Library Board of Trustees Meeting

May 8 2012 7:00 pm


Minutes of the Meeting
Of the
Board of Trustees
Johnsburg Public Library
May 8, 2012
Trustees Present: M.J. Farrell. R. Barnes,M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Kucik, E. Munson.
Trustee Absent: J. Stockwell . Also Present: Tim Low, representing Low insurance and Dir. M. Zawacki
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm by Pres. E. Munson.
Trustee J. Stockwell arrived at 7:10 pm.
Agenda was re-arranged to allow Tim Low of Low insurance to address the board regarding information received from the attorney advising that the library might choose to purchase insurance in lieu of a surety bond for the Board Treasurer. Mr. Low was of the opinion that the board would be better served to maintain our current surety bond arrangement. The board decided to continue our current practice.
Approval of Minutes
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by J. Stockwell , to approve the minutes of the April meeting as presented. Ayes: M. Diedrich, J. Stockwell, M.J. Farrell, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Abstentions: R. Barnes, K. Hughes. Motion passed.
Approval of Bills
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by J. Stockwell, to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $34,614.81. Ayes: K. Hughes, M. Diedrich, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, M.J. Farrell, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Financial Report
Trustees reviewed the treasurer’s financial report, noting the library’s excellent fiscal position.
Committee Reports
Monday, June 4, 2012 at 9:00 am was set for the committee to meet to establish the Working Budget for FY2013.
Trustees reviewed the legal memo regarding the Treasurer’s surety bond.
Trustees reviewed the notice of final tax distribution.
Trustees reviewed the notice of 2012 tax distribution dates.
Unfinished Business
There was no unfinished business.
New Business
Trustees reviewed report of recent roof inspection.
Trustees reviewed notice of Public Act 97-0609 regarding IMRF and salary/wage implications.
Motion was made by J. Stockwell, seconded by M.J. Farrell, to approve proposed salary and benefits package for FY 2013. In order to bring salaries for certain staff positions closer to the average at nearby libraries, the raises shall consist of 6% for the positions of: clerks, bookkeeper, Children’s librarian, and Director. A cost of living raise of 3% was approved for shelvers and building manager. It shall be the intent of the board to continue to give the raises for the following four years. Ayes: M. Diedrich, R. Barnes, M.J. Farrell, K. Hughes, K. Kucik, J. Stockwell. E. Munson. Motion passed.
Dir. M. Zawacki absented herself while the trustees reviewed theirs and staff evaluations of the director. It was noted that there were overwhelmingly positive remarks from all reviewers.
Director’s Report
Trustees reviewed the director’s report and copies of public relations articles from local newspapers.
Public Input
There was no public input.
Board Input
Trustee K. Hughes announced that she had a recent conversation with Chef Michael Maddox who informed her that Le Titi de Paris would be closing shortly. He is still available for cooking programs through the library.
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by J. Stockwell, to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: R. Barnes, K. Hughes, M. Diedrich, M.J. Farrell, J. Stockwell, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed. Meeting was adjourned by Pres. E. Munson at 8:13pm.
                                                                Respectfully submitted,
                                                                Kathleen Kucik, secretary
May 2012
  1. Recent antique appraisal:
The library recently hosted an antique appraisal, which was very successful. I’m pleased to report that one of the first attendees had a painting worth $30,000!
  1. New online sales record:
Pam recently sold a book on eBay which broke our single item sales record. Selected Preforms, Points & Knives of the North American Indian was part of incoming book donations and sold for $164.49.
April 2012 statistics:
TOTAL CIRCULATION:  8,946                                AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION:  309
VOLUMES ADDED:  256                                         VOLUMES WITHDRAWN: 227
TOTAL VOLUMES: 58,984                                     TOTAL PATRONS REGISTERED: 10,854
ILL BORROWING STATISTICS:      231                  ILL LENDING STATISTICS: 247                 
Respectfully submitted,
Maria Zawacki
Library Director