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 Village of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Present:
Janet Dake, Peggy Haas, Stephen Roberts, Kathleen Lysaght, Paul Tadda, Corey Golla
Absent:
Carole Knobil
Staff Present:
Karol Kennedy, Ellen Rohr
             
1. Call to Order at 6:15 PM by President Roberts.
             
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 any appropriate time during the Board's regular order of business or under New Business.
  Motion by Member Janet Dake, second by Member Stephen Roberts to approve consent agenda as presented. Motion carried.
  Vote: 6 - 0
             
a. Approval of minutes from previous meeting held on  November 9, 2016.
             
b. Approval of expenditures from previous month November 2016
             
3. New Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
a. 2017 Library Board Meeting Schedule - A board member requested a change in the Library Board meeting dates due to conflicts.
  Motion by Member Stephen Roberts, second by Trustee Paul Tadda to change the Library Board Meeting dates to the third Wednesday of the month rather than the second Wednesday of the month.  Board meetings will be held on:
Wednesday, January 18
Wednesday, February 15
Wednesday, March 15
Wednesday, April 19
Wednesday, May 17
Wednesday, June 21
Wednesday, July 19
Wednesday, August 16
Wednesday, September 20
Wednesday, October 18
Wednesday, November 15
Wednesday, December 20
 
 
  Vote: 6 - 0
 
Other: Member Carole Knobil (Absent)
             
b. February Love Your Library Welcome Back Fine Forgiveness Campaign - Kennedy requested the board approve a Campaign targeting persons with fines that haven't been eligible to borrow materials from the library. The library would forgive eligible fines and fees for Menomonee Falls Public Library owned materials only. Two purposes of the campaign are:
Return of library materials
Re-activate patron accounts in an effort to bring patrons back into the library
  Motion by Member Stephen Roberts, second by Trustee Paul Tadda to approve implementing a February Love Your Library Welcome Back Fine Forgiveness campaign for two weeks in February. Karol Kennedy to provide more details at the next meeting. Approved.
  Vote: 6 - 0
 
Other: Member Carole Knobil (Absent)
             
4. Unfinished Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval: None
             
5. President's Report: Roberts asked if Kennedy would consider adding any programs that connected American Legion members with kids.

He also spoke about the holidays being the season of depression. He recommended people reach out those that may be in need.
             
6. Budget and Personnel Committee Report: Dake reported on the Budget and Personnel committee meeting. They have selected forms to evaluate the director. Members will be asked to evaluate the director and then meet as a group with the director to discuss the results.
             
7. Planning Committee Report: Roberts appointed Kathleen Lysaght as another member of the Planning Committee.
             
a. Strategic Plan Update: Kennedy will have a timeline for the strategic planning to the committee by January 18. There was discussion on suggestions for community members to participate in the strategic planning. Tadda suggested we should attempt to get community members that are active at the library and perhaps one that is not.
             
8. Director's Report (KENNEDY)
             
9. Trustee's Report: Tadda reported that Ninja fitness is coming and and there are new subdivisions coming into the community.
             
10. Friends' Report: Next meeting will be in February.
             
11. Next Meeting: January 18, 2017 6:00, Library Board Room
             
12. Adjournment at 6:53 PM with no further business to discuss.
Minutes transcribed by Ellen M Rohr, Business Manager
Minutes approved on January 18, 2017.

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