VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES – MINUTES
October 27 2016

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library was held on Thursday, October 27, 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 5:30 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, Josephine Spinelli, Ross Stanger and Victor Druziako. Also present were Brandi Grosso, Library Director and Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk.

MINUTES of September 22, 2016
Mrs. Spinelli, seconded by Mr. Stanger, moved that the minutes of the September 22, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting be accepted. All who attended that meeting passed the motion unanimously.

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

SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS for October, 2016
The Schedule of Accounts for payments for October, 2016, in the amount of $ 39,035.47 ($25,803.69 – other expenses and $ 13,231.78 – library materials) was authorized for payment by all present on a motion made by Mrs. Goode, seconded by Ms. Irby. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

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

CORRESPONDENCE
There was no correspondence.

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.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Community Relations Report

Trustees received Community Relations Reports for September 2016 that was prepared by Library Associate Caroline Blough.

OLD BUSINESS
There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS
Approval of 2017 Calendar of Library Holidays/Closings
On a motion made by Mrs. Spinelli, seconded by Mrs. Bermudez, Trustees approved the 2017 Calendar of Library Holidays and Closings. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

Approval of 2017 Schedule of Board of Trustees Meetings
On a motion made by Mrs. Spinelli, seconded by Mrs. Bermudez, Trustees approved the 2017 schedule of the Board of Trustees meetings. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

Review of Staff Retirement Gift
In 1986, a policy was adopted by former Trustees to contribute $5 per year of service towards a gift to retirees. On a motion made by Mr. Druziako and seconded by Mr. Stanger, Trustees approved to increase the $5 per year of service to retirees to $25 per year of service. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako; ABSTAIN: Mr. Gallo

Opening of CD at Sun Bank
Ms. Grosso informed the Board that two Trustees were needed to go to Sun Bank to open the will take the check to the bank and return the newly opened CD to the Library CD that was being transferred from Century Savings. Mr. Druziako and Mr. Stanger will take the check to the bank and return the newly opened CD to the Library.

Resolution on the Retirement of Barbara Ronchetti
Ms. Grosso read the following resolution, approved and signed by Mr. Druziako and Mr. Stanger, recognizing Barbara Ronchetti on her retirement:

WHEREAS, Barbara Ronchetti has rendered dedicated and conscientious service to the Vineland Public Library over the past 30 years from full-time Sr. Library Assistant to Supervising Library Assistant/Head of Technical Services; and

WHEREAS, Barbara Ronchetti, throughout her career, worked in both the public and technical services sections of the Library and served as Corresponding Secretary for the Friends of the Vineland Public Library.

WHEREAS, Barbara Ronchetti has trained many library staff members and is known and admired for her dedication, work ethic, responsiveness, and supportive management style; and\
WHEREAS, Barbara Ronchetti has been responsible for overseeing the acquisition, cataloging and maintenance of the Library's book, media, and electronic collections; and

WHEREAS, Barbara Ronchetti should take pride in her many contributions, which enhanced the efficient operations of this successful library.

WHEREAS, Barbara Ronchetti has been witness to and played a key role in many changes within the Library, including new technology improvements such as library computer and software systems and online catalogs.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library do hereby congratulate Barbara Ronchetti on her retirement from public service. Our deepest thanks and appreciation are extended to her for an exemplary and dedicated career.

Approval to Hire Tressie Neuber for Student Assistant in the Children’s Department
On a motion made by Mrs. Spinelli, seconded by Mr. Gallo, Trustees approved the hire of Tressie Neuber for Student Assistant in the Children’s Department. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

Approval to promote Melinda Devonshire to Principal Library Assistant in Technical Services
On a motion made by Mrs. Spinelli, seconded by Mrs. Bermudez, Trustees approved the promotion of Mrs. Devonshire to Principal Library Assistant in Technical Services. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mr. Gallo, Mrs. Spinelli, Mr. Stanger and Mr. Druziako

PUBLIC COMMENT
On motion made by Mr. Druziako and seconded by Mr. Gallo, 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. 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
On a motion made by Mr. Druziako, and seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, Trustees moved to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel issues. The minutes from the executive session will be available to the public in 6 months from this day. The motion was passed by unanimous consent.

At this point in the meeting Administrative Clerk Mary Ann Rada left the meeting.

On a motion made by Mr. Druziako, seconded by Mrs. Spinelli, Trustees agreed to come out of Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,
Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk