VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES – MINUTES
May 28, 2015

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library was held on Thursday, May 28, 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 5:28 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, Sally Goode, Whelma Irby, Josephine Orlando-Spinelli, and Christine Schneider. Also present were Library Director, Brandi Grosso; Administrative Clerk, Mary Ann Rada; and Head of Adult Services, Holly Rogerson.

WELCOME NEW TRUSTEE, ELIZABETH BERMUDEZ
Christine Schneider welcomed Elizabeth Bermudez as a new member of the Board of Trustees.

MINUTES of April 23, 2015
Ms. Irby, seconded by Mrs. Goode, moved that the minutes of the April 23, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting be accepted. All who attended the meeting passed the motion unanimously.

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

SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS for May, 2015
The Schedule of Accounts of payments for May, 2015, in the amount of $20,320.43 ($11,373.88 – other expenses and $8,946.55– library materials), was authorized for payment by all present on a motion made by Ms. Irby, seconded by Mrs. Goode. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mr. Druziako, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby, Mrs. Spinelli, and Mrs. Schneider

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

CORRESPONDENCE
Ms. Grosso received a letter from Diane Fanucci, Library Media Specialist at A.P. Schalick H.S. Ms. Fanucci congratulated Ms. Grosso on her new position as Director at VPL. Ms. Fanucci also expressed an interest in working part time or as a substitute at the library.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT
A copy of the Library Director’s Report is attached to the original minutes. The following was added:
• The City reseeded the area where the trees were removed.

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Roof – Building Committee Report

Ms. Grosso reported that all work and clean up from the roof project was completed, except for the plaster that was splattered on the side outer wall.

NEW BUSINESS
August 27, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting

Ms. Grosso informed Trustees that she will be unable to attend the August 27, 2015 meeting. Trustees discussed whether to move the meeting to another week or cancel it.

This issue was tabled to a later date.

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

OTHER
Vineland Public School District – Summer Reading Requirements

Helen Cowan Margiotti, Head of the Children’s Department, had concerns about the list that was provided by VPS teachers for the required summer reading. She was concerned that the library would not have the ability to provide the books needed to serve the students.

Mrs. Margiotti has been in contact with Nancy Hollenweger, Supervisor of Language Arts for the Vineland Public Schools. Together, they are making progress resolving some of the concerns.

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

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk