Library Board Meeting ~ October 31 2013

Oshkosh Public Library Board of Trustees
Agenda – October 31, 2013

Library Lower Level Meeting Room, 106 Washington Avenue

Call to Order 4:00 p.m.

Public Comment

Consent Agenda (Action required)
(All items listed under the consent agenda will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a request is made prior to the time the Board votes. Items removed from the consent agenda will be considered under New Business)
     1. Minutes of the regular meeting of September 26, 2013
     2. Minutes of the special meeting of October 8, 2013
     3. Regular funds vouchers payable totaling $ 254,539.14
     4. Capital improvements funds vouchers payable totaling $ 2,400.00
     5. Special funds vouchers payable totaling $ 8,064.11
     6. Calendar of 2014 library closings (Exhibit A.)
     7. Proclamation recognizing the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Friends of the Oshkosh Public Library (Exhibit B.)

New Business
     1. Finance Committee – Appointment of the following persons to serve as the OPL Finance Committee:
Board members: Ken Friedman, Alex Hummel, Kim Molitor
Community members: Tara Wendt, Assistant Finance Director, City of Oshkosh; Mark Arend, Assistant Director, Winnefox Library System
(Action required)

     2. Market adjustment – A 1% market adjustment of the library’s pay plans was approved at the last meeting, covering the period October 6 to December 31, 2013.  My proposal to have the adjustment extend back to January, 2013 was tabled until this meeting. I estimate that the market adjustment will cost the library approximately $5,000 through the end of the year.  Making it retroactive to January will add approximately $50,000 to 2013 personnel expenditures.  In light of the reliance on reserve fund balance to replace revenues in the approved 2014 library budget, I no longer support the retroactive pay increase.  Library employees’ pay equity with other city employees has been achieved – the primary goal of the proposal. (Action at the discretion of the board – no action required)

Information – September 2013 (Action not required)
     3. Revenues
     4. Expenditures
     5. Library highlights
     6. Monthly statistics
     7. Donations
     8. Personnel changes
     9. Library Rules and Enforcement Procedure – This procedure, used as a tool to guide employee interpretation and enforcement of the Library Rules Policy, is included for your information as per earlier request from the board.

Library Director’s Report (Action not required)

Trustee Reports, Comments


Next meeting November 21, 2013, 4:00 p.m.