VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES – MINUTES
May 26, 2016

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library was held on Thursday, May 26, 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 5:44 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, Ross Stanger and Victor Druziako. Also present were Brandi Grosso, Library Director and Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk.

MINUTES of April 28, 2016
Mr. Stanger, seconded by Mrs. Franzoi, moved that the minutes of the April 28, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting be accepted. All who attended that meeting passed the motion unanimously.

TREASURER’S REPORT for April, 2016
Ms. Grosso commented on a bill on the Treasurer’s Report for Vineland High School 2016 Year Book. The library was hoping that they would be given a yearbook for our reference department for free but has historically purchased a copy for the collection. Mr. Stanger is going to look into obtaining a free copy of the year book. Ms. Grosso will put hold on the payment.

On a motion made by Mr. Stanger seconded by Mrs. Franzoi, Trustees approved the Treasurer’s Report for April, 2016. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

AMENDED TREASURER’S REPORT for December 2015
On a motion made by Mr. Stanger seconded by Mrs. Bermudez, Trustees approved the amended Treasurer’s Report for December, 2015. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS for May, 2016
The Schedule of Accounts for payments for May, 2016, in the amount of $ 17,385.65 ($10,202.10 – other expenses and $7,183.55 – library materials) was authorized for payment by all present on a motion made by Mr. Stanger, seconded by Mrs. Bermudez. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

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

CORRESPONDENCE
Letter from patron Claudia Smith, RN

A letter was received from a patron, Claudia Smith, RN. Ms. Smith expressed her appreciation of Library Associate Caroline Blough, who helped Ms. Smith with the public computers so she could submit her resume.

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:
• Library Foundation Board Member Annemarie Dapelo’s husband passed away.
• Arbria Baldwin, from the Wilmington University Work Study Program will be working in the Circulation Department 15 hours a week during his course.
• Mr. Stanger commended the library staff who participated in Founders Day.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Community Relations Report

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

OLD BUSINESS
NJ Library Trustees Association Membership

This issue was tabled until the next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS
August Board of Trustees Meeting

Ms. Grosso reported she will not be available to attend the August Board meeting.
This will be further discussed at the next meeting.

IBEW Unit-2 Agreement B
This issue was tabled until the next meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENT
On motion made by Mr. Druziako 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 Mr. Druziako, and seconded by Mrs. Bermudez, 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
There was not a call to go into executive session.

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 6:04 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,
Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk