Minutes: May 2022
CLERMONT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 16, 2022
MIAMI TOWNSHIP BRANCH
Present: Tony Cardinal, Jennifer Doss, Mary Jo Waite, Judith Kocica, Tricia Lyons, Ed Humphrey and Ernie Ramos.
Staff: Chris Wick, Maura Gray, Leslie Jacobs, Julie Robinson, Theresa Herron, Lynn Baird, Don Carpenter and Beth Barker.
Guest: Patty Pryor
Mr. Cardinal called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Roll Call: Tony Cardinal, here; Jennifer Doss, here; Mary Jo Waite, here; Ed Humphrey, here; Judith Kocica, here; Ernie Ramos, here.
Tricia Lyons arrived at 6:02 p.m.
Everyone recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
April 18, 2022 MINUTES:
Motion by Mr. Humphrey, seconded by Mr. Ramos, to approve the April 18, 2022 minutes, as amended. All others were in favor. The motion was adopted.
Motion by Ms. Kocica, seconded by Mr. Humphrey, to go into executive session for Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22 (G)(4) for the purpose of reviewing negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employees concerning their compensation or other terms and conditions of employments. Executive session for ORC121.22 (G)(1) to consider the compensation of public employee(s) or official(s). Roll call vote: Mr. Cardinal, yes; Ms. Doss, yes; Ms. Waite, yes; Mr. Humphrey, yes; Ms. Kocica, yes; Ms. Lyons, yes; Mr. Ramos, yes. The motion was adopted at 6:03 p.m. The board returned from executive session at 7:24 p.m.
Motion by Ms. Doss, seconded by Mr. Humphrey, to implement the Board’s last offer with respect for the first-year wage increase of 2.5% raise for all positions identified as part of the bargaining unit effective April 18, 2022, date of impasse. All present were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:
Ms. Gray submitted and discussed the April 2022 Financial Report.
Motion by Mr. Ramos, seconded by Mr. Humphrey, to approve the April 2022 (1) Bills Paid. All present were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
Motion by Ms. Kocica, seconded by Ms. Waite, to approve the April 2022 Anthem Bill paid. Ms. Doss abstained. All others were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
Ms. Wick gave an update about the Clermont County Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, stating over 5,870 children or 43.3% of eligible children are enrolled.
The first session of Purrfect Tails: Read to Cats program at the League for Animal Welfare occurred on Saturday, May 14th and was a great success.
Ms. Wick was contacted by a community partnerships consultant with the Laundry Cares Foundation, which funds special furniture and books to laundromats. The Queen City Laundry in Amelia, which participates with the foundation, will be installing an early literacy station. They are looking to partner with the Library to provide Library information and opportunities for programming.
Ms. Wick stated that the COSI Learning Lunchboxes are back this year and the Library will be receiving 100 kits. Cindy Mahaffey will manage the project.
Ms. Wick presented an example of one of the new School Readiness kits, created as a result of the $10,000 grant awarded by Scripps Howard Foundation to the Library. The new kits will be distributed to branches at the end of May.
Ms. Wick gave an update on the two Milacron MakerBot 3D printers, gifted to the Bethel and Williamsburg branches last year. Emily Wichman and Ben Morehouse have been working on overseeing staff training and preparing programs for the launch to the public which will take place in June.
In regards to the Union Township Branch flooring issue, Ms. Wick stated that the project is moving forward. Various phases will be established to move and stage stacks in order to access the various foundation cracks. Details to come on possible branch closures during construction.
Ms. Wick announced a Summer Reading Display Contest. All branches and departments are encouraged to participate. The Summer Reading program will begin at the beginning of June.
Motion by Ms. Doss, seconded by Ms. Kocica, to approve Resolution 2022-19: Acceptance of Gifts to the Library: Donations as listed. All present were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
Motion by Ms. Waite, seconded by Mr. Humphrey, to approve Resolution 2022-15: Disposal of Unneeded or Obsolete Library Inventory. Roll call vote: Mr. Cardinal, yes; Ms. Doss, yes; Ms. Waite, yes; Mr. Humphrey, yes; Ms. Kocica, yes; Ms. Lyons, yes; Mr. Ramos, yes. All present were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
Motion by Ms. Kocica, seconded by Mr. Humphrey, to approve Resolution 2022-16: Increase Appropriation in the General Fund. All present were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
Motion by Ms. Kocica, seconded by Ms. Doss, to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m. All present were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
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