Mount Pleasant Public Library: Board of Trustees Meeting
Minutes of the Meeting of April 19, 2018

Trustees & Liaisons present:
James Calabro, Larry Levine, Jorge Marmol, Emil Muccin, Mary Ann Quinn, Marcie Krauss, Robert Huerster, Paulette Dimovski

Trustees & Liaisons absent:
Laurie Smalley, Joe Stargiotti

Also present:
John Fearon, Library Director; Vivian Gufarotti, Assistant Library Director

Administrative: Trustee Calabro called the meeting to order at 7:34 PM

The minutes of the March 15, 2018 meeting were approved. Moved by Trustee Quinn, seconded by Trustee Krauss, and passed.

After discussion, it was moved by Trustee Krauss, and seconded by Trustee Quinn, that:
It is hereby resolved that the Town Comptroller be authorized to:
• Pay all vouchers reviewed and approved by the Library Director and the Town Comptroller, for the month of April 2018, for a total of $60,120.39
201804-01 The motion passed.

After discussion, it was moved by Trustee Krauss, and seconded by Trustee Quinn, that:
It is hereby resolved that the following budget adjustments for the 2017 fiscal year be approved:
• Reduce Line J-7410-201 (Books & Equipment) by $22,484
• Increase Line J-7410-250 (Equipment, General) by $20,873
• Increase Line J-9000-840 (Workers' Compensation) by $1,153
• Increase Line J-9700-700 (PASNY, Interest) by $458
201804-02 The motion passed

After discussion, it was moved by Trustee Quinn, and seconded by Trustee Muccin that:
It is hereby resolved that
• The Memorandum of Agreement between the Library Board of Trustees and Director John Fearon, April 19, 2108 is approved
201804-03 The motion passed

After discussion, it was moved by Trustee Muccin, and seconded by Trustee Levine, that:
It is hereby resolved that
• A final accruals lump-sum payment to Joan Smyth of $50.11 be approved
• Joan Smyth be appointed to the position of Library Clerk (Hourly), effective 04/16/2018, at an hourly rate of pay of $13.25, as detailed in the Authorized Personnel Salary Schedule 2018, approved December, 2017
201804-04 The motion passed.

Director’s Report and Points of Discussion
• Friends of the Library.
• We are planning to add another meeting room downstairs.
• The Library will switch from the Cloud Library eBook service to Overdrive. We will participate in a consortium of all public libraries in the County. Our patrons will have access to a much bigger library of eBooks through Overdrive, and a new app called Libby.
• The Library will also provide Acorn, a service including British TV and film.
• The effort to assess the situation inside the Library at the end of the school day and make recommendations is winding down. Now that ideas have been gathered from opinion leaders in the community, library patrons, and professionals in the schools and Village, a three-hour meeting will be held at the Library on May 11. During the meeting, Plan A Advisors, our consultants, will share the findings from the interviews, survey, site visits, and roundtables that were conducted, and bring forward the ideas that best seem to address the challenges posed by the level of activity in the Library after school. Library management invites board members and community representatives to attend the meeting and join in reaching consensus around a plan of action.

At 8:24 pm, on a motion by Trustee Calabro, seconded by Trustee Huerster, the Board went into Executive Session. At 8:45 pm the Board came out of Executive Session.

Trustee Quinn moved for adjournment at 9:10 P.M., seconded by Trustee Krauss. The motion passed.

Next meeting: Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted, Robert Huerster