Regular Meeting Minutes – January 18, 2023

Board of Trustees

of the

Huntley Area Public Library District

Minutes of the Regular Meeting

January 18, 2023



Call to Order: A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Huntley Area Public Library District was held in Program Room 3 at the Huntley Area Public Library District, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley, IL 60142 on January 18, 2023. President Budzynski called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.


Trustees Present: Vito Benigno, Chris Budzynski, Sean Cratty, Katie Kunde, Shannon McKibben, Marjorie Smith and Leslie Threadgill-Smith

Trustees Absent: None

Library Staff Present: Frank Novak, Library Director; Loralei Getty, Business Manager; Pamela Kampwerth, Head of Programming & Outreach Services

Visitors Present: There were no visitors.

Public Comments: There were no public comments.

Secretary’s Report: Threadgill-Smith motioned, McKibben seconded that the Board approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on December 21, 2022 as presented. All Ayes. No Nays. Motion carried.

Benigno motioned, Cratty seconded that the Board approve the minutes of the Executive Session held on December 21, 2022 as presented. All Ayes. No Nays. Motion carried.

Financial Reports and Checks: Benigno motioned, Kunde seconded that the Board approve the checks and financial report for December 2022 as presented. Roll call votes were: Benigno-Aye; Budzynski-Aye; Cratty-Aye; Kunde-Aye; McKibben-Aye; Smith-Aye and Threadgill-Smith-Aye. All Ayes. No Nays. Motion carried.

Monthly Income/Expense Report (Discussion): Trustees reviewed the Income/Expense Report-December 2022 and there were no questions.

Library Director’s Report: Presented by Novak. Due to programming requirements, future board meetings will move from Program Room 1 to Program Room 3. The library’s new monument sign is scheduled to be discussed at the Huntley Village Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 26th at 7 p.m. As requested by the board, the architects reworked the landscaping plan around the monument sign and adjusted the placement of the Lavandula Intermedia (“Phenomenal Lavender”). Novak approved the ballot proof for the three library board candidates.

Committee Reports:

Policy: There was no report.

Finance: There was no report.

Facilities: There was no report.

Friends’ Liaison: Presented by Kampwerth. There will be no Friends Foundation General Meeting in January. The Baubles and Bling Fundraiser will be held on February 11, 2023. The Friends will have a book sale and Culver’s fundraiser in March 2023. Planning has begun for the May Breakfast Fundraiser.

New Business: There was no New Business.

Old Business: There was no Old Business.

Upcoming Dates: The next Regular Monthly Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

Board Discussion:

Board Retreat: A board retreat has been scheduled for February 25, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the library.

Formation and Composition of Decennial Committee: A committee needs to be assembled by June 2023 and this committee needs at least two members of the public who resides in the unit of local government’s district.

Executive Session: There was no Executive Session.

Items from Executive Session for Action: None

Adjourn: McKibben motioned, Threadgill-Smith seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:03 p.m. All Ayes. No Nays. Motion carried.


Respectfully Submitted,

Shannon McKibben, Secretary

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