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 Village of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Present:
Janet Dake, Jenna Merten, Kathleen Lysaght, Paul Tadda, Carole Knobil, Karol Kennedy
Absent:
Peggy Haas, Corey Golla
Staff Present:
Karol Kennedy, Ellen Rohr
             
1. Call to Order at 6:07 PM by President Lysaght.
             
2. Consent Agenda:
  Motion by Trustee Paul Tadda, second by Member Janet Dake to approve the consent agenda as presented.
  Vote: 6 - 0
 
Other: Member Peggy Haas (Absent)
  School District Representative Corey Golla (Absent)
             
a. 2018 March Library Regular Board Minutes
             
b. Approval of Expenditures March 2018 - Total $148,834.24
 
             
3. New Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
a. Allowable Cost Worksheet from Bridges Library System
  Motion by Member Janet Dake, second by Member Jenna Merten to approve the Allowable Costs as presented.
  Vote: 6 - 0
 
Other: Member Peggy Haas (Absent)
  School District Representative Corey Golla (Absent)
             
4. Unfinished Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
a. Community Read Update - Kennedy reported on the status of the community read. We are continuing the planning process.
             
5. President's Report: President Lysaght offered her condolences to Karol Kennedy for the recent loss of her father.
             
6. Planning Committee Report: Kennedy reported that she just received the proposal for the space study. She will present it to the Board for possible action at the May meeting.
             
7. Director's Report: In addition to the attached report, Kennedy commented that the Library participated in the village shelter-in-place drill on April 12. Rohr also reported on a project she is working on called Click For Babies. As part of a national campaign sponsored by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, the Library will be collecting hats now through September. The campaign is an effort to increase awareness of infant abuse.
             
a. Correspondence: None
             
8. Trustee's Report: Tadda reported the firehouse is expected to open in January 2019. He also reported several streets in the village will be starting reconstruction. Dave Glasgow is now Village President.
             
9. School District Report: No Report
             
10. Friends' Report: See Director's report.
             
11. Topics for next meeting agenda: Proposal for Space Study, Weeding Books from the Library
             
12. Motion by Jenna Merten, second by Janet Dake to convene into Closed Session in the Library Board Room pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes §19.85(1)(c) to discuss evaluation of Library Director. Board will meet first without the director present. All ayes; motion passed.
Kennedy left the room. Rohr turned the minutes over to Janet Dake and left the room.
             
13. Motion by Kathleen Lysaght, second by Jenna Merten to reconvene into Open Session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes §19.85(2)

Budget and Personnel Committee Report and possible action: Motion by Kathleen Lysaght, second by Carole Knobil to increase compensation for the Director's salary one step effective July 1, 2018, because of satisfactory performance. All ayes; motion passed.
             
14. Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Library Board Room.
             
15. Adjournment 6:55 PM with no further business to discuss.
Minutes transcribed by Ellen M Rohr, Business Manager
Minutes approved on May 16, 2018.

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