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May 16, 2019 Building and Grounds Committee, Reorganization Meeting, and Regular Meeting Minutes

A Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees Building and Grounds Committee May 16, 2019

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Braun called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

 

ROLL CALL

Present: Braun, Magnelli, Ross, Ringelstein, Parent.

Absent: Sticha, Magnuson.

Also Present: Wittmann, Bacarella.

 

BUILDING AND GROUNDS

Pear Tree Proposals—
Director Wittmann advised that Davis Tree Care who initially gave us a proposal for the tree removal stated that they no longer service our area. We also received proposals from Gray Tree Service and The Care of Trees Inc. We contacted Gray Tree Service and they advised that they would honor the proposal. Director Wittmann advised that the tree has to be removed because the roots have uplifted the pavers and have caused a tripping hazard.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

Trustee Magnelli is interested in being the Chairperson of the Building and Grounds Committee. Trustee Braun would like to appoint Trustee Magnelli as chair for the Building and Grounds Committee.

Trustee Parent wanted to know if there were any developments for the parking lot drop off. Director Wittmann will look over the plans she received from Trustee Magnelli as well as consider Trustee Parent’s suggestion for a drop off point in the parkway and once she reviews everything she will bring it back to the Board.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Trustee Ross moved, seconded Braun, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried. The Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:09 P.M.

 


 

The Regular Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees May 16, 2019

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

Present: Magnelli, Braun, Magnuson (7:33 P.M.), Ross, Ringelstein, Parent.

Absent: Sticha.

Also Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Stam, Tomzik, Lewis, McPhillips, Clark, D. Parent, J. Ringelstein, Nick Ringelstein, Nate Ringelstein, M. Ringelstein, A. Lakosky.

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

Dawn Parent, Joseph Ringelstein, Nick Ringelstein, Nate Ringelstein, Mariel Ringelstein, and Anna Lakosky were in attendance.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

There were no public comments.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD APRIL 18, 2019 BE APPROVED. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried. Trustee Ringelstein moved, seconded by Trustee Magnelli, THAT THE MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING HELD MAY 2, 2019 BE APPROVED. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

 

ELECTION REPORT

Consolidated Election—
The Cook County Clerk canvassed and posted the Official Certificate of Results for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election as follows: Elizabeth Ringelstein 53.49% with 1,610 of the votes, Scott Parent 46.51% with 1,400 of the votes.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Ross, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED SINE DIE. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried. The meeting was adjourned sine die at 7:34 P.M.

 


 

The Reorganization Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees May 16, 2019

 

CALL TO ORDER

Trustee Braun, serving as President Pro Tem, called the meeting to order at 7:34 P.M.

 

OATHS OF OFFICE

Trustee Magnuson, serving as Secretary Pro Tem administered the Oath of Office to newly elected Trustee Parent and newly reelected Trustee Ringelstein. The Board extended their congratulations to them.

 

ROLL CALL

Present: Magnelli, Braun, Ross, Magnuson, Ringelstein, Parent.

Absent: Sticha.

Also Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Stam, Lewis, McPhillips, Sciaccotta, V. Bitters, Clark.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary—

President—
Trustee Ringelstein NOMINATED TRUSTEE BRAUN TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT. Trustee Parent seconded the motion. As there were no other nominations, the nominations were closed.

Vice President—
Trustee Braun NOMINATED TRUSTEE MAGNELLI TO SERVE AS VICE PRESIDENT. Trustee Magnuson seconded the motion. As there were no other nominations, the nominations were closed.

Treasurer—
Trustee Braun NOMINATED TRUSTEE RINGELSTEIN TO SERVE AS TREASURER. Trustee Ross seconded the motion. As there were no other nominations, the nominations were closed.

Secretary—
Trustee Magnelli NOMINATED TRUSTEE MAGNUSON TO SERVE AS SECRETARY. Trustee Ringelstein, seconded the motion. As there were no other nominations, the nominations were closed.

Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Ross, THAT THE NOMINATED SLATE BECOME THE ELECTED SLATE. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

Congratulations to our new officers.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Director Wittmann advised that we are on target with our spending. We have a larger expenditure for automation equipment. We are at or under where we need to be spent on line items. One hundred percent of our property taxes have been received.

 

APPROVAL OF CURRENT BILLS

Trustee Magnuson moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT REGULAR PARKWAY CHECKS 26527 THROUGH 26602 TOTALING $275,860.15 FOR THE MONTH OF MAY; MANUAL CHECKS 26519 THROUGH 26526 TOTALING $3,869.11 FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL; MANUAL PAYMENTS TOTALING $15,988.79 FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL; PETTY CASH CHECK 5014 IN THE AMOUNT OF $100.00 FOR APRIL; CHECKS 26293, 26386, 26387, 26504, AND 26510 VOID; APRIL NET WAGES TOTALING $102,477.47; APRIL PAYROLL TAXES IN THE AMOUNT OF $41,634.02; AND APRIL IMRF GOV ONE DEBIT IN THE AMOUNT OF $17,334.04 AND GENERAL OBLIGATION LIMITED TAX DEBT CERTIFICATES – SERIES 2013 IN THE AMOUNT OF $391,150.00, SERIES 2007B IN THE AMOUNT OF $17,187.50, AND SERIES 2016 IN THE AMOUNT OF $185,256.00. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

The Building and Grounds Committee met tonight to discuss the removal of the pear tree.
The committee wants to make sure that Gray Tree Service will grind the stump. Director Wittmann will check into this.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Bylaws Review—
Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, TO APPROVE THE TRUSTEE BYLAWS AS PRESENTED. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Braun, Magnelli, Ross, Ringelstein, Magnuson, and Parent. NAYS None. ABSENT Sticha. The motion carried.

ILLINET/OCLC Services Renewal Agreement—
ILLINET/OCLC Services provides group pricing for cataloging and resource sharing for all Illinois libraries as negotiated with OCLC by the Illinois State Library. Director Wittmann advised that this service allows the library to add our holdings to the ILLINET/OCLC database, which makes them discoverable to Libraries throughout the country, to request items for Interlibrary Loan from Libraries outside of SWAN, and to draw from the information contained in the database for our own records. This member renewal agreement is for FY2020. Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, TO AUTHORIZE DIRECTOR WITTMANN TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH THE ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY RENEWING THE ILLINET/OCLC SERVICES PROGRAM AGREEMENT FOR FY2020. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

Pear Tree Removal Proposals—
Trustee Magnelli moved, seconded by Trustee Ringelstein, TO APPROVE THE PEAR TREE REMOVAL PROPOSAL FROM GRAY TREE SERVICE. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Braun, Magnelli, Ross, Ringelstein, Magnuson, and Parent. NAYS None. ABSENT Sticha. The motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Schedule of Board Meeting Dates—
The Board was given two proposals for Board Meeting dates. One proposal was to move the December meeting from the third Thursday to the second Thursday. The proposed schedule for 2019-2020 will and continue to start at 7:30 P.M. in the Boardroom at the Library. Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, TO APPROVE THE SCHEDULE OF BOARD MEETING DATES FOR THE 2019-2020 FISCAL YEAR WITH THE DECEMBER 12, 2019 DATE. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

Review of Fannies Lease—
Director Wittmann advised that we assessed the water and electricity usage by comparing fiscal year 2012 2013 with fiscal year 2013 2014, which was the year Fannies took occupancy. We will also attempt to check the meters. Director Wittmann read a statement from Stephanie from Fannies of her financial situation. Director Wittmann advised that the attorney said the Board and Fannie’s can reach an agreement for any amount they choose, as long as it is higher than $0. He also mentioned that as a public body, we could not essentially give away a portion of the Library to a for-profit enterprise. There has to be some kind of payment from them to the district. Director Wittmann advised that we could do this a number of different ways. The lease payment can be decreased by a dollar amount or by a percentage of sales not to exceed an amount. We can put in the agreement that any debts owed to us would be forgiven. Currently Fannies owes us a total of $1,000 for April and May. Director Wittmann will check and see if they can give us goods in exchange for rent and possibly comp up to a certain amount. Trustee Ross would like to forgive their back rent. Trustee Parent mentioned that maybe we can do this for a year. Trustee Magnelli 100% supports them and he thinks we should maybe do this for six months. Trustee Parent advised that we could justify giving it to them at the cost of the utilities they use because of the benefits they bring to the library and staff. Director Wittmann will talk to Stephanie about this and she will check with the Attorney to see if the exchange of goods for rent is an option.

Adjustment of Fannie’s Concession License Agreement—
Stephanie Rybandt, the owner of Fannie’s, has asked us to revise the concessionary agreement to reflect their legal name of Fannie Schmoe’s Bakery LLC. This came up due to an insurance claim they are dealing with regarding their location within the Library. Director Wittmann advised that she double-checked with the attorney and the Board must approve any change to the concessionary agreement. She asked the Board to vote to approve the amended document. A motion was made by Trustee Ross, Seconded by Trustee Parent, TO APPROVE FANNIE’S AMENDED CONCESSION LICENSE AGREEMENT REFLECTING THE LEGAL NAME FANNIE SCHMOE’S BAKERY LLC. A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES: Magnuson, Magnelli, Ross, Ringelstein, Braun, and Parent. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Sticha. The motion carried.

Annual Raise—Chris Biersdorf—
Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, THAT CHRIS BIERSDORF’S HOURLY RATE BE INCREASED FROM $12.24 TO $12.61 EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2019. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

Personnel Changes—
Jennifer Loforte was hired as part time Page for Kids World. Her start date was April 30, 2019. Jorge Perez was hired as part time Children’s Librarian. His start date was May 21, 2019. Katherine Jacob was hired as part time Children’s Librarian. Her start date is May 23, 2019. Teodoro Martinez was hired as part time Page for Kids World. His start date is May 30, 2019. Tech Clerk Peter Schuster resigned. His last day will be Sunday, June 1, 2019.

Any Other Business—

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY UPDATES

Trustee Ringelstein advised that they talked about the bag sale and it cleared out many books. Director Wittmann wrote a letter to the Friends that she would withdraw the library’s wish list request for a handicap door button and instead requested that the Friends use that money to pay for the September payment to the author. The Friends are discussing this at their June meeting. Trustee Parent advised that the new President invited the Friends go down to the book sale room after their meeting to do some work.

 

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Wittmann advised that because Tom Sticha is resigning from the Board effective May 17, 2019, she reached out to Jennifer Adams about fulfilling the vacancy left by Tom and she is interested. Trustee Magnuson knows Jennifer and advised that she is very involved in her Church and she utilizes the library. Director Wittmann will reach out to Jennifer and see if she can attend the next board meeting.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

We received a FOIA request from the Better Government Association requesting an electronic copy of the annual payroll records for 2018. Including the employee last and first name, middle initial, suffix, title, department, salary, and start date. They also wanted us to include any and all elected officials. They are a public interest organization, which disseminates and publishes information. Letter from O’Neill & Gaspardo, LLC Certified Public Accountants informing the Library to consider them when we are in need of consulting, accounting or auditing services. Thank you note from the Magnelli family for the prayers and flowers.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Trustee Braun thanked Trustee Ringelstein and Trustee Parent on our newly elected Trustees. Trustee Magnuson mentioned that Village of Norridge Trustee Donald Gelsomino is our Norridge liaison. Julie Stam spoke to him and he hopes to attend the June Board meeting. OMA (Open Meetings Act) training has to be done by all Trustees. Trustee Sticha has resigned effective May 17, 2019. Trustee Ringelstein said she had a great experience with Dan McPhillips and his staff and she thanked him.

 

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 8:32 P.M.

Type: Board and Minutes.

May 16, 2019 Building and Grounds Committee, Reorganization Meeting, and Regular Meeting Minutes

A Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees Building and Grounds Committee May 16, 2019

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Braun called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

 

ROLL CALL

Present: Braun, Magnelli, Ross, Ringelstein, Parent.

Absent: Sticha, Magnuson.

Also Present: Wittmann, Bacarella.

 

BUILDING AND GROUNDS

Pear Tree Proposals—
Director Wittmann advised that Davis Tree Care who initially gave us a proposal for the tree removal stated that they no longer service our area. We also received proposals from Gray Tree Service and The Care of Trees Inc. We contacted Gray Tree Service and they advised that they would honor the proposal. Director Wittmann advised that the tree has to be removed because the roots have uplifted the pavers and have caused a tripping hazard.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

Trustee Magnelli is interested in being the Chairperson of the Building and Grounds Committee. Trustee Braun would like to appoint Trustee Magnelli as chair for the Building and Grounds Committee.

Trustee Parent wanted to know if there were any developments for the parking lot drop off. Director Wittmann will look over the plans she received from Trustee Magnelli as well as consider Trustee Parent’s suggestion for a drop off point in the parkway and once she reviews everything she will bring it back to the Board.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Trustee Ross moved, seconded Braun, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried. The Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:09 P.M.

 


 

The Regular Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees May 16, 2019

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

ROLL CALL

Present: Magnelli, Braun, Magnuson (7:33 P.M.), Ross, Ringelstein, Parent.

Absent: Sticha.

Also Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Stam, Tomzik, Lewis, McPhillips, Clark, D. Parent, J. Ringelstein, Nick Ringelstein, Nate Ringelstein, M. Ringelstein, A. Lakosky.

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

Dawn Parent, Joseph Ringelstein, Nick Ringelstein, Nate Ringelstein, Mariel Ringelstein, and Anna Lakosky were in attendance.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

There were no public comments.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD APRIL 18, 2019 BE APPROVED. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried. Trustee Ringelstein moved, seconded by Trustee Magnelli, THAT THE MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING HELD MAY 2, 2019 BE APPROVED. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

 

ELECTION REPORT

Consolidated Election—
The Cook County Clerk canvassed and posted the Official Certificate of Results for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election as follows: Elizabeth Ringelstein 53.49% with 1,610 of the votes, Scott Parent 46.51% with 1,400 of the votes.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Ross, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED SINE DIE. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried. The meeting was adjourned sine die at 7:34 P.M.

 


 

The Reorganization Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees May 16, 2019

 

CALL TO ORDER

Trustee Braun, serving as President Pro Tem, called the meeting to order at 7:34 P.M.

 

OATHS OF OFFICE

Trustee Magnuson, serving as Secretary Pro Tem administered the Oath of Office to newly elected Trustee Parent and newly reelected Trustee Ringelstein. The Board extended their congratulations to them.

 

ROLL CALL

Present: Magnelli, Braun, Ross, Magnuson, Ringelstein, Parent.

Absent: Sticha.

Also Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Stam, Lewis, McPhillips, Sciaccotta, V. Bitters, Clark.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary—

President—
Trustee Ringelstein NOMINATED TRUSTEE BRAUN TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT. Trustee Parent seconded the motion. As there were no other nominations, the nominations were closed.

Vice President—
Trustee Braun NOMINATED TRUSTEE MAGNELLI TO SERVE AS VICE PRESIDENT. Trustee Magnuson seconded the motion. As there were no other nominations, the nominations were closed.

Treasurer—
Trustee Braun NOMINATED TRUSTEE RINGELSTEIN TO SERVE AS TREASURER. Trustee Ross seconded the motion. As there were no other nominations, the nominations were closed.

Secretary—
Trustee Magnelli NOMINATED TRUSTEE MAGNUSON TO SERVE AS SECRETARY. Trustee Ringelstein, seconded the motion. As there were no other nominations, the nominations were closed.

Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Ross, THAT THE NOMINATED SLATE BECOME THE ELECTED SLATE. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

Congratulations to our new officers.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Director Wittmann advised that we are on target with our spending. We have a larger expenditure for automation equipment. We are at or under where we need to be spent on line items. One hundred percent of our property taxes have been received.

 

APPROVAL OF CURRENT BILLS

Trustee Magnuson moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT REGULAR PARKWAY CHECKS 26527 THROUGH 26602 TOTALING $275,860.15 FOR THE MONTH OF MAY; MANUAL CHECKS 26519 THROUGH 26526 TOTALING $3,869.11 FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL; MANUAL PAYMENTS TOTALING $15,988.79 FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL; PETTY CASH CHECK 5014 IN THE AMOUNT OF $100.00 FOR APRIL; CHECKS 26293, 26386, 26387, 26504, AND 26510 VOID; APRIL NET WAGES TOTALING $102,477.47; APRIL PAYROLL TAXES IN THE AMOUNT OF $41,634.02; AND APRIL IMRF GOV ONE DEBIT IN THE AMOUNT OF $17,334.04 AND GENERAL OBLIGATION LIMITED TAX DEBT CERTIFICATES – SERIES 2013 IN THE AMOUNT OF $391,150.00, SERIES 2007B IN THE AMOUNT OF $17,187.50, AND SERIES 2016 IN THE AMOUNT OF $185,256.00. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

The Building and Grounds Committee met tonight to discuss the removal of the pear tree.
The committee wants to make sure that Gray Tree Service will grind the stump. Director Wittmann will check into this.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Bylaws Review—
Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, TO APPROVE THE TRUSTEE BYLAWS AS PRESENTED. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Braun, Magnelli, Ross, Ringelstein, Magnuson, and Parent. NAYS None. ABSENT Sticha. The motion carried.

ILLINET/OCLC Services Renewal Agreement—
ILLINET/OCLC Services provides group pricing for cataloging and resource sharing for all Illinois libraries as negotiated with OCLC by the Illinois State Library. Director Wittmann advised that this service allows the library to add our holdings to the ILLINET/OCLC database, which makes them discoverable to Libraries throughout the country, to request items for Interlibrary Loan from Libraries outside of SWAN, and to draw from the information contained in the database for our own records. This member renewal agreement is for FY2020. Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, TO AUTHORIZE DIRECTOR WITTMANN TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH THE ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY RENEWING THE ILLINET/OCLC SERVICES PROGRAM AGREEMENT FOR FY2020. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

Pear Tree Removal Proposals—
Trustee Magnelli moved, seconded by Trustee Ringelstein, TO APPROVE THE PEAR TREE REMOVAL PROPOSAL FROM GRAY TREE SERVICE. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Braun, Magnelli, Ross, Ringelstein, Magnuson, and Parent. NAYS None. ABSENT Sticha. The motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Schedule of Board Meeting Dates—
The Board was given two proposals for Board Meeting dates. One proposal was to move the December meeting from the third Thursday to the second Thursday. The proposed schedule for 2019-2020 will and continue to start at 7:30 P.M. in the Boardroom at the Library. Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, TO APPROVE THE SCHEDULE OF BOARD MEETING DATES FOR THE 2019-2020 FISCAL YEAR WITH THE DECEMBER 12, 2019 DATE. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

Review of Fannies Lease—
Director Wittmann advised that we assessed the water and electricity usage by comparing fiscal year 2012 2013 with fiscal year 2013 2014, which was the year Fannies took occupancy. We will also attempt to check the meters. Director Wittmann read a statement from Stephanie from Fannies of her financial situation. Director Wittmann advised that the attorney said the Board and Fannie’s can reach an agreement for any amount they choose, as long as it is higher than $0. He also mentioned that as a public body, we could not essentially give away a portion of the Library to a for-profit enterprise. There has to be some kind of payment from them to the district. Director Wittmann advised that we could do this a number of different ways. The lease payment can be decreased by a dollar amount or by a percentage of sales not to exceed an amount. We can put in the agreement that any debts owed to us would be forgiven. Currently Fannies owes us a total of $1,000 for April and May. Director Wittmann will check and see if they can give us goods in exchange for rent and possibly comp up to a certain amount. Trustee Ross would like to forgive their back rent. Trustee Parent mentioned that maybe we can do this for a year. Trustee Magnelli 100% supports them and he thinks we should maybe do this for six months. Trustee Parent advised that we could justify giving it to them at the cost of the utilities they use because of the benefits they bring to the library and staff. Director Wittmann will talk to Stephanie about this and she will check with the Attorney to see if the exchange of goods for rent is an option.

Adjustment of Fannie’s Concession License Agreement—
Stephanie Rybandt, the owner of Fannie’s, has asked us to revise the concessionary agreement to reflect their legal name of Fannie Schmoe’s Bakery LLC. This came up due to an insurance claim they are dealing with regarding their location within the Library. Director Wittmann advised that she double-checked with the attorney and the Board must approve any change to the concessionary agreement. She asked the Board to vote to approve the amended document. A motion was made by Trustee Ross, Seconded by Trustee Parent, TO APPROVE FANNIE’S AMENDED CONCESSION LICENSE AGREEMENT REFLECTING THE LEGAL NAME FANNIE SCHMOE’S BAKERY LLC. A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES: Magnuson, Magnelli, Ross, Ringelstein, Braun, and Parent. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Sticha. The motion carried.

Annual Raise—Chris Biersdorf—
Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, THAT CHRIS BIERSDORF’S HOURLY RATE BE INCREASED FROM $12.24 TO $12.61 EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2019. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried.

Personnel Changes—
Jennifer Loforte was hired as part time Page for Kids World. Her start date was April 30, 2019. Jorge Perez was hired as part time Children’s Librarian. His start date was May 21, 2019. Katherine Jacob was hired as part time Children’s Librarian. Her start date is May 23, 2019. Teodoro Martinez was hired as part time Page for Kids World. His start date is May 30, 2019. Tech Clerk Peter Schuster resigned. His last day will be Sunday, June 1, 2019.

Any Other Business—

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY UPDATES

Trustee Ringelstein advised that they talked about the bag sale and it cleared out many books. Director Wittmann wrote a letter to the Friends that she would withdraw the library’s wish list request for a handicap door button and instead requested that the Friends use that money to pay for the September payment to the author. The Friends are discussing this at their June meeting. Trustee Parent advised that the new President invited the Friends go down to the book sale room after their meeting to do some work.

 

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Wittmann advised that because Tom Sticha is resigning from the Board effective May 17, 2019, she reached out to Jennifer Adams about fulfilling the vacancy left by Tom and she is interested. Trustee Magnuson knows Jennifer and advised that she is very involved in her Church and she utilizes the library. Director Wittmann will reach out to Jennifer and see if she can attend the next board meeting.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

We received a FOIA request from the Better Government Association requesting an electronic copy of the annual payroll records for 2018. Including the employee last and first name, middle initial, suffix, title, department, salary, and start date. They also wanted us to include any and all elected officials. They are a public interest organization, which disseminates and publishes information. Letter from O’Neill & Gaspardo, LLC Certified Public Accountants informing the Library to consider them when we are in need of consulting, accounting or auditing services. Thank you note from the Magnelli family for the prayers and flowers.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Trustee Braun thanked Trustee Ringelstein and Trustee Parent on our newly elected Trustees. Trustee Magnuson mentioned that Village of Norridge Trustee Donald Gelsomino is our Norridge liaison. Julie Stam spoke to him and he hopes to attend the June Board meeting. OMA (Open Meetings Act) training has to be done by all Trustees. Trustee Sticha has resigned effective May 17, 2019. Trustee Ringelstein said she had a great experience with Dan McPhillips and his staff and she thanked him.

 

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 8:32 P.M.

Type: Board and Minutes.