VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES – MINUTES
September 22, 2016

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Vineland Public Library was held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the Community Event Room of the Library, 1058 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ.

Board of Trustees Vice President Ross Stanger called the meeting to order at 5:32 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, Sally Goode, Whelma Irby and Ross Stanger. Also present were Brandi Grosso, Library Director and Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk.

MINUTES of July 28, 2016
Mrs. Goode, seconded by Ms. Irby, moved that the minutes of the July 28, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting be accepted. All who attended that meeting passed the motion unanimously.

Minutes of Executive Session of July 28, 2016
Ms. Irby, seconded by Mrs. Goode, moved that the minutes of the executive session of July 28, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting be accepted. All who attended that meeting passed the motion unanimously.

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

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

SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS for August, 2016
The Schedule of Accounts for payments for September, 2016, in the amount of $18,532.05 ($12,636.68 – other expenses and $5,895.37 – 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, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby and Mr. Stanger

SCHEDULE OF ACCOUNTS for August, 2016
The Schedule of Accounts for payments for September, 2016, in the amount of $17,929.84 ($11,529.50 – other expenses and $6,400.34 – 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, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby and Mr. Stanger

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

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 July and August 2016, that was prepared by Library Associate Caroline Blough.

Mr. Stanger, on behalf of the Trustees, thanked Library Staff on their service, particularly throughout the hectic summer. They were impressed by the number of new cardholders, number of programs offered, and by the overall service to our community.

OLD BUSINESS
There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS
Century Certificates of Deposit due October 6, 2016

Trustees received a handout, prepared by Melissa Vanes, Assistant Supervisor of Accounts, with a list of banks and their current interest rates. Sun Bank had a much higher interest rate at .75% compared to Century Savings and Newfield National Banks, which were only .30% with 12 months terms.

On a motion made by Mrs. Goode, seconded by Ms. Irby, Trustees approved moving the Certificate of Deposit from Century Savings Bank to Sun National Bank. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby and Mr. Stanger

Approval of Library’s Non-Discrimination Statement
The Library’s Non-Discrimination Statement was reviewed, amended and approved by Library Attorney Edward Duffy.

On a motion made by Ms. Irby, seconded by Mrs. Goode, Trustees approved the library’s Non-Discrimination Statement. The Administrative Clerk called the roll: YEAS: Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Franzoi, Mrs. Goode, Ms. Irby and Mr. Stanger

Approval of after-hours Mini Teen Lock-In Program
On a motion made by Ms. Irby, seconded by Mrs. Goode, Trustees approved the use of the library after-hours for the Teen Lock-In Program on October 14.

PUBLIC COMMENT
On motion made by Ms. Irby 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 Ms. Irby and seconded by Mrs. Goode, 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
On a motion made by Mrs. Goode and seconded by Ms. Irby, the meeting was adjourned at 5:58.


Respectfully submitted,
Mary Ann Rada, Administrative Clerk