report on Prairie Cat Delegates: Tabled until next meeting when Ms. Black can further discuss.

 

Adjournment

Mr. Hilligoss moved and Ms. Benson seconded a motion for adjournment, Unanimous voice vote carried the motion. The meeting adjourned at 8:39pm.

 

Respectfully submitted
Ryan Hilligoss