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

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July 2018 Board Meeting and Budget Committee Minutes

A Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees Budget Committee July 19, 2018

 

CALL TO ORDER

The Budget Committee meeting was called to order at 6:30 P.M.

 

ROLL CALL

Present: Magnuson, Magnelli, Ross, Rothbart, Ringelstein.
Absent: Sticha, Braun.
Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Stam, McPhillips, Tomzik, Clark.

 

BUDGET

Revenues—
Director Wittmann discussed the projected revenues. You have to project out for next year. The revenues we expect to come in 2019 are for 2020. The current real estate are the taxes we expect to receive. We are levying just under 5% for the general fund. We always project a little higher.

Tentative Appropriation—
The proposed Tentative Appropriation was reviewed. The Appropriation is an estimation of combination of our proposed levy and money from sources other than taxation. Director Wittmann went over the tentative appropriation with the Board. Director Wittmann projected the sub funds a little higher. Liability insurance is going up. The property and casualty insurance are projected to have a 2-8% increase, Director Wittmann increased workman’s comp insurance by 10% to be safe.

Tentative Levy Comparison—
The Board went over the projected revenues. The 2017 EAV went up quite a bit from 2016. Director Wittmann estimated lower for the personal property replacement, interest, and operating income.

Working Budget—
The committee discussed the proposed working budget and reviewed all the line items. Director Wittmann put a cap on salary raises at 3%. A few employees will get more hours. We are planning to add a few new staff members. The increase for personnel is not that high, about $40,000. The Illinois minimum wage will be $11.25 starting on Jan 1, 2020. Director Wittmann budgeted to raise the minimum wage in the library to $11.00 starting Jan 1, 2019. This will make the transition a bit easier into the Illinois minimum wage increase in 2020. Director Wittmann tried to find a way to supplement family medical insurance, but was not able to do it to be sustainable. Director Wittmann increased the group medical insurance by 10%. Employee professional fees were bumped up a little bit. The utilities were increased a bit. The Trustee expenses were dropped a bit because we did not spend out the budget last year. The book budget was kept the same. Automation Monthly fees is going up due to the Swan fees increasing. We are losing the 13% discount that was given to us in the past. Automation maintenance increased. Director Wittmann added in four classrooms taught by our IT consultants, project bundles at $1,000 a piece, special classes, and email service.

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Trustee Ross and seconded by Trustee Rothbart, to adjourn the Budget Committee Meeting at 7:13 P.M.

 


 

The Regular Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees July 19, 2018

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

Present: Magnelli, Magnuson, Ross, Rothbart, Ringelstein.
Absent: Sticha, Braun.
Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Stam, McPhillips, Tomzik, V. Bitters, Lewis, Sciaccotta, Clark.

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

No visitors were present.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no comments from the public.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Rothbart, THAT THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD JUNE 15, 2017 BE APPROVED AMENDED. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Director Wittmann advised that there were a few areas where we were over budget, however we did not go over the appropriation.

 

APPROVAL OF CURRENT BILLS & GENERAL OBLIGATION LIMITED TAX DEBT CERTIFICATE PAYMENTS

Trustee Rothbart wanted to know what furniture and library equipment was purchased. She also wanted to know what was charged to the credit card for the Garden club. The Garden club charge was for the purchase of flowers from Pesches. Trustee Magnuson moved, seconded by Trustee Ross, THAT REGULAR PARKWAY CHECKS 25783 THROUGH 25862 TOTALING $125,998.01 FOR THE MONTH OF JULY; JUNE MANUAL PAYMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $45,577.32; JUNE MANUAL CHECKS 25775 THROUGH 25782 TOTALING $43,400.77; PETTY CASH CHECK 4992 IN THE AMOUNT OF $82.55 FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE; VOID CHECK 25359; JUNE NET WAGES TOTALING $101,486.57; JUNE PAYROLL TAXES IN THE AMOUNT OF $40,714.94; AND JUNE IMRF GOV ONE DEBIT IN THE AMOUNT OF $17,917.14. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

The Budget Committee, a committee of the whole, reviewed the projected revenues and expenditures for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

Review Tentative Budget and Appropriations—
The proposed Tentative Appropriation was reviewed. The Tentative Budget will be submitted for approval at the August Board Meeting, posted for 30 days and a public hearing on the budget will be held immediately prior to the September Board meeting.

Working Budget—
The committee compared the 2018-2019 working budget to the 2017-2018 budget. The committee then discussed the proposed working budget and reviewed all the line items. Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Rothbart, THAT THE WORKING BUDGET FOR THE FY 2018-2019 BE APPROVED. A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ross, Rothbart, Ringelstein. NAYS None. ABSENT Braun, Sticha. The motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body and pending litigation—
No Report.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Ordinance 2018-2, Ordinance Authorizing an Additional Tax for the Maintenance, Repairs and Alteration of the Library Building and Equipment—
Trustee Magnuson moved, seconded by Trustee Ringelstein, TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2018-2, “ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL TAX FOR THE MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS AND ALTERATION OF THE LIBRARY BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT.” A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ross, Rothbart, Ringelstein. NAYS None. ABSENT Sticha, Braun. The motion carried.

Personnel Changes—
There were no personnel changes this month.

Annual Raise—
Trustee Ringelstein moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, THAT JUSTINE HEREDIA’S HOURLY RATE BE INCREASED FROM $10.30 TO $10.51 AND NASHALLY MARROQUIN’S HOURLY RATE BE INCREASED FROM $10.30 TO $10.56. EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2018. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

Any Other Business—
No report.

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY UPDATES

The Friends had a mini sale where they made $416, which was a record for them. There are open nominations for President, Secretary, and Director. There are not that many people running for the open positions. They will be going over their bylaws. They approved Carolyn’s winter workshop classes. They would like a new wish list from the library. They discussed the little free library, there will be a dedication ceremony on Sunday. They voted on the artwork for the library cards. They started their budget committee.

 

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Wittmann’s Librarian report was discussed as items occurred on the agenda. Trustee Rothbart asked Director Wittmann about the Great American Read. The staff in service day is Friday, July 20th. We will have an active shooter scenario. The board discussed the active shooter situation. We have a licensed therapist coming in the afternoon to talk about the staff’s anxieties, as a result of the training. Comfort dogs will also be here in the afternoon. Director Wittmann showed the Board rocks that she received from a young patron. Director Wittmann talked a little about her attendance at ALA in New Orleans. Director Wittmann came across an incident report with staff being empathetic towards people

 

COMMUNICATIONS

A FOIA request was received from Smart Procure on July 9, 2018 requesting any and all purchasing records from 2018-04-06 to current. They requested the following information: 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, and the beginning of our fiscal year. Letter from O’Neill & Gaspardo, LLC asking the library to consider them the next time we are in need of consulting, accounting or auditing services.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Garden looks beautiful per Trustee Rothbart.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Trustee Ross moved, seconded by 8:29 P.M.

Type: Board and Minutes.

July 2018 Board Meeting and Budget Committee Minutes

A Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees Budget Committee July 19, 2018

 

CALL TO ORDER

The Budget Committee meeting was called to order at 6:30 P.M.

 

ROLL CALL

Present: Magnuson, Magnelli, Ross, Rothbart, Ringelstein.
Absent: Sticha, Braun.
Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Stam, McPhillips, Tomzik, Clark.

 

BUDGET

Revenues—
Director Wittmann discussed the projected revenues. You have to project out for next year. The revenues we expect to come in 2019 are for 2020. The current real estate are the taxes we expect to receive. We are levying just under 5% for the general fund. We always project a little higher.

Tentative Appropriation—
The proposed Tentative Appropriation was reviewed. The Appropriation is an estimation of combination of our proposed levy and money from sources other than taxation. Director Wittmann went over the tentative appropriation with the Board. Director Wittmann projected the sub funds a little higher. Liability insurance is going up. The property and casualty insurance are projected to have a 2-8% increase, Director Wittmann increased workman’s comp insurance by 10% to be safe.

Tentative Levy Comparison—
The Board went over the projected revenues. The 2017 EAV went up quite a bit from 2016. Director Wittmann estimated lower for the personal property replacement, interest, and operating income.

Working Budget—
The committee discussed the proposed working budget and reviewed all the line items. Director Wittmann put a cap on salary raises at 3%. A few employees will get more hours. We are planning to add a few new staff members. The increase for personnel is not that high, about $40,000. The Illinois minimum wage will be $11.25 starting on Jan 1, 2020. Director Wittmann budgeted to raise the minimum wage in the library to $11.00 starting Jan 1, 2019. This will make the transition a bit easier into the Illinois minimum wage increase in 2020. Director Wittmann tried to find a way to supplement family medical insurance, but was not able to do it to be sustainable. Director Wittmann increased the group medical insurance by 10%. Employee professional fees were bumped up a little bit. The utilities were increased a bit. The Trustee expenses were dropped a bit because we did not spend out the budget last year. The book budget was kept the same. Automation Monthly fees is going up due to the Swan fees increasing. We are losing the 13% discount that was given to us in the past. Automation maintenance increased. Director Wittmann added in four classrooms taught by our IT consultants, project bundles at $1,000 a piece, special classes, and email service.

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Trustee Ross and seconded by Trustee Rothbart, to adjourn the Budget Committee Meeting at 7:13 P.M.

 


 

The Regular Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees July 19, 2018

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

Present: Magnelli, Magnuson, Ross, Rothbart, Ringelstein.
Absent: Sticha, Braun.
Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Stam, McPhillips, Tomzik, V. Bitters, Lewis, Sciaccotta, Clark.

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

No visitors were present.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no comments from the public.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Rothbart, THAT THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD JUNE 15, 2017 BE APPROVED AMENDED. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Director Wittmann advised that there were a few areas where we were over budget, however we did not go over the appropriation.

 

APPROVAL OF CURRENT BILLS & GENERAL OBLIGATION LIMITED TAX DEBT CERTIFICATE PAYMENTS

Trustee Rothbart wanted to know what furniture and library equipment was purchased. She also wanted to know what was charged to the credit card for the Garden club. The Garden club charge was for the purchase of flowers from Pesches. Trustee Magnuson moved, seconded by Trustee Ross, THAT REGULAR PARKWAY CHECKS 25783 THROUGH 25862 TOTALING $125,998.01 FOR THE MONTH OF JULY; JUNE MANUAL PAYMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $45,577.32; JUNE MANUAL CHECKS 25775 THROUGH 25782 TOTALING $43,400.77; PETTY CASH CHECK 4992 IN THE AMOUNT OF $82.55 FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE; VOID CHECK 25359; JUNE NET WAGES TOTALING $101,486.57; JUNE PAYROLL TAXES IN THE AMOUNT OF $40,714.94; AND JUNE IMRF GOV ONE DEBIT IN THE AMOUNT OF $17,917.14. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

The Budget Committee, a committee of the whole, reviewed the projected revenues and expenditures for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

Review Tentative Budget and Appropriations—
The proposed Tentative Appropriation was reviewed. The Tentative Budget will be submitted for approval at the August Board Meeting, posted for 30 days and a public hearing on the budget will be held immediately prior to the September Board meeting.

Working Budget—
The committee compared the 2018-2019 working budget to the 2017-2018 budget. The committee then discussed the proposed working budget and reviewed all the line items. Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Rothbart, THAT THE WORKING BUDGET FOR THE FY 2018-2019 BE APPROVED. A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ross, Rothbart, Ringelstein. NAYS None. ABSENT Braun, Sticha. The motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body and pending litigation—
No Report.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Ordinance 2018-2, Ordinance Authorizing an Additional Tax for the Maintenance, Repairs and Alteration of the Library Building and Equipment—
Trustee Magnuson moved, seconded by Trustee Ringelstein, TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2018-2, “ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL TAX FOR THE MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS AND ALTERATION OF THE LIBRARY BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT.” A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ross, Rothbart, Ringelstein. NAYS None. ABSENT Sticha, Braun. The motion carried.

Personnel Changes—
There were no personnel changes this month.

Annual Raise—
Trustee Ringelstein moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, THAT JUSTINE HEREDIA’S HOURLY RATE BE INCREASED FROM $10.30 TO $10.51 AND NASHALLY MARROQUIN’S HOURLY RATE BE INCREASED FROM $10.30 TO $10.56. EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2018. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

Any Other Business—
No report.

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY UPDATES

The Friends had a mini sale where they made $416, which was a record for them. There are open nominations for President, Secretary, and Director. There are not that many people running for the open positions. They will be going over their bylaws. They approved Carolyn’s winter workshop classes. They would like a new wish list from the library. They discussed the little free library, there will be a dedication ceremony on Sunday. They voted on the artwork for the library cards. They started their budget committee.

 

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Wittmann’s Librarian report was discussed as items occurred on the agenda. Trustee Rothbart asked Director Wittmann about the Great American Read. The staff in service day is Friday, July 20th. We will have an active shooter scenario. The board discussed the active shooter situation. We have a licensed therapist coming in the afternoon to talk about the staff’s anxieties, as a result of the training. Comfort dogs will also be here in the afternoon. Director Wittmann showed the Board rocks that she received from a young patron. Director Wittmann talked a little about her attendance at ALA in New Orleans. Director Wittmann came across an incident report with staff being empathetic towards people

 

COMMUNICATIONS

A FOIA request was received from Smart Procure on July 9, 2018 requesting any and all purchasing records from 2018-04-06 to current. They requested the following information: 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, and the beginning of our fiscal year. Letter from O’Neill & Gaspardo, LLC asking the library to consider them the next time we are in need of consulting, accounting or auditing services.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Garden looks beautiful per Trustee Rothbart.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Trustee Ross moved, seconded by 8:29 P.M.

Type: Board and Minutes.