The Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees Island Within A City Committee September 24, 2020
CALL TO ORDER
President Braun, called the meeting to order at 7:02 P.M.
Present Electronically: Ringelstein, Ross, Braun, Magnelli, Magnuson, Parent, Adams.
Absent: Rich Massaro, Dan McPhillips.
Also Present Electronically: Bacarella, Stam. Committee members Stacy Wittmann, Penny Blubaugh, and Dawn Parent.
Declaration by the Board President that a fully in-person meeting is not Practical or Prudent because of COVID.
RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
No visitors were present.
There were no public comments.
ISLAND WITHIN A CITY BOOK COMMITTEE
Director Wittmann sent an email to the author as to what the Committee decided that they wanted and she never responded. Trustee Ringelstein reached out via Facebook and Penny Blubaugh emailed her and called her asking for a response. The author never responded. Director Wittmann reached out to the attorney and he advised that the next step would be to send her a letter. The Committee agreed to send a certified letter and email to the author. Trustee Parent thought Director Wittmann did a great job with the letter. Trustee Ringelstein advised that the author reached out to one of the “save the band” volunteers Patty Mann but she had not reached out to Noreen. Trustee Braun advised that he did not have any faith at this point. Director Wittmann advised that we are essentially her employer and she needed to respond. The Committee agreed that they would like the author to respond by 5 P.M. October 1, 2020. Director Wittmann and Trustee Ringelstein will sign the letter to the author. Director Wittmann advised that if the author did not respond by 5 P.M. October 1, 2020, they would have to cancel the contract and get the research from her. The Committee has an idea as to the material she has. They would need to obtain the interviews also. Penny Blubaugh wanted to know if they decided to cancel the contract what they would do. Director Wittmann advised they would table the project until the pandemic is over. The Committee agreed. The pre orders would then have to be refunded.
Next Meeting Date—
They agreed to schedule a Committee meeting on October 1, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.
Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Ross, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, Adams, and Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT None. The motion carried unanimously. The Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:18 P.M.