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March 24, 2014 Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

DOLTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES

March 24, 2014

Vice-President Jackson called the regular meeting of the Dolton Public Library District to order at 7pm.  Response to roll call was as follows:

            Aye:    Trustees Johnson, Bendell, Gray, Jackson, Brown and Robinson.

            Also present:   Administrative Librarian Allison Heard and Attorney Angelo Vitiritti.

Vice-President Jackson reminded the Board that President John Hearon resigned at the last meeting but we did not accept his resignation and tonight Mr. Hearon is present and wants to rescind his resignation.  A motion was made to amend the agenda to move communications to the third position.

Motion made and seconded to move communications to the third position.

Roll Call Vote:

            Aye:    Trustees Johnson, Bendell, Gray, Jackson, Brown and Robinson.

Motion Carried.

Communications, Petitions, Resolutions and Ordinances:

At February’s Board meeting President Hearon resigned and it is now Vice-President Jackson’s understanding that he wishes to rescind his resignation.  Do we need to make a motion on this was the question.  According to Counsel the Board did not accept his resignation so he can resume his position.

The motion was made to move executive session to the fourth position.

Motion made and seconded to move executive session to the fourth position.

Roll Call Vote:

            Aye:    Trustees Hearon, Johnson, Bendell, Gray, Jackson, Brown and Robinson.

Motion Carried.

A motion was made to go into executive session and all guests were asked to leave.

Motion made and seconded to go into executive session.

Roll Call Vote:

            Aye:    Trustees Hearon, Johnson, Bendell, Gray, Jackson, Brown and Robinson.

Motion Carried.

Motion made and seconded to go back into the regular session.

Roll Call Vote:

            Aye:    Trustees Hearon, Johnson, Bendell, Gray, Jackson, Brown and Robinson.

Motion Carried.

Roll Call:

Aye:    Trustees Hearon, Johnson, Bendell, Gray, Jackson, Brown and Robinson.

            Also present:   Administrative Librarian Allison Heard and Attorney Angelo Vitiritti.

At this time the Board has made the decision to terminate Administrative Librarian Allison Heard and a motion needs to be made.

Motion made and seconded to terminate Administrative Librarian Allison Heard.

Roll Call Vote:

            Aye:                Trustees Hearon, Johnson, Jackson, Brown and Robinson.

            Abstained:      Trustees Bendell and Gray.

Motion Carried.

Ms. Heard was asked to turn in her keys and any pass codes she has.  Two Trustees will escort her to the administrative office to get her purse and then leave the building.  Quality Alarm will be notified to change all pass codes.    President Hearon asked for a ten minute recess.

A motion was made to go into executive session to discuss the hiring of Jay Kalman as temporary Administrative Librarian.

Motion made and seconded to go into executive session to discuss the hiring of Jay Kalman as the temporary Administrative Librarian.

Roll Call Vote:

            Aye:    Trustees Hearon, Johnson, Bendell, Gray, Jackson, Brown and Robinson.

Motion Carried.

Motion made and seconded to move to New Business.

Roll Call Vote:

            Aye:    Trustees Hearon, Johnson, Bendell, Gray, Jackson, Brown and Robinson.

Motion Carried.

New Business:

There was a discussion of hiring a temporary Librarian and the motion was made to hire Jay Kalman as temporary Administrative Librarian at the salary of $35,000.00 for six months and when the position is posted he can apply for it full time at the salary of $70,000.00.

Motion made and seconded to hire Jay Kalman as the temporary Administrative Librarian at the salary of $35,000.00 for six months.

Roll Call Vote:

            Aye:    Trustees Hearon, Johnson, Bendell, Gray, Jackson, Brown and Robinson.

Motion Carried.

It was asked if a motion should be made to hire an architect for the Library’s renovation project.  Counsel said he made some changes to the contract and we are waiting for their attorney to look it over.  They knew there was a Board meeting tonight and I haven’t heard back from them.

Approval of Minutes:

President Hearon asked for a motion to approve February 24, 2014 minutes.  Trustee Bendell said that she called in prior to the meeting to say she was ill and could not attend and the minutes needed to be amended.

Motion made and seconded to approve the February 24, 2014 minutes as amended.

Roll Call Vote:

            Aye:    Trustees Hearon, Johnson, Bendell, Gray, Jackson, Brown and Robinson.

Motion Carried.

Introduction of Visitors:       None

Approval of Bills and Review of Financial Statements:

Treasurer Robinson read a list of bills that totaled $58,093.10.

Motion made and seconded to approve the February 24, 2014 bills.

Roll Call Vote:

            Aye:    Trustees Hearon, Johnson, Bendell, Gray, Jackson, Brown and Robinson.

Motion Carried.

Reports of Committees and Officers:                      None

Library Director’s Report:  President Hearon asked Trustees to read the report.

A motion was made and seconded that the meeting be adjourned.

Roll Call Vote:

            Aye:    Trustees Hearon, Johnson, Bendell, Gray, Jackson, Brown and Robinson.

Motion Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45pm.