The Board of Trustees of the La Grange Park Public Library
met at 7:00 p.m. in regular session on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.


Call to Order/Roll Call

The meeting was called to order by President Pro-Tem,
Dominguez. Upon roll call, the following persons were present: Trustees Hurley,
Lee, Fagan, and Seguin. President Foster and Trustee Whitman were absent.  Executive Director Dixie Conkis was not


Introduction of Visitor(s)

Cindy Moriarty, Department Head of Children’s Services

Roberta Richter, Business Manager


Public Comment

There was none


Consent Agenda

Trustee Lee moved to
approve the Consent Agenda and the motion passed 5-0 in a roll call vote.


  • Minutes of September 25, 2012 Special
  • Minutes of September 25, 2012 Regular Session
  • Treasurer’s Report – Invoices to be paid
    for the month of October in the amount of $108,832.62


Committee Reports

Finance Committee – scheduled meeting to review draft
tax levy ordinance on November 8 at 7:00 pm.
Draft of Auditor’s report was circulated

Policy and Personnel Committee – meeting scheduled for
November 8 at 7:30 pm.

Library Development Committee –Trustee Fagan has
collected raffle gifts from local business for Trivia Night Fund-raiser. Cindy
Moriarty said she would make sure cleaning staff knows Library will be occupied
that evening.  Library Reference Dept. is
coordinating questions.


Unfinished Business

MWRD compliance work:
Trustee Seguin asked if we are withholding some payments until
certification.  Business Manager Richter
passed around a schedule for remaining work.

Trustee Seguin asked about
difference between Control Engineering and Amber Mechanical.  Control Engineering adjusts the computer
system and Amber completes material work.
He asked if it would be more efficient to have provider for both

There was a question about
whether we split the expenses for consultant Tari Marshall at the recent ILA

Library website – Cindy
Moriarty reported that Gabe Oppenheim sent an email to the staff soliciting
content for secondary pages.  Working
version could be available by next week.
Deadline changed from Nov 5 to Dec 3.
She will ask Gabe to send the link to Board who indicated they were
happy there would be a mobile version of web page as well.


Trustee Hurley moved to
approve the revised Library Card and Loan Policy.  Motion passed.


New Business

Trustee Dominguez moved to schedule meeting on
November 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm for tax cap public hearing and the motion passed.

Trustee Lee moved to cancel the regular meeting of
December 25, 2012 and the motion passed.


Correspondence and Meetings

Library will be represented at the Holiday in the
Park on December 15 with Cindy Moriarty reading stories.  .

Board was reminded that they must complete Open
Meetings Act training by year-end.  Send
confirmation to Roberta Richter.

Trustee Seguin asked that Roberta include a more
detailed update on facilities projects each month.




Open Discussion

discussed 2013 elections.  There are open
spots for two 4-year terms and one 2-year term.
In addition, the Caucus Party has one candidate for a 4-year term.


Trustee Hurley moved to adjourn
at 8:20 pm and the motion passed.



Ann Lee