VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES – MINUTES
April 25, 2013
A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library was held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, in the Community Event Room of the Library, 1058 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ.
Board of Trustees President Joanne Gittone called the meeting to order at 5:34 pm. Notice of this meeting had been sent to the Office of the City Clerk, The Daily Journal, The Press, Channel 9 and was posted in the library in accordance with The Sunshine Law. Trustees present were Whelma Irby, Victor Druziako, Ross Stanger, Rosa Mendez and Joanne Gittone. Also present were Library Director Gloria Urban and Administrative Clerk Mary Ann Rada.
MINUTES of March 24, 2013
Move the order of business
Ms. Gittone and Trustees thanked Mrs. Santos for her invaluable time served on the Board of Trustees. Mrs. Santos was presented with two books that will be placed in the Library’s collection in her honor.
Return to regular order of business
TREASURER’S REPORT for March, 2013
SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS
APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF SALARIES AND BENEFITS for May 2013
• Artist Ramon Perez
LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Ms. Urban added the following:
• Library Assistant Chae Reid is resigning effective May 11. The library will be rehiring Shanice Glover who resigned last August to attend college full time. Ms. Glover will be hired as a temporary seasonal employee through the summer. This position will be filled as a permanent part time position at the end of Ms. Glover’s employment.
• At April’s Management Safety Meeting at City Hall, a discussion with the City’s Personnel Director and Business Administrator came up about the Library being their own appointing authority and the need to get approval from the Mayor to hire new employees. It was questioned why the library was seeking approval from the Mayor when the Board of Trustees are the Library’s own appointing authority. It was suggested by the Business Administrator to begin obtaining approval from the Library Board of Trustees instead of the Mayor.
On a motion made by Mr. Druziako, seconded by Mr. Stanger, Trustees approve, in the event the library finds it necessary to hire a new employee for the library, the Library Director be given the authority to act as appointing authority for the Board of Trustees contingent upon approval of the Trustees at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mr. Druziako, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Mendez, Mr. Stanger and Ms. Gittone.
• Ms. Urban will be giving a presentation to the Rotary Club of Vineland at their May meeting. Ms. Gittone would like Ms. Urban to share the Library’s impressive statistics on library material that is checked in and out each month.
Approval to hire Caroline Fricke
On a motion made by Mr. Druziako, seconded by Ms. Irby, Trustees approved the hire of Caroline Fricke for the position of full-time Library Associate. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mr. Druziako, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Mendez, Mr. Stanger and Ms. Gittone.