Board Meeting Minutes 2018 05

ROLL CALL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Members present: Renee’ Cocanower, Mary E. Davis, Janice E. Dean, Carlos A. Esteves, Jennifer Nielsen and Clarence W. Thomas. James W. Rieckhoff was unable to attend.

Others present: Jane A. Garoutte, Business Manager/Treasurer, and Lisa Guedea Carreño, Director.

Staff present: Sue Eller, Dunlap Branch Supervisor; Sam Householder, New Media Marketing Specialist; Mary Ann Kempa, Cleveland Branch Supervisor; Maureen Meagher, Pierre Moran Branch Supervisor; Donna Mitschelen, Osolo Branch Supervisor; Eric Nord, Computer Network Assistant; Trevor Wendzonka, Marketing and Public Relations Manager; and Paula Watson, Administrative Clerk.

REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Regular Board of Trustees Meeting was called to order at 5:39 p.m. by Janice E. Dean.

CONSENT AGENDA

The consent agenda was presented. There being no objections, Carlos A. Esteves moved

THAT the Consent Agenda, including investment recommendations, be adopted.

Jennifer Nielsen seconded Motion: carried

PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS

Janice E. Dean reported that the Director’s Evaluation would be discussed during Executive Session immediately following the Board of Trustees Meeting.

Janice asked for any input about nominees for the upcoming County Commissioners Board appointment to the Library Board to fill the vacancy when Mary Davis’s term ends June 30, 208.

She also asked that a nomination committee be formed for Board Officers for the period 7/1/18-6/30/19. Mary E. Davis and Clarence W. Thomas will be on this committee. 
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Lisa Guedea Carreño, Director, presented her report. She reported that a temporary HR professional has been hired to fill the HR Generalist position. Strategic planning is well underway. At the
July Board Meeting she expects to present a draft of the Strategic Plan to the Board before it is finalized.

Department Report

Mary Ann Kempa, Cleveland Branch Supervisor, gave a slide show presentation in which she highlighted activities that Cleveland Branch has been providing for its patrons.

NEW BUSINESS

Treasurer’s Bond

Jane A. Garoutte, Business Manager/Treasurer, presented information on the Treasurer’s Bond.

Questions and Information from Board, Staff, and Guests

Jane A. Garoutte, Business Manager/Treasurer presented information about a proposal from TCU about investment opportunities.

ADJOURNMENT

The regular Board meeting was adjourned by Janice E. Dean at 6:18 p.m.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be June 19, 2018 at Main Library, Elkhart, IN.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Board met in executive session as provided for by IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) Items (6), and (9), respectively: With respect to any Individual over whom the governing body has jurisdiction; to discuss job performance evaluations of individual employees.

Executive Session was held from 6:25 pm to 7:25 pm.

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