Cortland Community Library Board
Place: Cortland Community Library
March 20, 2013

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

Meeting called to order by Harlan Hawkins at 7:20 p.m.

February 10, 2013 minutes presented.  Mary Benson made a motion to approve the February 10, 2013 minutes.  Maxine Divine seconded the motion. Voice vote and all in favor.  Minutes stand as approved.

February 2013 treasurer’s report reviewed.  John Francisco made a motion to approve the expenditures of $16,991.08 for February.  Harlan Hawkins seconded the motion.  Unanimous roll call to approve.  Motion carried.

Mary Benson made a motion to approve the amended November 2012 treasurer's report.  Carol Scidmore seconded the motion.  Unanimous roll call to approve.  Motion carried.

Librarian's report for February reviewed and discussed.



Hearing of Citizens – Victoria Haier and Heather Black. Mr. Johnson's letter presented.

LWT cooperative report - Secret shopper report presented. Next LWT meeting 2nd Friday in April.

Review of Budget for 2014 FY & possible approval - Approved in February.

Harlan Hawkins moved to accept Laura Mesjak's resignation, effective 1/17/13.  John Francisco seconded the motion.   Voice vote and all in favor.

Discussion held to 'name' next director to allow ample training time and maintain continuity of library philosophy and policies.

Fiber optic is not ready.

Redistribute the responsibilities of Laura Mesjak for the time being.

Library will be closed March 8, 2013 while Staff attends mandatory training.



Discussion held on financial report format change.

Barb Coward applied to the Dollar General Summer Reading Grant program ($3,000).  Notification on May 10, 2013.

April elections on April 9, 2013.

Requirements for 2014 Per Capita Grant tabled.


Mary Benson moved to adjourn the meeting.  John Francisco seconded the motion.  Meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m. 

Submitted by Carol Scidmore