Library Board Budget & Finance Committee
April 5, 2010
|Library Board Members
Therese VanBlarcom, President
Claudia Kelly, Vice President
John Pacheco, Secretary
Lois Langer Thompson
Attendees: Library Board Committee members: Committee Chair Jill Joseph, Brandi Brown and Kathleen Lamb; Library Board Member Gary Thaden; Staff: Nancy Palmer
Welcome and Approvals
Jill Joseph called the
meeting to order at 4:35 p.m. Ms. Joseph made a motion to amend the agenda,
adding Options for the Future and placed before "Proposed 2010 Committee
meeting dates"; seconded by Brandi Brown.
Ms. Joseph made a motion to approve the agenda as amended; seconded by Ms.
Brown. Motion passed. Ms. Joseph made a motion to approve the
meeting summary of
Capital Budget Update
Ms. Lamb made a motion that the signage at Minneapolis Central be fixed to align with the agreement of the merger documents. Further, that staff be requested to come back to the committee with recommendations on how to fund the changes; seconded by Ms. Joseph. The motion passed. In further discussion, the Committee requested the following:
1. Information on the signage audit which was performed at the Minneapolis Community Libraries;
2. The status of the signage changes going on at those locations;
3. The naming convention intended for use at those locations.
Operating Budget Update
The Library Director, along with the Division
Managers attended the
Options for the Future – Budget & Finance Committee
Ms. Joseph outlined several questions regarding the
future of the Budget & Finance Committee.
Among those questions are the frequency of meetings necessitated by the
current budget environment; the charter of the Budget and Finance Committee and
whether its work is duplicated by the Executive Committee; number of members of
the Committee; and, establishing a process for the succession of leadership for
the committee. After discussion, the
next meeting of the Budget and Finance Committee was set for ,
Ms. Joseph made a motion to adjourn the Library Board Budget & Finance Committee meeting at ; seconded by Ms. Brown. Motion passed.
Approved April 28, 2010