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

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library was held on Thursday, March 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 5:31 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, Josephine Spinelli, Ross Stanger and Christine Schneider. Also present were Library Director Gloria Urban and Administrative Clerk Mary Ann Rada.

MINUTES of February 27, 2014
Mr. Druziako, seconded by Mr. Stanger, moved that the minutes of the February 27, 2014 Board of Trustees meeting be accepted. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

AMENDED TREASURER’S REPORT for December 2013
On a motion made by Mr. Druziako, seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, Trustees approved the amended Treasurer’s Report for December, 2013. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

Ms. Urban told Trustees the amount paid for professional services was primarily for legal fees for the Neopost lawsuit. Ms. Urban also explained to Trustees that the library does not receive an itemized statement from the city for money deducted from the quarterly check.

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

SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS for March
The Schedule of Accounts for Payment for March, 2014, in the amount of $25,510.66 ($12,318.93 – other expenses and $13,191.73 – 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, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mrs. Schneider

Ms. Urban told Trustees that Electrician Dom Chiovari was hired to install additional outlets in the Bistro and also to repair the flood light for the flag.

There was a $5705.20 discrepancy in the total disbursement amount. This was because of checks issued to Baker and Taylor last year that were lost and had to be voided and reissued.

APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF SALARIES AND BENEFITS for month of April
On a motion made by Ms. Irby, seconded by Mr. Stanger, Trustees approved the payment of salaries and benefits for the month of April. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mr. Druziako, 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. Ms. Urban added the following:

• Ms. Urban reported that four different roofing companies have been out to look at the roof.
• There have been issues with the new healthy snack vending machine not dispensing the product. Ms. Urban has been in contact with the company about the problems. The library does not profit from the machine.
• The City has ordered three “No Smoking” signs for the library. The ban will not be enforced until the signs are posted.
• Mrs. Schneider attended the city budget meeting with Ms. Urban. All departments are being asked to cut up to 3% of their budget. The library’s budget is already at minimum funding.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Community Relations Report
Trustees received a Community Relations Report.

Annual Children’s Department Report
Trustees received an Annual Children’s Department Report which included a summary of events and happenings in 2013. Trustees thanked the department for creating such an interesting and complete report.

NEW BUSINESS
There was no new business.

OLD BUSINESS

PUBLIC COMMENT
On motion made by Ms. Irby 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 Ms. Irby 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 Mr. Druziako and seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, Trustees agreed to adjourn the meeting at 5:55 p.m. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk