VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES – MINUTES
April 24, 2014

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library was held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in the Community Event Room of the Library, 1058 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ.

Board of Trustees President Christine Schneider called the meeting to order at 5:30 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 Victor Druziako, Catherine Franzoi, Whelma Irby, Josephine Spinelli, Ross Stanger and Christine Schneider. Also present were Library Director Gloria Urban and Administrative Clerk Mary Ann Rada.

MINUTES of March 27, 2014
Ms. Irby, seconded by Mr. Stanger, moved that the minutes of the March 27, 2014 Board of Trustees meeting be accepted. The motion was passed unanimously by those who attended that meeting.

TREASURER’S REPORT for March 2014
On a motion made by Ms. Irby, seconded by Mr. Druziako, Trustees approved the Treasurer’s Report for February, 2014. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS for April
The Schedule of Accounts for Payment for April, 2014, in the amount of $22,720.12 ($15,801.16 – other expenses and $6,918.96 – library materials) was authorized for payment by all present on a motion made by Ms. Irby, seconded by Mr. Druziako. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mr. Druziako, Mrs. Franzoi, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mrs. Schneider

APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF SALARIES AND BENEFITS for month of May
On a motion made by Ms. Irby, seconded by Mr. Stanger, Trustees approved the payment of salaries and benefits for the month of May. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mr. Druziako, Mrs. Franzoi, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mrs. Schneider

CORRESPONDENCE
Email from Architect John Pedersen to Fabbri Builders, Inc.
• Mr. Pederesen emailed Fabbri Builders, Inc. to notify them of the approval by City Council for the library roofing contract.
• Mr. Pederesen would like to schedule a “kick off” meeting for the week of May 5th.
• He requested color samples to be provided as soon as possible in order for Trustees to make a selection.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT
A copy of the Library Director’s Report is attached to the original minutes. The following was added:

Ms. Urban shared a brochure on a training event for Trustees presented by the New Jersey State Library. The workshop titled Advocacy & Political Action for Libraries is on Saturday, September 13 in Eatontown, NJ.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Community Relations Report

Trustees received a Community Relations Report.

NEW BUSINESS
Approval for use of the building after hours for a Teen Lock-In program

The Teen Lock-In Program is scheduled for Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:45 p.m. The theme this year is The Unexplained.

On a motion made by Mr. Druziako, seconded by Ms. Irby, Trustees approved the use of the library after hours for a Teen Lock-In program. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

Approval to hire Student Assistant Mylasia Brown
On a motion made by Mr. Stanger, seconded by Ms. Irby, Trustees approved the hiring of part time Student Assistant Mylasia Brown for the Children’s Department. Ms. Brown will be replacing Isis Allen who resigned on March 20, 2014. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

Appoint Building Committee
Mrs. Schneider appointed Mr. Druziako, Mrs. Franzoi and herself to be on the Building Committee.

July 24, 2014 Board of Trustees meeting
There was discussion to cancel the July 24th Board of Trustees meeting due of lack of attendance.

On a motion made by Mrs. Spinelli and seconded by Ms. Irby, Trustees voted to cancel the Board of Trustees meeting for July 24, 2014. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

OLD BUSINESS
There was no old business.

PUBLIC COMMENT
On motion made by Mr. Druziako and seconded by Mr. Stanger, Trustees moved to open the meeting to the public. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

No members of the public were present.

On motion made by Mr. Druziako and seconded by Mr. Stanger, Trustees moved to close the public comment session of the meeting. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
There was not a call to go into Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT
On motion made by Ms. Irby and seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, Trustees agreed to adjourn the meeting at 6:06 p.m. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk