September 19, 2011 Minutes of the Regular Meeting

ANN ARBOR DISTRICT LIBRARY BOARD
343 S. FIFTH AVENUE, ANN ARBOR, MI
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011

11-137 I. CALL TO ORDER

President Leary called the meeting to order at 6:07 p.m.

11-138 II. ATTENDANCE

Present: Head (arrived 6:20 p.m.), Leary, Kaplan, Murphy, Barney Newman, Rosenthal, Surovell
Absent: None
Staff: Choate, Doll, Nieman, Parker, Wilson (recorder)

11-139 III. RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR LABOR NEGOTIATIONS AND OPINION OF LEGAL COUNSEL

11-140 IV. RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING AT 7:00 PM

President Leary reconvened the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

11-141 V. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
(Item of action)

Secretary Barney Newman, supported by Vice President Rosenthal, moved to approve the agenda.

AYES: Head, Leary, Kaplan, Murphy, Barney Newman, Rosenthal, Surovell
NAYS: None

Motion passed 7-0.

11-142 VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF AUGUST 15, 2011
(Item of action)

Trustee Surovell, supported by Trustee Head, moved to approve the minutes of August 15, 2011.

AYES: Head, Leary, Kaplan, Murphy, Barney Newman, Rosenthal, Surovell
NAYS: None

Motion passed 7-0.

11-143 VII. CITIZENS’ COMMENTS

There were no citizens’ comments.

11-144 VIII. FINANCIAL REPORT

Associate Director Nieman reported August showed unrestricted cash balance just over $12.7 million. Tax receipts just over $7 million, reflecting 63% of the budgeted amount, have been received. The Fund Balance reflects just over $7.8 million.

Four line items are over budget, but will come back into line later in the year.

11-145 IX. APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS
(Item of action)

Trustee Head, supported by Trustee Kaplan, moved to approve the August disbursements.

AYES: Head, Leary, Kaplan, Murphy, Barney Newman, Rosenthal, Surovell
NAYS: None

Motion passed 7-0.

11-146 X. DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Parker reported that the State Librarian has announced that no appeal will be filed in the lawsuit they lost to Herrick District Library. State aid will be distributed in accordance with state aid rules determined by October 1st.

Discussion at the state level regarding the elimination of the personal property tax has begun. If this tax is eliminated and no replacement monies are provided, AADL would lose $637,000 in this year’s budget.

11-147 XI. NEW BUSINESS

11-148 A. VOTE TO MOVE THE SCHEDULED OCTOBER & NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING DATES TO OCTOBER 18, 2011 & NOVEMBER 22, 2011
(Item of action)

Secretary Barney Newman, supported by Vice President Rosenthal, moved to move the scheduled October and November Board meetings to October 18, 2011 and November 22, 2011.

AYES: Head, Leary, Kaplan, Murphy, Barney Newman, Rosenthal, Surovell
NAYS: None

Motion passed 7-0.

11-149 B. VOTE FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION AT THE PROPOSED OCTOBER 18, 2011 REGULAR MEETING FOR LABOR NEGOTIATIONS AND OPINION OF LEGAL COUNSEL
(Item of action)
Roll call vote

Vice President Rosenthal, supported by Trustee Head, moved to hold an Executive Session at the October 18, 2011 regular Board meeting for labor negotiation and opinion of legal counsel.

A roll call vote was taken.

AYES: Head, Leary, Kaplan, Murphy, Barney Newman, Rosenthal, Surovell
NAYS: None

Motion passed 7-0.

11-150 XII. ADJOURNMENT

President Leary adjourned the meeting at 7:20 p.m.