MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
ELISHA D. SMITH PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEES
February 17, 2011
Call to order at 4:03 p.m. by President Enos
Present: Eisen, Enos, Murray, Werley, Wicihowski, Wisneski
Absent: Brunette, Derouin
Also present: Director Saecker, K. Seefeldt (Administrative Assistant), Cate Brandt (Head of Circulation Services), Kathy Beson (Head of Children’s Services), Joe Bongers (Head of Adult and Technical Services)
Authorization of Bills
Motion to approve minutes from the Library Board meeting of January 20 and the Special Board meeting of February 2, 2011 and accept the minutes from the Ad Hoc Planning Committee meeting of January 26, 2011 by Enos, seconded by Wicihowski, and carried unanimously.
Director’s Report/Information Items
Motion to adjourn into closed executive session pursuant to WI Statute 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of considering promotion, compensation or performance evaluation of employees by Werley, seconded by Wisneski. Motion approved on a roll call vote with all members voting aye.
Cate Brandt, Kathy Beson and Joe Bongers left the meeting at 4:20 p.m.
Motion to adjourn the closed session and reconvene in open session at 4:31 p.m. by Werley, seconded by Wisneski. Motion approved on a roll call vote with all members voting aye.
Brandt, Beson and Bongers returned to the meeting.
Motion to approve offering Paul Nelson the position of interim director at Menasha Public Library within the agreed upon compensation range by Werley, seconded by Murray, and carried unanimously.
Motion to approve use of the City’s mileage rate of 45 cents per mile in 2011 by Eisen, seconded by Wicihowski and carried unanimously.
President Enos noted that the Executive Director Search Committee met on February 16. Members of that committee include Sue Werley, Kathy Wicihowski, Cindy Schaefer-Kemps, Jim Englebert, Bob Stanke, Lynn Tungate and Cate Brandt. It was recommended that the interim director be appointed to serve on the committee as well. At their first meeting, the committee updated the Library Director’s job description. They plan to address the job posting at their next meeting, scheduled for March 2.
Paul Eisen thanked Director Saecker for the significant contributions she made to the library and community in the time she was here with us. Board members wished her well.
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:55 p.m. by Werley, seconded by Wicihowski, and carried unanimously.
Future meeting dates
The next regular board meeting will be held in the Co. E Room on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
Paul Eisen, Secretary
Kris Seefeldt, Recording Secretary