CLERMONT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
APRIL 17, 2023
MIAMI TOWNSHIP BRANCH
Present: Jennifer Doss, Tony Cardinal, Mary Jo Waite, Judith Kocica, Ed Humphrey
Absent: Tricia Lyons, Ernie Ramos
Staff: Chris Wick, Melanie Smithey, Leslie Jacobs, Julie Robinson, Theresa Herron, Lynn Baird, Beth Barker
Ms. Doss called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.
Roll call: Ms. Doss, here; Mr. Cardinal, here; Ms. Waite, here; Ms. Kocica, here; Mr. Humphrey, here
All present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
MARCH 20, 2023 MINUTES:
Motion by Mr. Humphrey, seconded by Mr. Cardinal, to approve the March 20, 2023, board meeting minutes, as corrected. All present were in favor, none opposed. Motion was adopted.
FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:
Ms. Smithey submitted and discussed the March 2023 Financial Report.
Motion by Mr. Cardinal, seconded by Ms. Waite, to approve the March 2023 Financial Reports. All present were in favor, none opposed. Motion was adopted.
Motion by Ms. Waite, seconded by Mr. Humphrey, to approve March 2023 (1) Bills paid. All present were in favor, none opposed. Motion was adopted.
Motion by Ms. Kocica, seconded by Mr. Humphrey, to approve March Bills paid – Anthem. All present were in favor, none opposed. Ms. Doss abstained. Motion was adopted.
Ms. Wick reported more than 52.2% of the eligible children of Clermont County are now enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Clermont County, Ohio. Currently, there are 7,069 children enrolled.
Ms. Wick discussed restoring the “Getting to Know the Library” presentations. Beginning at the May 2023 board meeting, branches and departments will give presentations showing progress and achievements by CCPL staff. The first presentation will be by Ms. Doss about the library board.
Ms. Wick reported the building committee will be meeting Tuesday, April 19, 2023, to discuss additional expenditures required in order to replace lighting being removed along Information Place as part of the 32 Corridor Improvement project. The committee will discuss a counter offer to cover the additional expenditures not included in ODOT’s revised offer.
Ms. Wick presented information about House Bill 1 and House Bill 33 and the possible effects on the PLF, state revenue, and local property tax revenue. Ms. Kocica asked that Representatives Adam Bird and Jeanne Schmidt be invited to attend the next board meeting to report on the state budget.
Motion by Mr. Humphrey, seconded by Ms. Kocica, to approve the donation of two American Girl dolls, clothing, and accessories. All present were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
Ms. Doss presented information regarding the current status and upcoming process of the Fiscal Officer interviews.
Motion by Ms. Kocica, seconded by Mr. Cardinal, to approve Resolution 2023-11: Acceptance of Gifts to the Library. Donations as listed. All present were in favor, none opposed. Motion was adopted.
Motion by Ms. Waite, seconded by Mr. Humphrey, to approve Resolution 2023-12: Disposal of Unneeded or Obsolete Library Inventory. Roll call vote: Ms. Doss, yes; Mr. Cardinal, yes; Ms. Waite, yes; Ms. Kocica, yes; Mr. Humphrey, yes. All present were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
Motion by Mr. Humphrey, seconded by Mr. Cardinal, to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m. All present were in favor, none opposed. Motion was adopted.
Board President Board Secretary