Minutes of August 16, 2017

Present: Mary Benson, Rich Bliss, Victoria Haier, Marie Kornischuk, Judy Olsen

Also present:  Barb Coward and Liz Blondell

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:09 by President Victoria Haier.

 

Minutes from June 21 were discussed and Marie Kornischuk moved to approve them, seconded by Mary Benson.  A voice vote resulted in all approving the minutes.  There was no July meeting, or minutes, due to lack of quorum.

 

The Expenditures and Treasurer’s Report for May was discussed. Val Kramer responded that the double entry cost was a scrivener’s error.  Judy Olsen moved to approve the May financials, seconded by Mary Benson.  All Board members approved by roll call vote.

 

Next the Board examined the June financial reports. Marie Kornischuk moved to accept the June reports, seconded by Rich Bliss.  A roll call vote was taken, resulting in a favorable vote.

 

Finally the Board examined and discussed the July 2017 financial reports.  Victoria Haier moved to accept the July reports, seconded by Rich Bliss.  A roll call vote passed this motion. 

 

Board members introduced themselves to Liz Blondell. Liz was sworn in by Barb Coward.  After taking the oath Liz discussed her previous experiences with her church board and Cortland Library.  She was welcomed to Library Board.

 

Victoria Haier discussed her ideas for reinvigorating the Friends of Cortland Library and hosting a possible meeting in October.

 

Barb Coward urged newer Board members to attend the LWT Board Training at Genoa Library in October, and met our library lawyer, Phil Lenzini.  Phil will speak on legal and financial issues unique to library law.

 

Barb reported Summer Reading was successful and popular, but the numbers were down a bit. 

 

This year’s Per Capita Grant requirements demand that staff and Board members attend “library safety” trainings. 

 

The library has a sewer problem, with some collapsed pipe on library property. 

This will require expensive repairs. 

 

Victoria Haier moved to adjourn, seconded by Marie Kornischuk.  All approved.

The meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,                       Barb Coward