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 Village of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Present:
Carole McGibany, Peggy Haas, Jenna Merten, Ian Dickmann, Corey Golla, Randy Van Alstyne
Staff Present:
Jacqueline Rammer, Ellen Rohr


             
   1. Call to Order by President McGibany at 6:00 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. That item can be considered at an appropriate time during the Board's regular order of business or under New Business.
             
   a. Minutes of the Last Regular Board Meeting
             
   b. Approval of Expenditures for Last Month
             
  Motion by Village Trustee Randy Van Alstyne, second by President Carole McGibany to approve the consent agenda with the corrections to the minutes as suggested.  Carried.

  Vote: 6 - 0
             
   3. New Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
   a. ** Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) System for Library to reduce airborne particulates, odors and pathogens
             
  Motion by School District Superintendent Corey Golla, second by Village Trustee Randy Van Alstyne to approve the purchase and installation of the NPBI system for the library. Carried.


  Vote: 6 - 0
             
   b. ** COVID Updates - Rammer gave the members an update on the Library's plans for the upcoming weeks. There was a consensus among the board members to protect the staff and stay safe.
             
   c. Library Mask Policy
             
  Motion by Member Jenna Merten, second by School District Superintendent Corey Golla to approve the Library Mask Policy. Carried.

  Vote: 6 - 0
             
   d. Staff Education Closed Date
             
  Motion by President Carole McGibany, second by Village Trustee Randy Van Alstyne to approve a closed date of May 7, 2021 as a Library In-service day.  Approved.


  Vote: 6 - 0
             
   4. Unfinished Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
   a. 2021 Library Budget Update - Rammer reported that the 2021 Village budget was approved. This budget included the Library's portion of the budget. At the Village meeting, one of the Village trustees questioned the amount the village is funding the Library. Further discussion was postponed to a future date.
             
   b. Renovation Project # 50007 Update - Rohr reported that the renovation project is almost complete. There are a few loose ends to tie up yet. The majority of the project is complete.
             
   5. Trustee Education - Chapter 21 The Library Board and Accessible Services
             
   6. President's Report: McGibany commended Jackie and the staff for all they have been doing to keep library services going. This is a difficult time for everyone.
             
   7. Directors Report Rammer reviewed the Director's Report and gave an update on the current balance of Library Funds.
             
   a. Correspondence
             
   8. Trustee's Report: Van Alstyne reported that the Village budget was approved at the last meeting. There is no increase to the tax payers and no increase in sewer or water fees in 2021.
             
   9. School District Report: Golla reported that the week after Thanksgiving the school district will be 100% virtual. They are continuing to monitor numbers. Overall everything is going well.
             
   10. MFPL Friends' Report: Haas reported that the Friends Waterlin fundraiser had good promotion. They did not make a lot but they reached a number of members. There is nothing planned with the Friends and things will be quiet until the new year.
             
   11. Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 16, 2021
             
   12. Topics for next meeting agenda none.
             
   13. Adjournment at 7:10 PM with no further business to discuss.
Minutes transcribed by Ellen M Rohr, Business Manager
Minutes approved on December 16, 2020.

    

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