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 Village of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin



Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Janet Dake, Peggy Haas, Jenna Merten, Kathleen Lysaght, Paul Tadda, Carole Knobil
Corey Golla
Staff Present:
Karol Kennedy, Ellen Rohr
Connie Meyers, Bridges Library System Director

   1. Call to Order at 6:05 PM by President Lysaght. Introductions were made.
   2. Consent Agenda: Motion by Janet Dake, second by Paul Tadda to approve the consent agenda items as presented.
November 15, 2017 - Regular Board Meeting Minutes.
   b. November 2017 Expenditures total $134,712.84

  Vote: 6 - 0
Other: School District Representative Corey Golla (Absent)
   3. New Business - None
   4. Unfinished Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
   a. LED Lighting - The LED lighting was ordered and has arrived. Building Maintenance has started to install the lights in the public area with a goal to get 10% installed by year's end. Study rooms and staff areas will be completed after the larger public areas. Trustee Tadda requested that we compare the annual energy rates and report back to the board, at this time next year.
   5. Trustee Education - Special Guest - Bridges Library System Director Connie Meyer gave an overview of the Library System's responsibilities to its member libraries.
   6. President's Report: President Lysaght thanked everyone for helping her do her job as President and wished everyone a Happy New Year.
   7. Budget and Personnel Committee Report: Dake reported that the Village passed the annual budget. We received a slight increase above what we requested in previous years. Kennedy also reported that our annual materials spending is on track to be at our budgeted amount which is slightly above what we need to meet the County Standards. We will be reviewing the Director Review Timeline next month.
   8. Planning Committee Report:Kennedy discussed the Strategic Plan Reporting Process. Guidelines have been setup to report the progress of the Strategic Planning process to both the staff and the Board members. She also informed the board the Final Invoice was approximately $2000 less than expected. Part of the decrease was due to one less Community Conversation.
Director's Report: In addition to the attached report, there was discussion on the placement of the Libraries Transform Billboards.  There will be 2 in Jefferson County and 2 in Waukesha County in February.

There was a brief discussion about the Community Read - 10 people recently attended a meeting to discuss a Spring 2019 Community Read.  Attendees participated from the Library, Library Friends, School District, YMCA, BID, and CE & Rec.  The Library will complete the Grant Request again this year, which is due at the end of January.
   10. Trustee's Report: Trustee Tadda reported on recent happenings at the latest board meeting including the sale of two village owned property to be used for single family homes.
   11. Friends' Report: There is no meeting in December or January. Next meeting is in February.
   12. Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 17, 2017, Library Board Room
   13. Topics for next meeting agenda - Director Review Process; Library Strategic Plan.
   14. Adjournment
  Motion by Trustee Paul Tadda, second by Member Janet Dake to adjorn the meeting.  Approved.

  Vote: 6 - 0
Other: School District Representative Corey Golla (Absent)
Minutes transcribed by Ellen M Rohr, Business Manager
Minutes approved on January 17, 2018.


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