Minutes: September 2022
CLERMONT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
MIAMI TOWNSHIP BRANCH
Present: Tony Cardinal, Jennifer Doss, Mary Jo Waite, Tricia Lyons, and Ed Humphrey.
Absent: Judith Kocica, Ernie Ramos.
Staff: Chris Wick, Maura Gray, Julie Robinson, Theresa Herron, Lynn Baird, and Beth Barker.
Mr. Cardinal called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.
Roll Call: Tony Cardinal, here; Jennifer Doss, here; Mary Jo Waite, here; Ed Humphrey, here.
Everyone recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Tricia Lyons entered at 6:02 p.m.
AUGUST 15, 2022 MINUTES:
Motion by Mr. Humphrey, seconded by Ms. Waite, to approve the August 15, 2022, minutes, as mailed. Ms. Doss abstained; Ms. Lyons abstained. The motion was tabled until next board meeting, October 17, 2022, for lack of a quorum.
FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:
Ms. Gray submitted and discussed the August 2022 Financial Report.
Motion by Ms. Doss, seconded by Ms. Lyons, to approve the August 2022 (1) Bills Paid. All were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
Motion by Mr. Humphrey, seconded by Ms. Waite, to approve the August 2022 (2) Anthem Bill paid. Ms. Doss abstained. All others were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
Ms. Wick gave an update on Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Clermont County Ohio, stating 6,488 children or 47.9% of eligible children are enrolled, as of September 19th.
Ms. Wick stated three articles about the Library have appeared recently in The Clermont Sun.
Ms. Wick wanted to acknowledge Library staff for their hard work in exceeding the mini-circulation challenge in August. Circulation was up in August 2022 over August 2021. Library staff did a great job engaging with the community and in creating attractive displays.
Ms. Wick stated the Information Services Manager position has been posted again and interviews are to begin soon. Ms. Wick explained due to the reduced staff and the amount of workload in the IS Department, the Helpline calls will be shifted to Unique Management in early October, which will expand the Library’s service hours for guests in who need assistance.
Ms. Wick described the Library Stars program, which was first launched at the New Richmond Branch in 2004. The program was created to engage children with the library. The program will expand to all 10 branches this fall.
Ms. Wick presented Strategic Plan Goal Report highlights.
Ms. Wick stated the HR Director has been visiting each branch to discuss the Open-Door Policy with staff.
Motion by Mr. Humphrey, seconded by Ms. Doss, to approve the 2023 Holiday Schedule and the 2023 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule. All present were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
Motion by Ms. Doss, seconded by Ms. Lyons, to approve Resolution 2022-29: 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 2022-30: Disposal of Unneeded or Obsolete Library Inventory. Roll call vote: Mr. Cardinal, yes; Ms. Doss, yes; Ms. Waite, yes; Ms. Lyons, yes; Mr. Humphrey, yes. All present were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
Motion by Ms. Doss, seconded by Ms. Waite, to approve Resolution 2022-31: Increase the Appropriation in the General Fund. All present were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
Motion by Mr. Humphrey, seconded by Ms. Doss, to adjourn the meeting at 6:14 p.m. All present were in favor, none opposed. The motion was adopted.
Board President Board Secretary