VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES – MINUTES
February 26, 2015

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library was held on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 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, Sally Goode, Whelma Irby, Josephine Orlando-Spinelli, Ross Stanger, and Christine Schneider. Also present were Library Director, Brandi Grosso; Administrative Clerk, Mary Ann Rada; and Head of Adult Services, Holly Rogerson.

Trustees welcomed new Library Director, Brandi Grosso. They also expressed their appreciation to Holly Rogerson for her superb job during her term as Interim Director.

MINUTES of January 22, 2015
Ms. Irby, seconded by Mr. Druziako, moved that the minutes of the January 22, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting be accepted. All who attended the meeting passed the motion unanimously. Mrs. Franzoi and Mrs. Goode abstained.

TREASURER’S REPORT for January 2015
On a motion made by Ms. Irby, seconded by Mr. Druziako, Trustees approved the Treasurer’s Report for January, 2015. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mr. Druziako, Mrs. Franzoi, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby, Mr. Stanger and Mrs. Schneider

SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS for February 2015
The Schedule of Accounts of payments for February 2015, in the amount of $25,906.93 ($14,667.62 – other expenses and $11,239.31– 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, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby, Mr. Stanger and Mrs. Schneider

APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF SALARIES AND BENEFITS for month of March, 2015
On a motion made by Mrs. Goode, seconded by Ms. Irby, Trustees approved the payment of salaries and benefits for the month of March, 2015. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mr. Druziako, Mrs. Franzoi, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby, Mr. Stanger and Mrs. Schneider

CORRESPONDENCE
There was no correspondence.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT
A copy of the Library Director’s Report is attached to the original minutes.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Community Relations Report

Trustees received a Community Relations Report for January that was prepared by Library Associate, Caroline Fricke.

2014 Adult Services Department Report
Trustees received an Annual Adult Services Department Report.

2014 Children’s Department Annual Report
Trustees received an Annual Children’s Department Report

Trustees complimented and thanked both Department Heads for putting together such thorough reports.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Roof – Building Committee Report

The committee had nothing new to report.

Mrs. Spinelli arrived at this point in the meeting.

NEW BUSINESS
Policy for snow days and other emergency closings
Trustees received a draft of a revised Inclement Weather Policy.

Trustees discussed whether a statement should be added to the policy to include procedures when a “State of Emergency” is declared. They requested Ms. Grosso research levels of “State of Emergencies.”

This issue will be discussed further at the next board meeting.

After-Hours Teen Lock-In Program (Children’s Department)
The Teen Lock-In Program is scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:45 p.m. This year the program will have a Sci-Fi theme.

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

PUBLIC COMMENT
On motion made by Ms. Irby and seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, 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 Mrs. Spinelli, Trustees moved to close the public comment session of the meeting. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

OTHER
Mrs. Spinelli requested a list of grants that are no longer available to the library.

Ms. Grosso attended Director Training on February 18 and 25 at the New Jersey State Library in Trenton. Ms. Grosso is ensuring that the library is in compliance with the New Jersey Library Laws. Trustees recommended she seek advice from Library Attorney, Edward Duffy, if needed.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
There was not a call to go into executive session.

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 6:13 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk