January 2019 Building and Grounds Committee Minutes

A Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees Building and Grounds Committee January 17, 2019
Trustee Sticha, committee chair, called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
Present: Sticha, Magnuson, Braun, Parent, Ringelstein Magnelli.
Absent: Ross.
Also Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Lewis, Sciaccotta, I. Ciszewski, M. Ciszewski, Tomzik (7:21 P.M.), Stam (7:26 P.M.).
Parking Lot Discussion—
Director Wittmann advised that the parking lot gets very congested at the entrance. She advised that if we lock the book drop during business hours it may help alleviate the congestion. Trustee Magnuson agreed with locking the book drop and doing so on a trial basis. She thinks we should alert the patrons to what we are doing and let them know that we would like their feedback on it. Another idea Director Wittmann had is to convert the first handicap spot into a drop off spot. We would then have to add another handicap spot at the end of the row. It would be ideal to have a drop off spot. Trustee Magnelli thinks the ideal spot for a drop off would be the side drive. Trustee Parent said maybe we can build an easement on Oketo for drop off only. 
Parking Lot Sealcoating—
It is time to sealcoat the parking lot. The last time it was done was in 2014. It should be done at least every three years. We will have it done on Memorial Day weekend since the library will be closed. 
Book drop Discussion—
The book drop discussion took place under the parking lot discussion.
Eagle Scout Project—
Norridge resident, Michael Ciszewski discussed how he would like to do his Eagle Scout project for the library. After meeting with Michael, Tiffany Lewis discussed with the management team some projects he could do for the library. They thought it was a great idea. The management team thought a good project for Michael would be to build a sundial for the library. Michael advised he has nothing concrete yet but was wondering what the Board’s vision was. Director Wittmann thought it would be nice if the sundial was built with mosaics and   raised up from the ground. The board would like him to come up with something and bring it to them for review. The sundial will be located outside the quiet room. Trustee Ringelstein told Michael to bring a few ideas to the board. In order to fund this project, Michael advised that they are going to have a fundraiser. Director Wittmann advised that Rotary may be interested in donating to his project. Director Wittmann will get in touch with Rotary for him. Trustee Braun advised that maybe the auto parts store on Wilson can help fabricate something. The Trustees asked why he wanted to do this for the library. Michael advised that he wanted to do this because he always used the library and he would like to give back. 
Michael and Irene Ciszewski left the meeting at 7:13 P.M.
Trustee Braun made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Trustee Magnuson. The Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:23 P.M.