VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES – MINUTES
March 23, 2017

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library was held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 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 5:38 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 Greg Gallo, Sally Goode, Whelma Irby, Josephine Spinelli and Victor Druziako. Also present were Brandi Grosso, Library Director and Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk.

CONSENT AGENDA
On a motion made by Mr. Druziako, seconded by Mrs. Goode, Trustees approved the consent agenda which included the following:
• Minutes of the February 23, 2017 meeting
• Treasurer’s Report for February, 2017
• Schedule of Accounts for March, 2017
• Approval of Salary and Benefits for April, 2017
• Library Director’s Report
• Community Relations Report
The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mr. Gallo, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Spinelli and Mr. Druziako

CORRESPONDENCE
The following correspondence was received:
• A letter from child patron, Juno expressed he likes the library books and staff.
• An email from a patron complimented a recent display on Women’s Movements.
• A letter from John Garrison from the Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission thanking Ms. Grosso for a tour of the library.
• Several Facebook posts from patrons responded to “Why do you love your library.”

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
There was no unfinished business.

NEW BUSINESS
Motion to approve after hours for a Teen Lock-In Program
On a motion made by Mr. Druziako, seconded by Ms. Irby, Trustees approved the Teen Lock-In program to be held after library hours on May 5th from 6:00 – 9:45 p.m. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

Motion to approve a part-time Library Assistant position
On a motion made by Mr. Druziako, seconded by Ms. Irby, Trustees approved a new part-time Library Assistant position for the Administration Department. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mr. Gallo, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Spinelli and Mr. Druziako

PUBLIC COMMENT
On motion made by Mr. Druziako and seconded by Mrs. Goode, Trustees moved to open the meeting to the public.

No members of the public were present.

On motion made by Mr. Druziako and seconded by Mrs. Goode, Trustees moved to close the meeting to the public.

OTHER
Ms. Grosso notified Trustees:
• Holly Rogerson is considering retiring as of July 1st instead of her initial plan to retire January 1, 2018.
• B & D contacted Ms. Grosso to confirm the price for Dr. DeMaio’s plaque. The font “Bookman” has been chosen. Trustees would like to have a reception for Dr. DeMaio once the plaque is installed.
• At this time, we are waiting for bids to go out for an engineer/architect for the window replacement project.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
On a motion made by Ms. Irby and seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, Trustees resolved to go into executive session to discuss personnel issues and that the minutes of the this executive session will be made public on or around April 27, 2017. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

On a motion made Mr. Druziako, seconded by Mrs. Goode, Trustees agreed to come out of executive session. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,
Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk