Budget and Long-term Planning Committee meeting summary - August 25, 2021
The public is welcome at all library board meetings
The Library Board Budget and Long-term Planning Committee met Wednesday, August 25, 2021, via Microsoft Teams.
Committee members: Jonathan Gaw, Tim Dolan, and Sam Neisen
Library Board members: Lynn Stetler, Jane Brisset, and Erin Vrieze Daniels
Hennepin County Staff: Chad Helton, Patti Hetrick, and Jeannette Lewis
Welcome and Call to Order
Chair Jonathan Gaw called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m. and welcomed attendees.
Committee members present: Jonathan Gaw, Sam Neisen, and Gordy Aune, Jr.
Approval of Agenda
Sam Neisen made a motion to approve the agenda; seconded by Jonathan Gaw. Motion passed.
Approval of Meeting Summary
Sam Neisen made a motion to approve August 26, 2020, meeting summary: seconded by Jonathan Gaw. Motion passed.
CFO Update of HCL Budget
Patti Hetrick the new CFO to the library provided an update on the 2022 library budget. The update included discussion on current staff levels, building reopens, fines and fees, and 2% budget cuts the in collection, personnel, and IT.
Discussion of Budget Update
The Budget and Long-term Planning Committee discussed the Budget Update.
Discussion of Budget Oversight
Committee members discussed the budget timeline and future oversight. The committee plans to prepare and provide insight into the library’s strategic plan.
Sam Neisen made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:32 p.m.: seconded by Jonathan Gaw.