VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES – MINUTES
May 25, 2017

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library was held on Thursday, May 25, 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 5:33 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, Karen Anne Kreck, Maritza Gonzalez, Sally Goode, Josephine Spinelli, Ross Stanger and Victor Druziako. Also present were Brandi Grosso, Library Director and Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk.

Consent Agenda
On a motion made by Mr. Stanger, seconded by Mrs. Goode, Trustees approved the consent agenda which included the following:
• Minutes of the April 27, 2017 meeting
• Treasurer’s Report for April, 2017
• Schedule of Accounts for May, 2017
• Approval of Salary and Benefits for June, 2017
• Library Director’s Report
• Community Relations Report
The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Ms. Kreck, Ms. Gonzalez, Mrs. Goode, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

CORRESPONDENCE
The following correspondence was received:
• A card from Elizabeth Gordon thanking the library for the Volunteer Luncheon.
• A card and donation to the library from Karol Foss.
• An email from artist Kaaran Caltabiano thanking and complimenting library staff on their kindness and consideration when she locked her keys in the car.
• A card from past Trustee Whelma Irby thanking the Board for their support during her time on the Board and the books that were dedicated to her.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Update on the Window and Parking Lot Projects

There was no update on the parking lot project.

Architect John Pedersen has submitted the “pay to play” paperwork for the Window project. This will be reviewed at the City Council work session on June 6.

Secretary Vacancy
Mrs. Franzio volunteered to take the Secretary position.

NEW BUSINESS
Resolution approving the hire of Connie DiFrancesco

Ms. DiFrancesco has been working part-time as a Library Assistant in the Circulation Department since 2012.
On a motion made by Mr. Stanger and seconded by Ms. Kreck, Trustees resolve to hire Connie DiFrancesco as full-time Library Assistant in the Technical Services Department. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Ms. Kreck, Ms. Gonzalez, Mrs. Goode, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

Resolution approving the hire of Matthew McGill
Mr. McGill has been working part-time as a Student Assistant in the Children’s Department since April, 2016.
On a motion made by Mr. Stanger and seconded by Ms. Kreck, Trustees resolve to hire Matthew McGill as part-time Clerk 1 in the Administration Department. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Ms. Kreck, Ms. Gonzalez, Mrs. Goode, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

Recognition of Dr. Frank DeMaio

Ms. Grosso was unable to contact Dr. DeMaio. This matter will be tabled until the June meeting.

Resolution authorizing Trustees to be bank signers
On a motion made by Mrs. Spinelli, seconded by Mrs. Goode, Trustees resolve to remove Whelma Irby’s and Christine Schneider’s names be removed as check signers for the Vineland Public Library at the Sun National Bank in Vineland, New Jersey and that the following Trustees be added as designated check signers: Elizabeth Bermudez, Victor Druziako, Catherine Franzoi, Sally Goode, Josephine Spinelli and Ross Stanger. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Ms. Kreck, Ms. Gonzalez, Mrs. Goode, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

PUBLIC COMMENT
On motion made by Mr. Stanger and seconded by Ms. Gonzalez, Trustees moved to open the meeting to the public.

Anthony Parisi Sanchez was present during the meeting.

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

OTHER
There was no other business.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
On a motion made by Mrs. Goode and seconded by Mr. Stanger, 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 June 22, 2017. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

On a motion made Mrs. Spinelli, 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 6:07 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,
Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk