VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES – MINUTES
February 27, 2014

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library was held on Thursday, February 27, 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, Whelma Irby, Michael Sarnoff, Josephine Spinelli, Ross Stanger and Christine Schneider. Also present were Library Director Gloria Urban, Administrative Clerk Mary Ann Rada and guest Nancy Steelman.

Move the order of business
At this time, on a motion made by Ms. Irby and seconded by Mr. Stanger, Trustees approved to move the order of business to New Business – Nancy Steelman. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

Nancy Steelman, who is a local noted poet, recited her award winning poem “A Book at Night”. Ms. Steelman presented a poster of her poem to the Trustees to display in the library. Trustees complimented and thanked Ms. Steelman for her gift.

On a motion made by Dr. Sarnoff, seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, Trustees agreed to return to the regular order of business. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

MINUTES of January 23, 2014
Ms. Irby, seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, moved that the minutes of the January 23, 2014 Board of Trustees meeting be accepted. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

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

SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS
The Schedule of Accounts for Payment for February, 2014, in the amount of $21,080.91 ($11,760.32 – other expenses and $9,320.59 – 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, Ms. Irby, Dr. Sarnoff, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mrs. Schneider

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

CORRESPONDENCE
Collaboration Agreement with Hispanic Family Center of South Jersey

A collaboration agreement was received from the Hispanic Family Center of South Jersey. The library will be providing space for a Job Developer to conduct programs and provide job seeking assistance.

Julio D. Fernandez Foundation
There have been correspondences through email between the library and former employee Misael Fernandez. Mr. & Mrs. Fernandez set up a memorial fund after the passing of their unborn son and donated an Early Language Training Center to the library’s Children Department. The Early Language Training Center which is geared for preschoolers includes multiple languages and sign language.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT
A copy of the Library Director’s Report is attached to the original minutes. Ms. Urban added the following:
• Ms. Urban reported the library had to spend an additional $1,900 in elevator repairs to Allied. This was for replacement parts that were not included in the work that Thyssen-Krupp recently performed.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Community Relations Report

Trustees received a Community Relations Report.

Annual Adult Services Department Report
Trustees received an Annual Adult Services Department Report. Trustees thanked the department for creating such an interesting and complete report.

NEW BUSINESS
Nancy Steelman presents a poster of her award winning poem about books

OLD BUSINESS
Roof – City of Vineland request for public bidding

The library received a bid document for the roof repair with an estimate of $440,000 which was prepared by Architect John Pedersen. Advertisement for the bid will go out March 11 and the bid deadline is April 8. The bids will be awarded on May 13.

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 Dr. Sarnoff and seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, 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 Dr. Sarnoff and seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, Trustees agreed to adjourn the meeting at 5:50 p.m. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk