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.


Introduction of

Steve Larson and Nancy Hill, financial advisors, Ehlers


Public Comment



Consent Agenda

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) -
    • Minutes
      of regular meetings March 27,


  • Treasurer’s Report – Invoices to
    be paid in the amount of $48,655.32 for the month of April


Committee Reports

a)  Finance Committee -

b)  Policy and Personnel Committee – Tues, May 15
at 7pm

c)  Library Development Committee – Discussed
trivia night. Next meeting to be            held
on Wed, May 16 at 3:30 pm.


Unfinished Business

  • Trustee
    Whitman reported back on volunteer outing to Cantigny
    after staff in-service morning session on AED/CPR
    training. There are now 18 staff certified.
  • Executive
    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.


New Business

  • Steve
    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.
  • Board
    will discuss refinancing other debt issues at next meeting.
  • Board
    agreed that hiring an Administrative Assistant is not necessary. Executive
    Director Conkis indicated that she can act as back-up as needed for
    payroll processing.


Correspondence and Meetings



Several items of note from Quarterly Report:

  • Trustee
    Dominguez noted Ursula’s display with letters from celebrities for
    National Library Week
  • Trustee
    Fagan praised the very strong attendance at Children’s programs
  • Executive
    Director Conkis noted that some of the goals from the strategic plan will
    be revised to reflect changing environment


Open Discussion


Meeting was adjourned at 9:40


Ann Lee