HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
338 Main Street
Huntington, New York 11743
Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees
Held April 20, 2021, Via
PRESENT: Trustees: Pat McKenna-Bausch, Ann Scolnick, Ann M. Berger
and Chuck Rosner
Library Director: Joanne Adam
Assistant Library Directors: Kristine Casper and Teresa Schwind
Business Manager: Jennifer Mulvihill
Ms. Hawkins called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.
Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the agenda for the April 20, 2021, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.
Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of March 16, 2021. The vote was unanimous.
A period of public expression was held.
A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #21, March End of Month totaling $325,381.60, is paid. The vote was unanimous.
A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #22, April Disbursements, totaling $230,526.78, is paid. The vote was unanimous.
A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Q1 Medicare Reimbursements, totaling $28,357.98 is paid. The vote was unanimous.
A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #4, April Capital Fund, totaling $6,873.49 is paid.
Business Manager Jennifer Mulvihill was available to answer questions related to her written report and noted that we are preparing for the end of the fiscal year 2020 – 2021 audit report.
A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to accept the April 2021, Personnel Report as presented. The vote was unanimous.
The Budget & Finance committee met earlier in the month with Joanne Adam to discuss and review the draft of the 2021-2022 library operating budget that Joanne is presenting to the Board for approval.
Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper discussed the costs to repair and upgrade restroom water faucets to touchless fixtures at the Main. It was recommended that we only fix those faucets that are broken and leaking at this time.
Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind gave an update to her written report that the Auditorium carpet was installed last week. Work continues on the design of the library’s new website including the addition of a special feature that allows for the text to be spoken aloud for those with low vision.
Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her written report including an update on daily operations and the continuation of virtual programs. Recent current events were discussed reiterating the need for security guards to remain vigilant and the request for diversity training of staff. The Budget Presentation to the Community and Meet the Candidate Night will be held in-person on May 4th in the Auditorium at 6:00 pm. There was a discussion about the upcoming holiday, Juneteenth, and how the library will recognize this new State holiday. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act expired on March 31, 2021. The NY State COVID Sick Leave Law allows provisions for staff members to remain home if sick with COVID-19 and replaces the leave allowed under the previous act.
Joanne Adam reviewed the finer points of the 2021-2022 library operating budget explaining that there will be a zero percent increase in tax appropriation for the second year in a row.
A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the 2021-2022 library operating budget as presented. The vote was unanimous.
Kristine Casper presented the NY State Health Emergency Plan explaining how this State required plan outlines the procedures the library will follow should we experience another pandemic.
A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the NY State Emergency Health Plan as presented. The vote was unanimous.
There was no Correspondence and Communication.
A second period of public expression was held.
At 8:02 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. Berger to adjourn the meeting. At 8:02 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully Submitted: Prepared By:
Pat McKenna-Bausch, Secretary Kristine M. Casper, Assistant Library Director