The Board of Trustees of the La Grange Park Public Library
met at 7:00 p.m. in regular session
on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
Call to Order/Roll
The meeting was called to order by President Foster. Upon
roll call, the following persons were present: Trustees Hurley, Lee, Fagan, Seguin,
Dominguez, Whitman. Executive Director Dixie Conkis was present.
Steve Larson and Nancy Hill, financial advisors, Ehlers
Trustee Whitman moved to approve the Consent Agenda and the
motion passed in a roll call vote 6-0 with one abstention (Trustee Lee
abstained because she was absent last month).
- Minutes of Previous Meetings(s) -
of regular meetings March 27,
- Treasurer’s Report – Invoices to
be paid in the amount of $48,655.32 for the month of April
a) Finance Committee -
b) Policy and Personnel Committee – Tues, May 15
c) Library Development Committee – Discussed
trivia night. Next meeting to be held
on Wed, May 16 at 3:30 pm.
Whitman reported back on volunteer outing to Cantigny
after staff in-service morning session on AED/CPR
training. There are now 18 staff certified.
Director Conkis updated Board on schedule for accessibility project. Phase
I started Friday, April 20. Executive Director Conkis to email a revised
schedule to Board members.
Larson discussed the proposal to retire debt from debt issues. This would
result in a reduction of the tax rate. Specifically, the Board agreed to
take action to abate taxes on 2004 bonds. Trustee Hurley moved to pass
Ordinance No. 187: An Ordinance abating the tax hereto levied for the year
2011 to pay the principal of and interest on $620,000 General Obligation
Refunding Bonds, Series 2004, of the La Grange Park Public Library
District, Cook County, Illinois (see attachment to minutes signed by the
Secretary and Board President which was sent to the Clerk of Cook County.)
The motion assed 7-0 in a roll call vote.
will discuss refinancing other debt issues at next meeting.
agreed that hiring an Administrative Assistant is not necessary. Executive
Director Conkis indicated that she can act as back-up as needed for
Correspondence and Meetings
Several items of note from Quarterly Report:
Dominguez noted Ursula’s display with letters from celebrities for
National Library Week
Fagan praised the very strong attendance at Children’s programs
Director Conkis noted that some of the goals from the strategic plan will
be revised to reflect changing environment
Meeting was adjourned at 9:40