VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES – MINUTES
June 23, 2016

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library was held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in the Community Event Room of the Library, 1058 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ.

Board of Trustees President Victor Druziako 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, Local Vineland Channels and was posted in the library in accordance with The Sunshine Law. Trustees present were Elizabeth Bermudez, Catherine Franzoi, Greg Gallo, Sally Goode, Whelma Irby, Josephine Orlando-Spinelli, Ross Stanger and Victor Druziako. Also present were Brandi Grosso, Library Director and Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk.

MINUTES of May 26, 2016
Mrs. Spinelli, seconded by Mrs. Goode, moved that the minutes of the May 26, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting be accepted. All who attended that meeting passed the motion unanimously.

TREASURER’S REPORT for May, 2016
On a motion made by Mrs. Spinelli seconded by Ms. Irby, Trustees approved the Treasurer’s Report for May, 2016. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS for June, 2016
The Schedule of Accounts for payments for June, 2016, in the amount of $ 44,150.09 ($32,798.75 – other expenses and $11,351.34 – library materials) was authorized for payment by all present on a motion made by Mrs. Spinelli, seconded by Mrs. Goode. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF SALARIES AND BENEFITS for month of July, 2016
On a motion made by Mrs. Goode, seconded by Ms. Irby, Trustees approved the payment of salaries and benefits for the month of July, 2016. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

CORRESPONDENCE
There was no correspondence.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Ms. Grosso reviewed the Library Director’s report with Trustees. A copy of the report is attached to the original minutes.
The following was added:
• A staff member recently had a house fire. She will probably be placed in temporary housing for up to a year until her home can be restored. Library staff took a collection to help her out.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Community Relations Report
Trustees received a Community Relations Report for May, 2016, that was prepared by Library Associate Caroline Blough.

OLD BUSINESS
NJ Library Trustees Association Membership

Mr. Druziako stated it would be a good idea to have at least one membership to keep informed of developments.
Anyone who is interested in joining the NJLTA should bring their dues to the July meeting. Ms. Grosso will submit the registration form.

August Board of Trustees Meeting
Ms. Grosso reported she will not be available to attend the August Board meeting.
This issue was tabled until the July meeting.

NEW BUSINESS
Approval of Policy and Procedures for First Floor Public Computers

On a motion made by Ms. Irby, seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, Trustees approved the Policy and Procedures for the First Floor Public Computers. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

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

OTHER
There was no other business.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
On a motion made by Mr. Druziako, and seconded by Ms. Irby, Trustees moved to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel and salary issues. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

At this point in the meeting Administrative Clerk Mary Ann Rada left the meeting.

On a motion made by Mr. Druziako, seconded by Mrs. Goode, Trustees agreed to come out of Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 6:08 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,
Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk