Mr. Ted Hess, Sr. Mary Jude Jochum, Mr. Mike Baker, Mr. Charles Monfradi
Members Absent: Miss Sally Carroll
Dottie Thomas, Library Director, Louis Horacek, Assistant Director. Attorney Gary Sacco arrived late in the meeting.
Call to order:
Mr. Hess called the meeting to order at 1:10 P.M
Mr. Monfradi moved that the minutes of the February meeting be approved as distributed. Sr. Mary Jude seconded.
|Sr. Mary Jude||yes|
The Financial Report for February was distributed with the board package.
INVOICES AND WARRANTS
Mr. Baker moved to approve both Financial Reports and approve payment of invoices and warrants; Mr. Monfradi seconded the motion.
|Sr. Mary Jude||yes|
Ms. Thomas distributed a written director's report.
In discussion, Mr. Hess asked her to prepare a description of the current health insurance plan to aid in discussion of changes in coverage.
Mr. Baker asked if it was possible to join with county or city government in offering insurance coverage.
Mr. Monfradi and Mr. Hess asked Ms. Thomas to send a written request for monthly visits and reports as specified in the library's HVAC contract with Johnson Boiler.
Ms. Thomas said that the county had asked about bringing more records to the library's storage area. She said that it would amount to about 10 shelving units. She said the new Clerk of the County Court, Patty Fahey, had inspected the area. Mr. Monfradi said there should be some quid pro quo involved, as it would soon absorb all of the library's storage area. The area should be considered to have a square foot value of some sort. Also, in light of the parking crisis, the library might even have to consider converting this space to a parking area. After inspecting the storage area and the county records currently stored there the board a agreed that Ms Thomas should inform Greg Stewart, County Administrator, that the library does not currently have any more available storage space.
Ms. Thomas said that it had been covered in her Director's Report.
Former Social Security Property
Ms. Thomas distributed the letter from the Department of Education letting the library know that the application for the property had been denied.
The Board discussed options. Members felt coordinating a response with WVNCC would be useful.
Mr. Hess said it would be important to find out how Northwood was intending to use the property. He suggested finding out who was on the Northwood board and attempting to get a copy of their application for the property.
In preparation for her appearance before the Wheeling Zoning Board, Ms. Thomas had prepared a written statement about the library's parking situation. In light of the new development with the Social Security building and property, Mr. Hess asked Ms. Thomas to revise the statement about the library's parking situation in light of the formal announcement, and distribute it to the Board.
Beckett's Quote for Limestone in the Parking Area
Mr. Baker asked if it was an appropriate base for later paving. Mr. Monfradi said it was. Mr. Baker asked if it would have to be regraded before paving or if it would be too high once it was paved. Mr. Monfradi said it was a possibility.
Mr. Baker suggested getting quotes from Klug's, Lash's and Wilson Blacktop for similar work -- making sure that the drainage is being properly handled, as it was in the Beckett quote -- with an option to do paving as funds become available.
The Board agreed to take no action on the Beckett quote.
Wheeling Soup Kitchen
Ms. Thomas said she had gone to the Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals meeting to voice the library board's concerns about the Soup Kitchen's move into the neighborhood without adequate parking. She said that after the meeting the the Soup Kitchen director had phoned her to try to ease her concerns.
At 2:50 Gary Sacco, attorney from McCamic, Sacco & Pizzuti joined the meeting for more discussion of the Social Security property. No further decisions were made.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 PM.