Mount Pleasant Public Library: Board of Trustees Meeting

Minutes of the Meeting of September 19, 2019


Trustees & Liaisons present:

Larry Levine, Mary Ann Quinn, Julie Edwards, Dick Malina, James Riina, Marcie Krauss, Laurie Smalley (Town Liaison)


Also present:

John Fearon, Library Director



Emil Muccin, Robert Huerster, Jorge Marmol, David Vinjamuri (Village Liaison),


Administrative: Trustee Krauss called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.


The minutes of the August 19, 2019 Board meeting were approved (with change of name for Luz Blume). Moved by Trustee Levine, seconded by Trustee Edwards, and passed.


No members of the public attended the meeting.


After discussion, it was moved by Trustee Quinn, and seconded by the Trustee Malina, that:

It is hereby resolved that the Town Comptroller be authorized to:

Pay all vouchers reviewed and approved by the Director and the Deputy Town Comptroller for a total of $34,534.02

Pending final approval of Town Comptroller, pay all additional vouchers received and approved by the Library Director for a total of $1,700.71.

201909-01The motion passed


Director’s Report

Director Fearon reported on the continuing issues with WLS’s new ILS (Inter-Library System). A long discussion ensued concerning problems libraries have been having with the system, WLS’s response, and ways libraries might exert pressure to address some of the problems.

The IMA (Inter-Municipal Agreement) is not yet executed. Village trustees will seek a meeting with the mayor to discuss the agreement and to underscore its importance and urgency for the Library.

Director Fearon recommended renewal of contracts for Shredding services, Weather Consulting, and Asbestos Consulting. We will be issuing an RFP for Cleaning Services and for HVAC maintenance.


After discussion, it was moved by Trustee Edwards, and seconded by Trustee Riina that:
It is hereby resolved that Director Fearon is authorized to sign a contract with William Link to serve as facilities consultant in return for a monthly retainer.
201909-02 The motion passed.


After discussion, it was moved by Trustee Riina, and seconded by Trustee Levine that:
It is hereby resolved that the Library is authorized to purchase 9 office chairs at a cost not to exceed $5,000.
200909-03 The motion passed.


Trustee Malina moved for adjournment at 8:36 pm, seconded by Trustee Levine.


Next regular meeting: Thursday, 10/17/2019, at 7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Mary Ann Quinn