|Library Board members present:|| P. Baskin (chair), J. Cole, M. Jackson, D. Mueller, C. Walsh, L. Wyly.|
|Library staff and other staff:||C. Brown, L. Engberg, D. Cramer, T. Bonner, C. Ahrens, M. White (OBF).|
Motion by Jack Cole to approve the October 8, 1997 meeting minutes; seconded by Carol Walsh; motion passed.
C. BROWN EVALUATION
Marilyn Jackson invited all Board members to attend the meeting scheduled with Jeff Spartz for input on Charles Brown's annual performance evaluation.
David Cramer reported that the County Board approval date for the 1998 budget has been changed to December 10 at 10:00 a.m. Hope to have a good idea of budget plans at the December 3 Library Board meeting.
LIBRARY BOARD FINE POLICY
D. Mueller inquired about the fine rates--why aren't all items listed at 75% of replacement value. L. Engberg explained the reason.
Revenue Recapture Program: D. Cramer reported that HCL is looking into this state program to use for collection of fines.
Library Board consensus is that they would like HCL to charge for closed days; however, Jack Cole is opposed to changing the current fines policy.
*** M. Jackson moved to table the fines policy pending further investigation by staff; D. Mueller seconded; motion passed [J. Cole abstained from voting].
*** Request from Library Board:
REVENUE GENERATION TEAM
C. Brown reported that the Library Board received the memo he sent to staff regarding the new Team. Southdale is currently proceeding with plans to open a coffee shop, hope to have operational by Labor Day 1998. C. Brown will be working on a team charge; hopes work of the new team will be completed by next spring.
COUNTY BOARD BREAKFAST
20-YEAR CAPITAL PLAN
C. Walsh reported on the last meeting and plans for future meetings. T. Bonner will assist with preparation of the final document.
"GETTING THE WORD OUT"
T. Bonner reported on the meeting held prior to the Library Board meeting. "Strategy" from draft sheet and work plans were reviewed. Plans are to meet before each Library Board and Ways & Means Committee meetings.
REVENUE GENERATION POLICY
What can library charge for:
1998 MEETING SCHEDULE
Request was made to change the November 11 (Veteran's Day) Ways & Means Committee meeting to November 18; other date changes were made due to ALA commitments. Schedule will be reviewed and approved at the December 3 Board meeting.
M. Jackson read a letter of apology, a response from MLA regarding the letter the Library Board sent about the annual conference held on Rosh Hashanah.
D. Mueller inquired about the capital project updates list sent to Library Board.
M. Jackson invited Library Board to stop after the training on December 10, 5:00 p.m., at the Sunshine Factory.