VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES – MINUTES
June 25, 2015

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library was held on Thursday, June 25, 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 5:34 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 Elizabeth Bermudez, Victor Druziako, Catherine Franzoi, Greg Gallo, 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.

MINUTES of May 28, 2015
Mrs. Spinelli, seconded by Ms. Irby, moved that the minutes of the May 28, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting be accepted. All who attended the meeting passed the motion unanimously.

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

SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS for June, 2015
The Schedule of Accounts of payments for June, 2015, in the amount of $39,577.33 ($32,379.13 – other expenses and $7,198.20 – library materials), was authorized for payment by all present on a motion made by Ms. Irby, seconded by Mrs. Spinelli. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mr. Druziako, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mrs. Schneider

APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF SALARIES AND BENEFITS for month of July, 2015
On a motion made by Mrs. Spinelli, seconded by Ms. Irby, Trustees approved the payment of salaries and benefits for the month of July, 2015. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mr. Druziako, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Spinelli, 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 May that was prepared by Library Associate, Caroline Fricke.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
August 27, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting

On a motion made by Mr. Druziako, seconded by Mr. Stanger, Trustees moved that the August 27, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting be cancelled. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

NEW BUSINESS
Approve amended “Welcome to VPL – Unacceptable Behavior Policy”

On a motion made by Mr. Stanger, seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, Trustees moved to approve the amended “Welcome to VPL – Unacceptable Behavior Policy”, contingent upon the review and approval of Mr. Duffy, Library Attorney. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mr. Druziako, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mrs. Schneider

Approve new “Patron Conduct Policy”
On a motion made by Mr. Stanger, seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, Trustees moved to approve the “Patron Conduct Policy”, contingent upon the review and approval of Mr. Duffy, Library Attorney. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mr. Druziako, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mrs. Schneider

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

OTHER
Mrs. Spinelli asked if there was an update about the reuniting of the Cumberland County libraries. Ms. Grosso informed Trustees that the merger is still under discussion and as of date a cost analysis has not be done.

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

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 6:01 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk