Board of Trustees
Huntley Area Public Library District
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
November 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 November 16, 2022. President Budzynski called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
Trustees Present: Vito Benigno, Chris Budzynski, Sean Cratty, Katie Kunde, Marjorie Smith and Leslie Threadgill-Smith
Trustees Absent: Shannon McKibben
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, Kunde seconded that the Board approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on October 19, 2022 as presented. All Ayes. No Nays. Motion carried.
Financial Reports and Checks: Benigno motioned, Cratty seconded that the Board approve the checks and financial report for October 2022 as presented. Roll call votes were: Benigno-Aye; Budzynski-Aye; Cratty-Aye; Kunde-Aye; Smith-Aye and Threadgill-Smith-Aye. All Ayes. No Nays. Motion carried. Pamela Kampwerth was highlighted as a Librarian in the October 28th issue of The Voice.
Monthly Income/Expense Report (Discussion): Trustees reviewed the Income/Expense Report-October 2022 and there were no questions.
Library Director’s Report: Presented by Novak. The library has been receiving donations in memory of Carol Belanger. The last Very Merry Huntley ticket was given away today. There were 1,125 tickets available to the public. The library’s post-holiday party will be on Friday, January 13, 2023 at La Cucina Bella Restaurant in Algonquin. In January 2023, the Illinois Library Association will publish an article in the ILA Reporter highlighting new library buildings in Illinois. Our building will be included in the article. Michele Whisenhunt has started as the new Head of Youth Services. Novak distributed the latest architectural drawings from Wold Architects and Engineers for the monument sign. The drawings are acceptable for the board but would like to make sure that the plant choices do not hinder the visibility of the sign. Benigno commented that Douglas Cataldo did an outstanding presentation at the Sun City Neighborhood Leaders Group.
Policy: There was no report.
Finance: There was no report.
Facilities: There was no report.
Friends’ Liaison: Presented by Kampwerth. The next book sale will be in December. The holiday baskets are on display. GivingTuesday is on November 29th. The Friends goal for 2023 is to raise $60,000 so they can reach the milestone of raising $1,000,000 for the library.
Levy Ordinance Approval. Cratty motioned, Smith seconded that the Board approve An Ordinance Providing for the Levying and Assessment of Taxes by the Huntley Area Public Library District, McHenry and Kane Counties, Illinois, for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2022 and Ending June 30, 2023 as presented. Roll call votes were: Benigno-Aye; Budzynski-Aye; Cratty-Aye, Kunde-Aye, Smith-Aye and Threadgill-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, December 21, 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: Threadgill-Smith motioned, Cratty seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 p.m. All Ayes. No Nays. Motion carried.
Loralei Getty, Recorder