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January 21, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees January 21, 2021



CALL TO ORDER

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

ROLL CALL
Present Electronically: Braun, Magnelli, Magnuson, Ringelstein, Parent, Adams,
Ross (7:38 P.M.).
Absent:
Also Present Electronically: Wittmann, Bacarella, Stam, Lewis, Blubaugh, Tomzik, Clark.

DECLRATION

Declaration by the Board President that a fully in-person meeting is not Practical or Prudent because of COVID.

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
There were no visitors present.

PUBLIC COMMENT
There were no comments from the public.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Magnelli, THAT THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD DECEMBER 10, 2020 BE APPROVED. Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, Adams, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT Ross. The motion carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT
Director Wittmann advised that we are looking good. She advised that there are some items that look high but those are things we pay once a year like databases and periodicals. Everything else is at or where we need to be.

APPROVAL OF CURRENT BILLS
Trustee Magnuson advised that she noticed there were a group of legal fees that included school districts and Lawrence Point. These are legal fees for who litigate on our part for businesses protesting their taxes.
Trustee Magnuson moved, seconded by Trustee Ringelstein, THAT REGULAR PARKWAY CHECKS 28122 THROUGH 28213 TOTALING $171,210.26 FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY; MANUAL PAYMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $12,810.45 FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER; MANUAL CHECKS 28120 THROUGH 28121 TOTALING $156.99 FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER; DECEMBER NET WAGES TOTALING $159,844.18; DECEMBER PAYROLL TAXES IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,259.66; AND DECEMBER IMRF GOV ONE DEBIT IN THE AMOUNT OF $31,071.88. Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, dams, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT Ross. The motion carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Director Wittmann advised that she would like to discuss setting a Committee meeting date. She will send out an email to the Board regarding setting up an Island Within A City Research Committee.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
There was no unfinished Business.

NEW BUSINESS

2021 Exempt Affidavit—
Library Property must be certified annually with the Cook County Assessor to maintain exempt status. Trustee Braun needs to sign the affidavit.

IRS Mileage Rate—
The IRS has changed the approved mileage reimbursement rate to 56 cents per mile effective January 1, 2021. The Library continues to pay the IRS approved mileage reimbursement rate.

Annual Raise— Colleen Malo
Trustee Magnelli moved, seconded by Trustee Ross, THAT COLLEEN MALO’S HOURLY RATE BE INCREASED FROM $12.24 TO $12.55. EFFECTIVE 2/1/2021. Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, Ross, Adams, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT None. The motion carried.

Personnel Changes—
There were no personnel changes.

Any other Business—
No Report.

Friends of the Library Update—
Julie Stam reported that they had a quarterly get together on Wednesday, December 16. There were between ten and a dozen people there. The only real business they discussed was a donation for Litworks. Since they are not getting much income in the executive board will meet to talk about and vote on the donation amount. The rest of the meeting was social.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Director Wittmann’s Librarian report was discussed as items occurred on the agenda. She advised that she completed her first draft of the letter to advocate for library staff to get the Covid-19 vaccine. She asked for input from the management team. She also reached out to Lindsey LaPointe’s office to see if they have any influence on whether or not where the vaccination sites will be and maybe they could advocate for us to have a part in that.

COMMUNICATIONS

Letter to Penny Blubaugh from Thomas W. Burrows.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
No report.

ADJOURNMENT
Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, Ross, Adams, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT None.. The motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 7:44 P.M.

Categories: Board Documents.

January 21, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees January 21, 2021



CALL TO ORDER

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

ROLL CALL
Present Electronically: Braun, Magnelli, Magnuson, Ringelstein, Parent, Adams,
Ross (7:38 P.M.).
Absent:
Also Present Electronically: Wittmann, Bacarella, Stam, Lewis, Blubaugh, Tomzik, Clark.

DECLRATION

Declaration by the Board President that a fully in-person meeting is not Practical or Prudent because of COVID.

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
There were no visitors present.

PUBLIC COMMENT
There were no comments from the public.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Magnelli, THAT THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD DECEMBER 10, 2020 BE APPROVED. Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, Adams, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT Ross. The motion carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT
Director Wittmann advised that we are looking good. She advised that there are some items that look high but those are things we pay once a year like databases and periodicals. Everything else is at or where we need to be.

APPROVAL OF CURRENT BILLS
Trustee Magnuson advised that she noticed there were a group of legal fees that included school districts and Lawrence Point. These are legal fees for who litigate on our part for businesses protesting their taxes.
Trustee Magnuson moved, seconded by Trustee Ringelstein, THAT REGULAR PARKWAY CHECKS 28122 THROUGH 28213 TOTALING $171,210.26 FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY; MANUAL PAYMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $12,810.45 FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER; MANUAL CHECKS 28120 THROUGH 28121 TOTALING $156.99 FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER; DECEMBER NET WAGES TOTALING $159,844.18; DECEMBER PAYROLL TAXES IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,259.66; AND DECEMBER IMRF GOV ONE DEBIT IN THE AMOUNT OF $31,071.88. Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, dams, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT Ross. The motion carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Director Wittmann advised that she would like to discuss setting a Committee meeting date. She will send out an email to the Board regarding setting up an Island Within A City Research Committee.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
There was no unfinished Business.

NEW BUSINESS

2021 Exempt Affidavit—
Library Property must be certified annually with the Cook County Assessor to maintain exempt status. Trustee Braun needs to sign the affidavit.

IRS Mileage Rate—
The IRS has changed the approved mileage reimbursement rate to 56 cents per mile effective January 1, 2021. The Library continues to pay the IRS approved mileage reimbursement rate.

Annual Raise— Colleen Malo
Trustee Magnelli moved, seconded by Trustee Ross, THAT COLLEEN MALO’S HOURLY RATE BE INCREASED FROM $12.24 TO $12.55. EFFECTIVE 2/1/2021. Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, Ross, Adams, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT None. The motion carried.

Personnel Changes—
There were no personnel changes.

Any other Business—
No Report.

Friends of the Library Update—
Julie Stam reported that they had a quarterly get together on Wednesday, December 16. There were between ten and a dozen people there. The only real business they discussed was a donation for Litworks. Since they are not getting much income in the executive board will meet to talk about and vote on the donation amount. The rest of the meeting was social.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Director Wittmann’s Librarian report was discussed as items occurred on the agenda. She advised that she completed her first draft of the letter to advocate for library staff to get the Covid-19 vaccine. She asked for input from the management team. She also reached out to Lindsey LaPointe’s office to see if they have any influence on whether or not where the vaccination sites will be and maybe they could advocate for us to have a part in that.

COMMUNICATIONS

Letter to Penny Blubaugh from Thomas W. Burrows.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
No report.

ADJOURNMENT
Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, Ross, Adams, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT None.. The motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 7:44 P.M.

Categories: Board Documents.