Warren-Newport Public Library District Lake County, Illinois Board of Trustees Jo Beckwith, President Robert H. Diehl, Sr. Tom Colwell, Vice President George Kotsinis Andrea Farr Capizzi, Treasurer Sue Niemi Nancy Sheldon, Secretary Regular Board Meeting Thursday, March 16, 2017 McCullough Room Call to Order, Roll Call, and Determination of Quorum President Beckwith called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. Trustees present: Beckwith, Farr Capizzi, Kotsinis, Niemi, and Sheldon Trustees absent: Colwell, Diehl Also present: Executive Director Ryan Livergood, Recording Secretary Celia Ornelas, Anne Linsdau, Bonnie Sutton, Jan Marsh, and Noreen Reese. Pledge of Allegiance President Beckwith led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. Reading of Mission Statement President Beckwith read the Mission Statement aloud. Safety Instructions Executive Director Livergood gave safety instructions. Consent Agenda a. Secretary’s Report. Approval of minutes: Regular meeting of February 21, 2017. b. Monthly Financial Report for January 2017. c. Approval of payrolls for February 2017. d. Approval of bills payable for March 2017. e. Patron suggestions from February 2017. f. Approval of Board policies: i. 2020 Expandable Trust Fund ii. 3001 Access to Materials Warren-Newport Public Library District Board of Trustees—Minutes of Regular Meeting March 16, 2017– Page 1 Secretary Sheldon removed item a. from the Consent Agenda. Treasurer Farr Capizzi moved and President Beckwith seconded to accept items b. through f. of the Consent Agenda. The motion carried on a voice vote. Absent: Diehl, Colwell Items(s) removed from Consent Agenda Secretary Sheldon moved and Treasurer Farr Capizzi seconded to table the minutes of February 21, 2017, meeting until the April meeting. The motion carried on a voice vote. Absent: Diehl, Colwell President’s Report President Beckwith presented a written report in the packet. President Beckwith recently noticed that the Bookmobile is in her neighborhood on Saturdays. Reports of Other Trustees Trustee Kotsinis and his family participated in Family Reading Night. It was a very excellent event. Trustee Kotsinis liked the cooperation of various intergovernmental agencies with the Library. Treasurer Farr Capizzi noticed a license plate on a white car with the initials L-I-B-R-A-R-Y on her way to the meeting. Correspondence, Communications, and Public Comments a. Written: i. Memoranda from legal counsel. None. b. Public comments. None Executive Director’s Report for March 2017, to Include Strategic Plan Progress Report Executive Director Livergood presented a written report in the packet. Executive Director Livergood gave an oral progress report on the Strategic Plan. Executive Director Livergood mentioned that the annual Staff Development Day will be on safety and security. A closure is recommended for the second Friday in September. More complete information will be provided as plans are made. Approval of the closure date will be on a future agenda. Warren-Newport Public Library District Board of Trustees—Minutes of Regular Meeting March 16, 2017– Page 2 Committee and Advisory Group Reports a. Committee of the Whole – Meeting of March 7, 2017 i. General. ii. Finance. iii. Policy. Report was updated. New Business a. Resolution 2016/2017-4: Resolution to Support the Welcoming and Inclusive Community Pledge. Trustee Kotsinis moved and Treasurer Farr Capizzi seconded that Resolution 2016/2017-4: Resolution to Support the Welcoming and Inclusive Community Pledge be approved. The motion carried on a roll call vote as follows: Ayes: Farr Capizzi, Kotsinis, Beckwith Nays: Niemi, Sheldon Absent: Diehl, Colwell b. Other potentially actionable items: Agenda items for April 2017 regular meeting. i. Other. None. Public Forum. None Announcements a. By the chair: i. Communications to the public. None. ii. Upcoming calendar 1. Next Regular board meeting: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m. 2. Next Committee of the Whole: Monday, April 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m. b. By other Trustees or Executive Director. None. Adjournment Trustee Niemi moved and Treasurer Farr Capizzi seconded that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried on a voice vote. President Beckwith adjourned the meeting at 7:24 p.m. Warren-Newport Public Library District Board of Trustees—Minutes of Regular Meeting March 16, 2017– Page 3 Nancy Sheldon, Secretary Approved: April 18, 2017 Celia Ornelas, Recording Secretary Warren-Newport Public Library District Board of Trustees—Minutes of Regular Meeting March 16, 2017– Page 4