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 Village of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Present:
Kathleen Lysaght, Jenna Merten, Carole McGibany, Corey Golla
Absent:
Peggy Haas
Staff Present:
Karol Kennedy, Ellen Rohr
             
1. Call to Order by President Lysaght at 6:04 PM.
             
2. Consent Agenda: Items listed under consent agenda will be approved in one motion unless any Board member requests that an item be removed for individual discussion.
             
a. Approval of the minutes of the regular board meeting
             
b. Approval of the library expenditures
  Motion by Member Jenna Merten, second by School District Superintendent Corey Golla to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Carried.
  Vote: 4 - 0
 
Other: Treasurer/Secretary Peggy Haas (Absent)
             
3. New Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
a. 2020 Annual Addendum to Bridges Library System Member Library and CAFE Agreements
  Motion by Member Jenna Merten, second by Member Carole McGibany to approve the 2020 Annual Addendum to Bridges Library System Member Library and CAFE Agreements.  Carried.
  Vote: 4 - 0
 
Other: Treasurer/Secretary Peggy Haas (Absent)
             
b. Black Friday Library Specials: Kennedy presented the proposed Black Friday specials to the board for consideration due to some of them being financial in nature.
  Motion by School District Superintendent Corey Golla, second by Member Jenna Merten to approve the Black Friday Specials as presented. Carried
  Vote: 4 - 0
 
Other: Treasurer/Secretary Peggy Haas (Absent)
             
c. Maude Shunk Local History Room Collection Update by Business Manager Ellen Rohr.
             
4. Unfinished Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
a. Library Improvement Project Update: Kennedy gave an update to the Library Improvement project. The contract is on our possession and is being reviewed by Village Attorney Mike Morse and Assistant Village Manager Arlyn Johnson. We expect to have the contract for the Board review at the December meeting.
             
5. President's Report: Lysaght commented she attended the recent Narcan training. She thought it was a good program especially for those that are not usually exposed to subjects like this one.
             
6. Trustee's Report: No report
             
6. Director's Report: Kennedy presented her report. There was discussion about the new Explore Passes available at the library and the upcoming Gingerbread Man activity for children.
             
7. School District Report: Golla reported the School District was evaluated by Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI). All schools and the administration exceeded expectation. The High School significantly exceeded expecations. They have seen strong performance grown in math and reading.

The school received two major Department of Justice safety grants and are making physical changes to building to improve safety.

Brain Bag Project is underway.

School District Board Meeting regarding the mascot will be held on December 8.
             
8. MFPL Friends of the Library: included in director's report
             
9. Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, December 18, 2019, Library Board Room
             
10. Topics for next meeting agenda: Library Improvement Project contract review.
             
11. Adjournment: 7:05 PM with no further business to discuss.
Minutes transcribed by Ellen M Rohr, Business Manager
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