Minutes of April 13, 2016 Meeting of the Board of Trustees Cortland Community Library


Present: Mary Benson, John Francisco, Victoria Haier, Marie Kornischuk Also present: Barb Coward

Absent: Martha Carter, Harlan Hawkins & Ryan Hilligoss


The meeting was called to order by Vice President Victoria Haier at 7:20.

Marie Kornischuk moved and Mary Benson seconded approval of the minutes. All approved.

After discussion John Francisco moved and Marie Kornischuk seconded approval of the Treasurer’s Report and March Expenditures. All approved by voice vote.


In the absence of Ryan Hilligoss the patron survey discussion was tabled. The Librarian’s Report was read and discussed.

Victoria Haier will facilitate a Friends meeting in August. Summer Reading will be centered on our own “Bingo” theme, saving costs.


The addition to our Unattended Children policy was discussed. Victoria Haier moved, seconded by John Francisco, that we add these statements to the policy.

All approved.

The proposal from Sikich for our annual audit was approved; Marie Kornischuk moved and John Francisco seconded . All approved.

The Tentative FY2016-2017 Budget was discussed. Changes will be made after the end of the fiscal year to allow for carryover in specific line items.

Victoria Haier moved, with Mary Benson seconding, our participation in Reciprocal Borrowing within Illinois. All approved.

Victoria Haier moved, seconded by Marie Kornischuk, that we continue using the “Tax Bill Method” for any ono-resident library cards we issue in FY 2016-2017.

All approved by voice vote.

Mr. Francisco handed in a letter or resignation, which will be added to the May 2016 agenda. He was thanked for his generous service to Cortland Library.


Victoria Haier moved to adjourn, seconded by Mary Benson. All approved.


The meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm.


Respectfully submitted


Barb Coward