Board of Trustees Minutes for Regular Meeting – March 16, 2022

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Board of Trustees

of the

Huntley Area Public Library District

Minutes of the Regular Meeting

March 16, 2022

 

Call to Order: A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Huntley Area Public Library District was held in Program Room 1 at the Huntley Area Public Library District, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley, IL 60142 on March 16, 2022. President Budzynski called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Attendance:

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

Trustees Absent: Leslie Threadgill-Smith

Library Staff Present: Frank Novak, Library Director; Loralei Getty, Business Manager

Visitors Present: None

Public Comments: There were no public comments.

Secretary’s Report: McKibben motioned, Smith seconded that the Board approve the minutes of the Policy Committee Meeting held on February 9, 2022 as presented. All Ayes. No Nays. Motion carried.

Benigno motioned, Cratty seconded that the Board approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on February 16, 2022 as presented. All Ayes. No Nays. Motion carried.

McKibben motioned, Kunde seconded that the Board approve the minutes of the Facilities Committee Meeting held on March 1, 2022 as presented. All Ayes. No Nays. Motion carried.

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

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

Library Director’s Report: Presented by Novak. The 2022 Statement of Economic Interest filer emails have been sent out. The annual filing deadline for officials and qualifying employees is May 1st. The library was experiencing a sewer backup in the family restroom. While clearing the line, the plumber discovered cloth towels and possibly diapers had been flushed down the toilet. If this act should continue to occur, the library may have to reassess how it allows access to the family restroom.

Committee Reports:

Policy: There was no report.

Finance: There was no report.

Facilities: Met on March 1, 2022 to discuss an exterior library sign.

Friends’ Liaison: Presented by Smith. There will be a Culver’s Fundraising Night on April 4th. The April Book Sale will be on April 30th in Program Rooms 2 & 3. The May Breakfast Fundraiser will present “Marshall Field’s and Chicago” on May 11th. Program Sponsor forms are available.

New Business:

Account Collection Charge Increase: Unique Management Services, the library’s collection agency, is increasing its account fee by $1 to $9.95 per account. To recover that increase, Novak is recommending that the library increase the amount charged to the account holder by $1 to $10. Benigno motioned, Cratty seconded that the Board approve increasing the amount charged to the account holder by $1 to $10 as presented. Roll call votes were: Benigno-Aye; Budzynski-Aye; Cratty-Aye; Kunde-Aye; McKibben-Aye; and Smith-Aye. All Ayes. No Nays. Motion carried.

Architectural Contract for Outdoor Library Sign: The Facilities Committee agreed to proceed with an outdoor library sign to be located at the corner of Ruth Road and Main Street. Benigno motioned, McKibben seconded that the Board approve the contract with Wold Architects and Engineers for architectural services related to the library’s new outdoor sign for $14,000 plus reimbursable expenses as presented. Roll call votes were: Benigno-Aye; Budzynski-Aye; Cratty-Aye; Kunde-Aye; McKibben-Aye; and Smith-Aye. All Ayes. No Nays. Motion carried.

Old Business: There was no Old Business.

Upcoming Dates: The next Regular Monthly Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Board Discussion: There was no Board Discussion.

Executive Session: There was no Executive Session.

Items from Executive Session for Action: None

Adjourn: Cratty motioned, Smith seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:21 p.m. All Ayes. No Nays. Motion carried.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Shannon McKibben, Secretary