Minutes of April 19, 2017

Cortland Community Library Board




Present:Mary Benson, Rich Bliss, Victoria Haier & Marie Kornischuk.Also present Heather Black

Absent:Harlan Hawkins


The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm. by Victoria Haier.The minutes were read.

Marie Kornischuk moved to approve the minutes of March 15, 2017.Rich Bliss seconded the motion.All approved by voice vote.

The March Treasurerís Report and Expenditures were discussed.Mary Benson moved to approve the financial documents and Victoria Haier seconded that motion.All approved by voice vote.

The Librarianís Report was discussed.A patron had been banned from the library for a loud outburst.

Staff and the Board agreed to allow the patron back in the library, unless there is a repeated offense.

The Board requested further information about banning patrons be brought to the next meeting.

There were no citizens to be heard.

An announcement about upcoming Trustee Training sessions was distributed and discussed.

The newly elected trustees will be sworn in at the May 17th meeting.

The substantial attendance at Candidates Night was discussed.

We received notice that Cortland Library has received the Per Capita Grant.†† The check will eventually be coming.

The Levy for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 will only bring in $222,000, less than our $230,000 levy request.

Victoria Haier moved that Cortland Library continue participating in the inter-library loan program for 2017-2018 year. Marie Kornischuk seconded and all approved.

Victoria Haier moved that we participate in the reciprocal borrowing program for FY 2017-2018.

Rich Bliss seconded the motion, which passed.

Discussion of the NIU Reading Clinicís visit to Cortland Library was delayed until May.

Heather talked about Summer Reading plans and activities.Victoria Haier signed the contract for the FY 2016-2017 audit so it could be mailed.

Victoria Haier moved to adjourn, seconded by Marie Kornischuk.The meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Benson