The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM.
Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, A. Iqbal, J. Lee, C. Spas, A. Watts
Also Present: E. Davis
CALL TO AUDIENCE (K. Bounds, D. Ewick, L. Golden, M. Nicholson) – None
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.
APPROVAL OF GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
The minutes were accepted by unanimous consent.
COMMUNICATIONS — None
The library was 83% through the year, as of 10/31/2021. Accountant Debbie McHugh is still experimenting with financial reports provided by the new financial software provider, BS&A. She has put out the call to department heads for information needed to prepare the 4th Quarter Budget Amendment, which will be presented to the board at the December meeting.
In early December, Community Relations Department Head Laurie Golden will email a fundraising appeal to improve the Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin Memorial Courtyard. The renovations will be coordinated by Marian Nicholson in consultation with Rebecca’s husband Michael Coughlin and Reliable Landscaping.
Rain and high winds delayed work on the roof through Thursday, but the roofing crew was scheduled work Friday through the weekend. Then Davis received word that there will be no progress on the project until next week due to unforeseen circumstances.
TRUSTEE COMMENTS — Trustee Jasmine Lee asked about the library’s air filtration system; Davis responded that the ventilation system has been adjusted and was operating at an optimal level per pandemic guidelines.
COMMITTEE REPORTS — None
UNFINISHED BUSINESS & GENERAL ORDERS — None
Discussion of 2022 Board Officers — Although the current slate of officers may remain in place for a second year, the other trustees are welcome to explore the possibility of stepping up to replace them. Trustees J. Lee and Claire Spas indicated that they might consider it. The nomination and election of the 2022 officers will take place at the December meeting.
Closed session for Director’s Evaluation — Director E. Davis requested that the board move into closed session for the purpose of discussing her yearly performance evaluation.
Amy Watts moved and Amina Iqbal supported a motion to move into Closed Session.
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Yes: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, A. Iqbal, J. Lee, C. Spas, A. Watts
The motion passed 21/11-18-1 (6-0-0)
REGULAR MEETING RESUMED AT 8:29 PM.
CALL TO AUDIENCE – None
The meeting was adjourned at 8:32 PM.