Regular Meeting Minutes – October 16, 2019

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Board of Trustees 

of the 

Huntley Area Public Library District 

Minutes of the Regular Meeting 

October 16, 2019 

 

 

Call to Order:  A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Huntley Area Public Library District was held in the Program Room at the Huntley Area Public Library District, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley, IL 60142 on October 16, 2019Vice-President Novalinski called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. 

Attendance: 

Trustees Present:  Vito Benigno, Sean Cratty, Shannon McKibben, David Novalinski, Marjorie Smith and Leslie Threadgill-Smith 

Trustees Absent:  Chris Budzynksi 

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

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 Budget and Appropriation Ordinance Hearing held on September 18, 2019 as presented.  All Ayes.  No Nays.  Motion carried. 

 Benigno motioned, Threadgill-Smith seconded that the Board approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on September 18, 2019 as presented.  All Ayes.  No Nays.  Motion carried. 

Financial Reports and Checks:  Threadgill-Smith motioned, Cratty seconded that the Board approve the checks and financial report for September 2019 as presentedRoll call votes were:  Benigno-Aye; Cratty-Aye; McKibben-Aye, Novalinski-Aye, Smith-Aye and Threadgill-Smith-Aye.  All Ayes.  No Nays.  Motion carried. 

Monthly Income/Expense Report (Discussion): Trustees reviewed the Income/Expense Report-September 2019 and there were no questions. 

Library Director’s Report:  Presented by Novak. 

Novak thanked the department heads, especially Elizabeth Steffensen, for putting this month’s board packet together.  Updated drawings from Wold Ruck Pate, dated October 3, 2019, were distributed.  The architects modified the vestibule area at the Main Entrance for the sake of symmetry and an overall better lookSince the addition to the existing building will have a little more square feet than previously thought, the General Liability Insurance is increasing to $19,814 and Professional Fees, with Gilbane Building Company, are increasing to $45,812.  The library has funds to cover these overages. 

Committee Reports: 

Policy:  There was no report. 

Finance:  There was no report.  

Facilities:  There was no report. 

Friends’ Liaison:  Presented by KampwerthCulver’s Fundraiser Night raised $1,041.  The Friends Annual Luncheon is on Friday, October 18.  52 tickets have been sold.  The Friends will be at the Sun City 2019 Fall Showcase on October 24 and are currently working on the Very Merry Basket Fundraiser and Annual Plea. 

New Business:  

Review of Draft Levy Ordinance, Approval of Property Tax Estimate, and Selection of Date for Levy Adoption:  The Levy Ordinance in the board packet is a draft and the numbers will be changing.  The Levy Ordinance will be ready for the November Regular Monthly Board Meeting.  McKibben motioned, Smith seconded that the Board approve the Property Tax Estimate as presented for $3,259,860Roll call votes were:  Benigno-Aye; Cratty-Aye; McKibben-Aye, Novalinski-Aye, Smith-Aye and Threadgill-Smith-Aye.  All Ayes.  No Nay.  Motion carried.  Threadgill-Smith motioned, Benigno seconded that the Board adopt the levy ordinance at the Regular Board Meeting on November 20, 2019.  All Ayes.  No Nay.  Motion carried. 

Old Business:  There was no Old Business. 

Upcoming Dates:  A Special Board Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. to approve bid documents and discuss the new minimum wage updates.  The next Regular Monthly Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Huntley Area Public Library District at 5:30 p.m. 

Board Discussion:  There was no Board Discussion. 

Executive SessionThere was no Executive Session. 

Items from Executive Session for Action:  None. 

Adjourn:  McKibben motioned, Threadgill-Smith seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:48 p.m.  All Ayes.  No Nays.  Motion carried. 

 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Shannon V. McKibben, Secretary 

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