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 Village of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Present:
Peggy Haas, Jenna Merten, Kathleen Lysaght, Paul Tadda
Absent:
Janet Dake, Corey Golla
Staff Present:
Karol Kennedy, Ellen Rohr, Leah Gentry
             
1. Call to Order at 6:00 PM by President Lysaght.
             
2. Library Gadgets and Gizmos Demonstration by Librarian Leah Gentry. Gentry then left the meeting.
             
3. Consent Agenda: Items listed under consent agenda were be approved in one motion.
             
a. 2018 08 Library Board Minutes
             
b. 2018 08 Library Expenditures
  Motion by Member Jenna Merten, second by Trustee Paul Tadda to approve the consent agenda as presented. Approved.
  Vote: 4 - 0
 
Other: Member Janet Dake (Absent)
  School District Representative Corey Golla (Absent)
             
4. New Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
a. 2019 Library Budget - Kennedy presented the 2019 Proposed Budget to the board.
  Motion by Member Peggy Haas, second by Member Jenna Merten to approve the budget as presented. Approved. Budget will be submitted to Village Finance for inclusion in the 2019 Village Budget. 
  Vote: 4 - 0
 
Other: Member Janet Dake (Absent)
  School District Representative Corey Golla (Absent)
             
b. Circulation Policy: Loan Limits, Periods, Renewals, and Holds
  Motion by Member Jenna Merten, second by Member Peggy Haas to approve the Circulation Policy changes as presented.  Approved.
  Vote: 4 - 0
 
Other: Member Janet Dake (Absent)
  School District Representative Corey Golla (Absent)
             
c. Maude Shunk Local History Room Management Policy
  Motion by Member Jenna Merten, second by Trustee Paul Tadda to approve the Local History Room Management Policy as presented.  Approved.
  Vote: 4 - 0
 
Other: Member Janet Dake (Absent)
  School District Representative Corey Golla (Absent)
             
5. Unfinished Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
a. Space Review and Concept Design Project - Kennedy received a draft of the Space Design study. She will review the proposal and ask the architects to present the proposal to the Library Board in October.
             
6. President's Report: Lysaght reminded Board members about the Trustee dinner coming up on October 2 and suggested those attending carpool. She commented on a few of the trustee training webinars she watched. Some of them were very good. She also thanked the Budget Committee for their work on the budget.
             
7. Director's Report - see attached.
             
a. Correspondence - Kennedy showed the board an article on Memory Cafes that appeared in the newspaper. She also mentioned another article about Book Clubs from the System office. She read a Thank You card from someone that used our historical resources and also one from a teacher that utilized the Gale Courses.
             
8. School District Report: (GOLLA) not present
             
9. Trustees Report - Trustee Tadda gave an overview of recent Village Board Activities.
             
10. Friends' Report - included in Director's Report
             
11. Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Library Board Room
             
12. Topics for next meeting agenda - Meeting Room Policy, Space Study Presenation.
             
13. Adjournment at 7:55 PM with no further business to discuss.
Minutes transcribed by Ellen M Rohr, Business Manager
Minutes approved on October 17, 2018.

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