The Board of Trustees of the La Grange Park Public Library
met at 7:00 p.m. in regular session
on Tuesday, February 28, 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 not present.


Introduction of

Jim Enck, Dewberry Architects, Inc.

Norm and Dan Eallorando, Independent Construction Services

Sharlene Bereckis, Library Business Manager


ICS and Dewberry discussed the bids submitted for the
accessibility project. There is one outstanding issue that is holding up the
selection of bidders. The Village is questioning whether the stairway on the
north wall should be made of concrete. They recommend steel stairs. Dewberry
doesn’t agree with this recommendation and is awaiting response from consulting
architect for the Village.

ICS prepared a summary of the bids. They range from $121,083
if concrete stairs approved; $134,583 if steel stairs are required.

Rough estimate of $185,000 for the entire project.


Public Comment



Consent Agenda

Trustee Lee moved to approve the Consent Agenda items and
the motion passed following 7-0 in a roll call vote. Consent agenda included:

  • Regular
    Minutes of January 24, 2012
  • Invoices
    to be Paid for the amount of $47,597.02 for the month of February, 2012


a)  Finance Committee – none

b)  Policy and Personnel Committee -

1)  Report on Committee Meeting held February 21, 2012.

2)  Next meeting: Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm

c)  Library Development Committee -

Report on Committee Meeting held February
15, 2012

i.  Coin vortex – Laurie looked into costs but
there are very                                                       expensive.

ii.  Fund raiser in Fall – trivia night, spelling
bee, mini golf or                                            croquet.

iii.  Empty Bowls – Library to provide information
and some activity at a table on April 26

2)  Next meeting: Tuesday, March 20 at 3pm.



Unfinished Business


New Business

Consideration of bids for accessibility project

The Board discussed increasing the amount that the Executive
Director could approve and decided to wait until Executive Director Conkis was
present to take any action.


Correspondence and Meetings



Trustee Seguin
reported in ILA Trustee Day and handed out materials.


Open Discussion

The Board noted the great attendance at Children’s programs
and extended praise to Children’s Dept Director, Cindy Moriarity.

They also noted that the Young Adult program, Live Angry
Birds, was looked like a lot of fun and complimented Samantha Farruggia on her


Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.


Ann Lee