The Regular Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees March 18, 2021
CALL TO ORDER
President Braun called the meeting to order at 7:31 P.M.
Present Electronically: Ringelstein, Magnuson, Parent, Magnelli, Braun, Ross (7:34 P.M.).
Also Present Electronically: Wittmann, Bacarella, Stam, Lewis, Blubaugh, Tomzik
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.
There were no comments from the public.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson THAT THE MINUTES OF THE ISLAND WITHIN A CITY COMMITTEE HELD FEBRUARY 18, 2021 BE APPROVED. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT Adams, Ross. The motion carried.
Trustee Magnelli moved, seconded by Trustee Ringelstein, THAT THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 18, 2021 BE APPROVED. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT Adams, Ross. The motion carried.
Director Wittmann advised that we are on target with our spending and slightly under spent.
APPROVAL OF CURRENT BILLS
Trustee Magnuson moved, seconded by Trustee Ross, THAT REGULAR PARKWAY CHECKS 28279 THROUGH 28338 TOTALING $81,307.15 FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH; MANUAL PAYMENTS TOTALING $4,748.51 FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY; CHECKS 28065, 28070, 28071, 28073, 28086, 28089, 28093, 28270, 28271 VOID; FEBRUARY NET WAGES TOTALING $108,870.36; FEBRUARY PAYROLL TAXES IN THE AMOUNT OF $44,542.62; AND FEBRUARY IMRF GOV ONE DEBIT IN THE AMOUNT OF $21,283.84. A Roll Call Vote on the Motion was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, Braun, Ross. NAYS None. ABSENT Adams. The motion carried.
Trustee Ringelstein met with Laura Enright and she turned in the thumb drive of the interviews. Director Wittmann will leave it for Brandon to look at before she downloads it.
There was no unfinished Business.
Close Library for Consolidated Election April 6, 2021—
Director Wittmann recommended that we not close for the consolidated election. She reported that the last election went really well and she does not think there will be an issue with this election. Trustee Parent asked if the elevator would be an issue for staff on the day of the election if people voting use the elevator without wearing a mask. Director Wittmann advised that staff could use the stairwells during that time if there is a concern. She advised that The Bio-Cleaning Company would be coming to disinfect the library after the election.
Any Other Business—
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY REPORT
Julie Stam reported on the Friends. She advised that there is a virtual meeting set up for April 21 at 6:00 P.M. Trustee Parent advised that he heard from Dawn that the Library was interested in the Friends having an outdoor book sale. He wanted to know if the library was comfortable in having staff move materials outside and back inside. Director Wittmann advised that staff could do that for the Friends. She said they could do a specific genre book sale. The library has tents that could be set up outside for a book sale. The library could also hold a discard sale if the Friends do not want to do a book sale.
LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Director Wittmann advised that the library reopening was going smoothly. She advised that the first day open a few patrons who came in with no masks did take one and put it on. On occasion, staff had to remind patrons to pull their masks up over their nose and mouth, but for the most part people have been compliant. Director Wittmann advised that the next steps would be to increase the capacity to 60 on April 1 and reopen study rooms, to residents only, on May 1. They may book more outside programs for the summer, but they will continue with virtual programs. The library staff are still not on Cook County’s list for a vaccine. Director Wittmann is working on the Fema grant.
Letter from the United States Department of Commerce thanking the Library for their valuable partnership during the Decennial Census.
Trustee Braun reported that Marvel number 6 by Mitch McConnell is out.
Trustee Parent moved, seconded by Trustee Ringelstein, 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, Braun, Ross. NAYS None. ABSENT Adams. The motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 7:59 P.M.