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4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 708-867-7828

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February 20, 2020 Board of Trustees Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees February 20, 2020

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Braun called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.

 

ROLL CALL

Present: Braun, Magnuson, Ross, Ringelstein, Magnelli, Parent, Adams.
Absent: None
Also Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Tomzik, Stam, Lewis, McPhillips, Sciaccotta, V. Bitters, Clark.

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

There were no visitors present.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

There were no comments from the public.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD JANUARY 16, 2020 BE APPROVED. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Director Wittmann advised that we are doing really good with the budget. We are either at or under where we should be. We will start receiving tax money in March.

 

APPROVAL OF CURRENT BILLS

Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, THAT REGULAR PARKWAY CHECKS 27267 THROUGH 217353 TOTALING $101,256.64 FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY; MANUAL PAYMENTS TOTALING $10,523.55 FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY; MANUAL CHECKS 27262 THROUGH 27266 TOTALING $1,772.67 FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY; JANUARY NET WAGES TOTALING $165,737.93; JANUARY PAYROLL TAXES IN THE AMOUNT OF $66,357.32; AND JANUARY IMRF GOV ONE DEBIT IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,916.33. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Director Wittmann will follow up with Laura Enright about contacting the Trustees to interview them for the book.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Call One PRI Renewal—
Director Wittmann recommended tabling the motion.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Close Library For Staff In-Service Day To Attend ALA Annual Conference—
The Conference takes place June 25 through June 30 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Director Wittmann recommended closing the Library on Monday, June 29 to allow the staff to visit the ALA exhibits. Trustee Magnuson would like to attend and Trustee Parent would like to know if they have any Trustee workshops. Director Wittmann advised that she would look into this. Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Magnelli, TO APPROVE TO CLOSE THE LIBRARY ON MONDAY, JUNE 29 FOR STAFF IN-SERVICE DAY TO ATTEND ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, Braun, Adams, Ross. NAYS None. ABSENT None. The motion carried.

Personnel Changes—
No report.

Any Other Business—
Director Wittmann explained the Burton Katzman acquisition letter that the Library received. The Board would like her to contact the lawyer about the letter and respond for the Library. Trustee Parent asked if the board packets could be sent out earlier.

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY UPDATES

Julie Stam reported that Nancy Komada’s last meeting was Wednesday night. The Friends agreed to purchase the bags for summer reading. There should be enough money to purchase 1300 bags. They discussed the Oscar party and reviewed the receipts. The Friends are running out of the plastic bags and they are not going to purchase them anymore. They will offer plastic bags for the next few book sales then they will offer the canvas bags. They discussed the volunteer fair. They will give out bags at the volunteer fair. A man who was not a member of the Friends had some ideas for a fundraiser. He also proposed a few different fundraisers to Director Wittmann and Dawn Parent. Director Wittmann responded to him that they were not interested in the fundraisers he proposed.

 

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Wittmann explained the video of the automobile that ran into the bench in front of the library.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

FOIA request from Smart Procure on February 10, 2020 requesting all purchasing records from 09/23/2019 to current. The specific information they requested was purchase order number. If purchase orders are not used a comparable substitute is acceptable, i.e., invoice, encumbrance, or check number, purchase date, line item details (Detailed description of the purchase), line item quantity, line item price, vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address.

Letter from Burton Katzman regarding acquisition of Investment Property.

Trustee Parent advised he spoke to Dan Pogorzelski and Dan mentioned that Dunning used their courtyard for weekly community programming and entertainment last summer; and that it proved to be a relatively inexpensive way to provide the community with some value using that space. He thinks we might want to look into doing something similar. Director Wittmann said she would reach out to them to discuss.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

C2E2 is coming up a few staff members are attending. Trustee Braun advised that he would be there also.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 8:01 P.M.

Type: Board and Minutes.

February 20, 2020 Board of Trustees Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees February 20, 2020

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Braun called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.

 

ROLL CALL

Present: Braun, Magnuson, Ross, Ringelstein, Magnelli, Parent, Adams.
Absent: None
Also Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Tomzik, Stam, Lewis, McPhillips, Sciaccotta, V. Bitters, Clark.

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

There were no visitors present.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

There were no comments from the public.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD JANUARY 16, 2020 BE APPROVED. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Director Wittmann advised that we are doing really good with the budget. We are either at or under where we should be. We will start receiving tax money in March.

 

APPROVAL OF CURRENT BILLS

Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, THAT REGULAR PARKWAY CHECKS 27267 THROUGH 217353 TOTALING $101,256.64 FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY; MANUAL PAYMENTS TOTALING $10,523.55 FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY; MANUAL CHECKS 27262 THROUGH 27266 TOTALING $1,772.67 FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY; JANUARY NET WAGES TOTALING $165,737.93; JANUARY PAYROLL TAXES IN THE AMOUNT OF $66,357.32; AND JANUARY IMRF GOV ONE DEBIT IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,916.33. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Director Wittmann will follow up with Laura Enright about contacting the Trustees to interview them for the book.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Call One PRI Renewal—
Director Wittmann recommended tabling the motion.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Close Library For Staff In-Service Day To Attend ALA Annual Conference—
The Conference takes place June 25 through June 30 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Director Wittmann recommended closing the Library on Monday, June 29 to allow the staff to visit the ALA exhibits. Trustee Magnuson would like to attend and Trustee Parent would like to know if they have any Trustee workshops. Director Wittmann advised that she would look into this. Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Magnelli, TO APPROVE TO CLOSE THE LIBRARY ON MONDAY, JUNE 29 FOR STAFF IN-SERVICE DAY TO ATTEND ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, Braun, Adams, Ross. NAYS None. ABSENT None. The motion carried.

Personnel Changes—
No report.

Any Other Business—
Director Wittmann explained the Burton Katzman acquisition letter that the Library received. The Board would like her to contact the lawyer about the letter and respond for the Library. Trustee Parent asked if the board packets could be sent out earlier.

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY UPDATES

Julie Stam reported that Nancy Komada’s last meeting was Wednesday night. The Friends agreed to purchase the bags for summer reading. There should be enough money to purchase 1300 bags. They discussed the Oscar party and reviewed the receipts. The Friends are running out of the plastic bags and they are not going to purchase them anymore. They will offer plastic bags for the next few book sales then they will offer the canvas bags. They discussed the volunteer fair. They will give out bags at the volunteer fair. A man who was not a member of the Friends had some ideas for a fundraiser. He also proposed a few different fundraisers to Director Wittmann and Dawn Parent. Director Wittmann responded to him that they were not interested in the fundraisers he proposed.

 

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Wittmann explained the video of the automobile that ran into the bench in front of the library.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

FOIA request from Smart Procure on February 10, 2020 requesting all purchasing records from 09/23/2019 to current. The specific information they requested was purchase order number. If purchase orders are not used a comparable substitute is acceptable, i.e., invoice, encumbrance, or check number, purchase date, line item details (Detailed description of the purchase), line item quantity, line item price, vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address.

Letter from Burton Katzman regarding acquisition of Investment Property.

Trustee Parent advised he spoke to Dan Pogorzelski and Dan mentioned that Dunning used their courtyard for weekly community programming and entertainment last summer; and that it proved to be a relatively inexpensive way to provide the community with some value using that space. He thinks we might want to look into doing something similar. Director Wittmann said she would reach out to them to discuss.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

C2E2 is coming up a few staff members are attending. Trustee Braun advised that he would be there also.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 8:01 P.M.

Type: Board and Minutes.