Village of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Present: Peggy Haas, Jenna Merten, Kathleen Lysaght, Carole McGibany, Corey Golla
Staff Present: Karol Kennedy, Ellen Rohr
               
1. Call to Order at 6:01 PM by President Lysaght.
 
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.  
 
a. Minutes of the Last Regular Meeting   
 
b. Library Expenditures for last month   
 
  Motion by Member Jenna Merten, second by School District Superintendent Corey Golla to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Carried.
  Vote: 5 - 0
 
3. New Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
 
a. Library Legislative Day is February 11.  Kennedy will be attending.  Any other board members who would like to attend are welcome.
 
b. 2021 Big Read Grant Application is due January 29.  The committee has selected a title from the NEA Big Read list. A grant narrative and budget are in process.
 
c. Fine Free Libraries Overview - Kennedy introduced the idea of Menomonee Falls Public Library going fine free to assist in reducing barriers for borrowers. Information was presented on libraries that have made this change. She asked board members to think about the idea. The Board requested additional information from existing fine free libraries.More information will be offered at a future meeting and the topic will be discussed again in June or July as we discuss the 2021 budget.
 
4. Unfinished Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
 
a. Second Floor Remodeling Project - January 20 @ 6:30 Karol Kennedy and Bill Robison of Engberg Anderson Architects will be presenting the Second Floor Remodeling Project and potential future projects to the Village Board.  The presentation is informational only.  No decisions need to be made by the Village Board.
January 22, February 5, and February 19 there is a project meeting at the library with Library Staff and Engberg Architects. 
The project is expected to go to bid in April, with ground-breaking at the beginning of June.

 
 
5. President's Report:  President Lysaght wished everyone a good year.
 
6. Director's Report: Report is attached.  Kennedy reminded board members to check their email at least once weekly, especially in the coming months during construction.

An Audiobook survey was conducted.  There were 147 responses.
We currently have a makerspace survey in process.
  
 
a. Correspondence: None
 
7. School District Report:  Golla updated the Library Board on recent happenings in the School District.
 
8. MFPL Friends' Report:  no report/no meeting in December
 
9. Next Meeting:  Wednesday, February 19, 2020
 
10. Topics for next meeting agenda - Building Project, Annual Report
 
11. Adjournment: 7:25 PM with no further business to discuss.
 
Minutes transcribed by Ellen M Rohr, Business Manager
Minutes approved on February 19, 2020.