Elkhart Public Library
300 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
February 21, 2007
The Board of Trustees of the Elkhart Public Library met in an executive session, as provided for by IC 5-
14-1.5-6.1(b), Item 6, to discuss job performance evaluations of individual employees. The executive
session, which took place prior to the scheduled Board of Trustees Meeting on February 21, 2007, was
held in meeting room #406 and called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Stuart B. Basquin, President. Members of
the Board of Trustees present were Stuart B. Basquin, Barbara G. Anderson, Mary E. Davis, J. Scott
Troeger, and Janice E. Dean. Renee’ Cocanower and Levar L. Johnson were unable to attend. The Board
discussed the Director’s evaluation and contract renewal. The Executive Session was adjourned at 6:55
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The meeting of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees was held on February 21, 2007, in meeting
room #406 of the Library Annex. Stuart B. Basquin, President, called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
ROLL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Members of the Board of Trustees present were Stuart B. Basquin, Barbara G. Anderson, Mary E. Davis, J.
Scott Troeger, and Janice E. Dean. Renee’ Cocanower and Levar L. Johnson were unable to attend. Also
present were Connie Jo Ozinga, Director, and Sandra Bevins, Business/HR Manager. Library staff in
attendance: Diann Stutzman, Administrative Bookkeeper and Nicole Sheler, Administrative Clerk. No
guests were in attendance.
A. Adoption of Agenda
B. Approval of Consent Agenda
a. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes, with corrections to Board of Finance minutes
b. Approval of Financial Reports
c. Approval of Claims
d. Approval of Investments
e. Approval of Employee Changes
f. Approval of Circulation and Activity Reports
Mary Davis moved
THAT – the Consent Agenda be approved as presented.
Second: Janice E. Dean Motion: Carried
With protest by J. Scott Troeger to litigation charges from August Mack
Minutes of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees 2/21/2007 Page 2
DIRECTOR’S REPORT The Director updated the Board on proposed legistation in this year’s state session. Key issues effecting libraries include outsourcing INCOLSA and INSPIRE and changing the bond approval process. UNFINISHED BUSINESS Main Library Project A status conference was rescheduled by Judge Bower. The Director will inform the Board when that date and time is established. NEW BUSINESS Rainy Day Fund The Library will be receiving a special CAGIT distribution which, by law, must be deposited into a Rainy Day Fund. A resolution to establish this fund was presented.
J. Scott Troeger moved THAT – the Elkhart Public Library approve a resolution to establish a Rainy Day Fund. Second: Barbara G. Anderson Motion: Carried Non-Resident Fee The Director presented a proposal for the 2007 Library Registration Fee for Non-Resident Patrons. The proposed annual fee will increase from $145.00 to $153.00. Janice E. Dean moved THAT – the 2007 Non-Resident Fee be set at $153.00. Second: Mary E. Davis Motion: Carried ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to transact, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held March 21, 2007, 7:00 p.m., in meeting room #406 in the Elkhart Public Library Annex. __________________________ Barbara G. Anderson , Acting Secretary