A Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees Budget Committee July 21, 2022.
CALL TO ORDER
The Budget Committee meeting was called to order at 6:37 P.M.
Present: Magnelli, Krebs, Braun, Ross (6:40 P.M).
Also Present Electronically: Parent.
Absent: Ringelstein, Magnuson.
Also Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Blubaugh, Lewis, McPhillips, Stam.
Declaration by the Board President that a fully in-person meeting is not Practical or Prudent because of COVID.
APPOINTMENT OF SECRETARY PRO TEM
Trustee Magnelli moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, TO APPOINT TRUSTEE KREBS AS SECRETARY PRO TEM IN PLACE OF TRUSTEE MAGNUSON. A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnelli, Parent, Krebs, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT Ringelstein, Magnuson, Ross. The motion carried.
Director Wittmann discussed the projected revenues. She reported that she did not have the extension yet from the County. Once it is received she will revise the working budget. The income that she projected is based on what we received last year. She reported that we received more interest last year. The operating income is based on fines and fees, programming, and copier machine income.
The committee discussed the proposed working budget and reviewed the individual line items. Director Wittmann reported that she estimated a bit high in areas due to inflation. She advised that salaries were revised due to the minimum wage going up to $13.00/hour. Page through Librarian salaries will be adjusted up and all other employees will be subject to a 3% merit increase. Group medical did not go up as high as was reported by our insurance pool. We have to budget for everyone who is eligible for insurance, whether they take it or not. Director Wittmann reported that she is accounting for ALA that will be in Chicago next year, this will come out of the conference budget. In service training was bumped up a bit. She hopes to contract with someone to speak at the in service. She reported that there are a number of staff who qualify for tuition reimbursement. There are also more people eligible for professional memberships so she bumped it up a bit. There are a couple of new line items that were added. Device and Streaming access fees which is for Disney plus, Apple tv, hot spots, and Netflix. Virtual Communication Services, which would include Zoom, Pulseway, etc. She renamed Building Maintenance to Building Supplies and Services. She removed the line item for Electronic Materials and Equipment Maintenance. She renamed the Consortium line item to Consortium and Technology Support Fees, which would include Swan and John, and Paul’s fee.
Director Wittmann proposed that the Board approve the FY2023 Salary Schedule. This reflects the $13.00 minimum wage increase.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Ross, THAT THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD MAY 19, 2022 BE APPROVED. A Roll Call vote on the motion was taken and the results are as follows: AYES Magnelli, Magnuson, Ringelstein, Ross, Parent, Krebs, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT None. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Trustee Ross and seconded by Trustee Krebs, to adjourn the Budget Committee Meeting. A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnelli, Ross, Parent, Krebs, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT Ringelstein, Magnuson. The motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 6:56 P.M.