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 Village of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Present:
Peggy Haas, Ian Dickmann, Carole McGibany, Corey Golla, Randy Van Alstyne
Staff Present:
Jacqueline Rammer, Ellen Rohr, Katie Alford


             
   1. Call to Order at 6:00 PM by President McGibany.
             
   2. Special Order of Business: Katie Alford presented an overview on Teen Services and the TAB (Teen Advisory Board).
             
   3. 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 Meeting
             
   b. Library Expenditures February 2021
             
  Motion by Trustee Randy Van Alstyne, second by School District Superintendent Corey Golla to approve the consent agenda with the amendment to the minutes as discussed. Carried.

  Vote: 5 - 0
             
   4. New Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
   a. Allowable Costs Worksheet from Bridges Library System
             
  Motion by President Carole McGibany, second by Trustee Randy Van Alstyne to approve as presented. Carried


  Vote: 5 - 0
             
   b. Director's Annual Report to the Library Board
             
   c. Distribution of Director Evaluation Forms
             
   d. Community Publications Distribution in the Library - The Board members discussed how publications are distributed in the Library. They advised Director Rammer to work on language for the Code of Conduct policy that would allow distribution of materials only after seeking permission from Library Administration. Director Rammer will work on the language.
             
   5. Unfinished Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval: none
             
   6. Trustee Education : Chapter 26 The Public Library System Board - The Broad Viewpoint
             
   7. President's Report: President McGibany pointed out the recent Library article in the Village Current newsletter.
             
   8. Director's Report: (RAMMER)
             
   a. Correspondence - Director Rammer and President McGibany received a resignation from Jenna Merten. Due to other committments she is unable to continue serving on the Board. There are now two open positions for citizen members. The Library and Board members should spread the word that we are looking for people who are interested in serving on the Library Board.
             
   b. Recording Library Board Meetings - Falls Cable Access approached Director Rammer asking if the Board would be interested in having the Library Board Meetings recorded and streamed. Rammer asked if this was a topic the Board would like to discuss further at a future meeting. Due to open meeting laws no action was taken. The concensus was to postpone the discussion until a later date.
             
   9. Trustee's Report: Trustee VanAlstyne reported on the recent happenings at the Village Board meetings.
             
   10. School District Report: Golla gave updates on the SDMF. He encouraged everyone to vote at the upcoming election. On the ballot are the State Superintendent and 2 school board positions.
             
   11. MFPL Friends' Report: The Friends are working on creating graphics for a donor wall for the Forge (makerspace).
             
   12. Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
             
   13. Topics for next meeting agenda: Project 50007 2nd Floor Renovations Recap, Director Review
             
   14. Adjournment at 8:01 PM with no further business to discuss.
Minutes transcribed by Ellen M Rohr, Business Manager
Minutes approved on April 21, 2021.

    

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