Present: Nancy Lewis, presiding; Linda Bosman, Jackie
Burmesch, Sara Filemyr, Howard Hoppe, Robert Nuernberg, Pat Premo,
Sherry Speth, Warren Stumpe, Marilyn Toepel, and Joann Wiesner. Absent:
Carol Baumann, Bill Jens, Sue Karlman, and Bill Niehaus. Also Present: David Weinhold, Director; Connie Acker, TAC Advisor;
Paul Onufrak, Automation Librarian, Connie Meyer and Sue Potter,
Special Needs, Public Relations and Bookmobile; and Paula Siefert,
Recording Secretary designate.
Call to Order: At
4:30 p.m. a quorum was present so Lewis called the meeting to
order. The meeting was posted with both counties according to the
open meeting law.
Introduction of New
Board Member: Lewis introduced Pat Premo. Pat is from the
Village of Cedar Grove and is a board member of the Cedar Grove
Public Library. She fills the one year remaining of the term of
Participating Library Board Member.
Weinhold reported that all three Sheboygan County members
have been reappointed. Ozaukee
County appointments have not been done. Current board members will
continue to serve until appointments have been made.
Approval of Minutes:
Bosman moved, seconded by Wiesner to approve the November 27, 2006
Minutes. Motion carried by voice vote.
Expenditures: Siefert reviewed the current expenditures of
November 28, 2006 to January 29, 2007. Hoppe moved to approve the
expenditures, seconded by Wiesner, motion carried by voice vote.
Trustees received the Financial Statements for the eleven
months ended November 30, 2006. Wiesner moved to approve the
report, seconded by Toepel. Motion carried by voice vote. Trustees
received the Financial Statement for the twelve months ended
December 31, 2006. This report was labeled “Temporary” as the
final December 2006 report will be distributed in February. Toepel
moved to approve this report, seconded by Bosman. Motion carried
by voice vote.
Public Comment and
Advisory Committee: Connie Acker, Director of the Cedar Grove
Public Library, was appointed as the 2007 TAC Representative.
Acker reported on the January 16, 2007
preference survey: Lewis reminded trustees to turn in.
Officers: Nominating Committee of Wiesner and Bosman reported
that the following slate of officers have been chosen: Marilyn
Toepel, President; Sue Karlman, Vice President, and Bill Jens,
Treasurer. Wiesner moved to approve the three names submitted to their
respected offices. Lewis
asked for nominations from the floor three times, being none the
to 2007 Budget and Mileage Reimbursement Rate: Trustees
received the document ESLS Program Budget for 2007, Summary of
Revenue, Expenses by Account and Expenses by Program. Weinhold
reviewed the adjustments. Burmesch moved to approve the
adjustments to the 2007 budget as presented. Wiesner seconded,
motion carried by voice vote.
LSTA Grant 07-226
Extending Services of Libraries to Seniors: Connie Meyer and
Sue Potter were introduced. They are the grant project
administrators. Bosman moved to accept the $17,590 LSTA grant.
Toepel seconded the motion, motion carried by voice vote.
Manitowoc Calumet Library System Resolution: “Resolution
Regarding Exemption of Reimbursement by Counties to Public
Libraries Serving Rural County Residents from Mandated Property
Tax Levy Limits” from the Manitowoc-Calumet Library System Board
of Trustees was received by the board.
“Resolution No.06- Opposing the Exemption of a County
Library Tax From Mandated Property Tax Levy Limitations” from
the Ozaukee County Library Commission was received by the board.
Motion was made by Filemyr to approve the Manitowoc-Calumet
Library System resolution. Motion
failed for the lack of a second.
a. Special Needs - Connie Meyer explained that the 2007
LSTA grant is a continuation of the 2006 LSTA grant. Sue Potter
mentioned that the newsletter, Library Connection, has been
published and posted on the website. They are working on some
announced ESLS is hosting Resources for Kids, Badgerlink Training
for librarians Tuesday, February 13, 2007.
distributed the 2006 Library to Library Lending statistics. He
installed wireless networks at the Kohler Public Library and
Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library. A committee has been formed to
review the funding and costs of the new Horizon software.
reviewed the report from Cataloger, Alison Ross. Kelly Leu has
been hired to fill the Cataloging Librarian/Interloan Librarian
position. Kelly will work 20 hours cataloging and 10 hours doing
received the 2006 delivery statistics and Bookmobile report and
f. Trustees received two summaries of Attorney General
opinions. The first opinion - the public library board to enter
into an employment contract with the public library director. The
second opinion - the disclosure of video surveillance recordings
in the library.
g. Trustees received the biennial report “Wisconsin
Libraries, 2006-2007" from the Council on Library and Network
h. 2007 meeting dates were distributed.
reported on the two Legislative Days: Madison and Cedar Grove.
At 6:00 p.m. Lewis called the meeting adjourned.
Board members thanked Lewis for serving as president.