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October 2018 Board Minutes

Geneseo Public Library District
Board of Trustees Meeting
|October 8, 2018


The Board of Trustees of the Geneseo Public Library District met in Foundation Room A at the library on Monday, October 8, 2018.  President Bill Menendez called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m. Trustees in attendance were Lee Fluck, Anne Meyer-McCright, Paul Pardo, Ray Rogers and Karen Turner.  Deb Wyffels, Assistant Director, was also present.


Citizen’s Input   No citizens were present

Secretary’s Report   The minutes from last month’s meeting stand approved as printed.  A thank you card from Faith DeDecker was read.  She thanked Claire and the staff for their friendly and helpful service.

Financial Report/Bills to Be Paid.  The Financial Report was reviewed and will be filed for the auditors.  Paul made a motion to pay the bills, Ray seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Library Director’s Report   Please refer to Claire’s written report. 

At 7 p.m., Ray moved that the board go into Executive Session.  Paul seconded the motion and all members agreed.  Claire and Deb left the room.  No action was taken, and at 7:42 p.m., Executive Session ended and Claire and Deb returned.


Staff Raises   This issue will be revisited in December.

Tax Levy Ordinance   Jim presented the final Tax Levy Ordinance that will be filed with the county. 

Harold Neumann Statue   The proposal asking for the library’s participation in this project is not in the library’s charter.  Paul made a motion that the library not participate in this undertaking. Anne seconded the motion and it was passed unanimously by voice vote by all present.



Trustees/Meetings   The November 2019 meeting falls on Veterans’ Day.  Ray moved that in the board should meet at its regular time and day in spite of the fact that it is a holiday.  Anne seconded the motion and it passed unanimously by voice vote.

Private Users Group   This was outlined in Claire’s report.

Holidays   A list of all the holidays that the library will be closed on was reviewed.  Paul made a motion to approve the list.  Lee seconded the motion and it passed by voice vote unanimously.

Temperature-controlled room   In order to keep the computer equipment in the storage room from overheating, Chris Sellman, our IT specialist, advised not to stack the equipment as it currently is.  Wire shelving has been ordered that may alleviate the problem. Once the shelving is in place, the room temperature will be monitored.  If the shelves don’t help reduce the heat in the room, Paul made a motion to accept TMI’s bid to make the necessary modifications and hire electricians to make the room temperature controlled.  Lee seconded the vote, and by roll call vote, all members present voted yes. 

Policy for Meeting Rooms   Clarification was requested regarding the public’s usage policy of  the meeting rooms.  Meetings in which products/services are endorsed and/or sold are not allowed.

Adjournment   With no further matters before the board, at 7:42 p.m., the meeting adjourned.

Kathi Fluck

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