The regular meeting of the Des Plaines Public Library Board of Trustees, held on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 7pm.
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
January 17, 2012
The regular meeting of the Des Plaines Public Library Board of Trustees was held in
the second floor conference room on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. President George
Magerl called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m.
Roll call indicated the following board members were present: Eugene Fregetto,
Dion Kendrick, George Magerl, Steven Mokry, Susan Moylan Krey, Richard Pope,
Vincent Rangel, Jeff Rozovics, Carol Kidd.
Absent: Jennifer Tsalapatanis.
Also present: Holly Richards Sorensen, Roberta Johnson, Heather Imhoff, Susan
Farid, Jo Bonell, Stephanie Spetter, Alderman Dan Wilson, Adetola Sobitan,
Matthew Rogina, Eileen Pratt.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
CONSIDERATION OF THE AGENDA.
MOTION by Susan Moylan Krey, seconded Steve Mokry, to accept the agenda, as
presented. VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None. MOTION CARRIED.
PUBLIC COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS
CITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE – Alderman Dan Wilson.
Alderman Wilson was in attendance, but did not give a report.
MOTION by Susan Moylan Krey, seconded by Vincent Rangel, to approve the
Consent Agenda, as presented. VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None. MOTION
PRESENTATION – OPEN MEETINGS ACT, ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S
OFFICE – Adetola Sobitan and Matthew Rogina.
Adetola Sobitan, a representative from the Illinois Attorney General’s office, gave a
presentation on the Open Meetings Act.
Steve Mokry left the meeting at 4:30 p.m.
Trustee Fregetto reported on upcoming public meetings (community conversations)
promoting the grant, Engage Des Plaines.
President Magerl asked board members to volunteer to attend ward meetings.
Trustee Kendrick will attend the Ward 3 meeting on February 8, Gene Fregetto will
attend an upcoming Ward 5 meeting and Jeff Rozovics will attend the Ward 8
meeting on February 16.
Trustees Kendrick and Rangel volunteered to be present for a Meet and Greet at the library
on Saturday, February 11 at 1:00 pm.
MOTION by Dion Kendrick, to approve payment of vendor checks in the amount
of $260,323.17, as listed on the vendor checks report and authorize the Library
Director to have transferred the amount required to the library’s operating account.
There was a difference in the vendor checks amount because not all checks were
included in the report sent to the board. A special meeting will be called to
approve checks for invoices received in January and not included in the report
given to the board for January 2012.
MOTION by Dion Kendrick, seconded by Vince Rangel, to approve the payment of
vendor checks in the amount of $193,407.23, as listed on the vendor checks report
of December 2011 and authorize the Library Director to have transferred the
amount required to the library’s operating account. ROLL CALL VOTE: AYES:
Fregetto, Kendrick, Moylan Krey, Magerl, Mokry, Pope, Rangel, Rozovics. NAYS:
None. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Vince Rangel, seconded by Dion Kendrick, to approve payment to 3M in the
amount of $17,128.00. Vote: AYES: All. NAYS: None. MOTION CARRIED.
President Magerl stated that trustees will be asked to complete online training from the
Office of the Attorney General on the Open Meetings Act.
President Magerl asked the board to participate in the Des Plaines Chamber of
Commerce & Industry February “FOOD FIGHT”. Donations can be dropped off at the
library until the end of February.
President Magerl encouraged board members to attend the 22nd Presidents’ Day Library
Legislative Breakfast on Monday, February 20, 2012 at the Arboretum Club in Buffalo
President Magerl stated that there will be an ILA Trustee Forum Workshop on February 4,
2012 at the Oakbrook Marriott.
The board called for a Special meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2012 at 6:00
MOTION by Susan Moylan Krey, seconded by Dion Kendrick, to adjourn the regular
meeting. VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None. MOTION CARRIED.
Meeting adjourned at 5:26 p.m.
Minutes prepared Carol Kidd.