The regular meeting of the Des Plaines Public Library Board of Trustees, held on June 26, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Full minutes of this meeting are available at dppl.org/assets/board_docs/Board_Minutes_Compiled_2012.pdf
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
June 26, 2012
The regular meeting of the Des Plaines Public Library Board of Trustees was held in
the second floor conference room on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. President George
Magerl called the meeting to order at 7:01p.m.
Roll call indicated the following board members were present: Eugene Fregetto, Dion
Kendrick, George Magerl, Steve Mokry, Richard Pope, Jeffery Rozovics, Carol Kidd.
Absent: Susan Moylan Krey, Vincent Rangel, Jennifer Tsalapatanis.
Also present: Roberta Johnson, Susan Farid, Jo Bonell, Heather Imhoff, Gary Valente,
Alderman Dan Wilson, Dr. Gregory Sarlo, Alma Perez.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
CONSIDERATION OF THE AGENDA
MOTION by Eugene Fregetto, seconded by 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.
Trustee Kendrick asked to remove B. Approval of the Minutes of the Finance Committee
Meeting – May 15, 2012 from the Consent Agenda.
Trustee Fregetto asked to remove F. Acceptance of Reports. 1. Director’s Report from the
President Magerl asked to remove C. Approval of the Minutes of the Nominating
Committee Meeting from the Consent Agenda.
MOTION by Dion Kendrick, seconded by Eugene Fregetto, to accept the Consent Agenda,
as modified. VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None. MOTION CARRIED.
Trustee Kendrick asked to amend the Finance Committee minutes to read:
“Trustee Kendrick stated that current projections indicate that at the end of 2012 there will
be a cash balance of $4,500,000 and he feels that approximately $2,000,000 should be
used to reduce the tax levy.”
MOTION by Dion Kendrick, seconded by Rich Pope, to approve the Finance Committee
Meeting minutes, as revised. VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None. MOTION CARRIED.
Trustee Fregetto referred to the May 2012 Statistics Report and commented that database
usage was down and he would like to discuss this at another board meeting, he would like
to see attrition rates for the category “Library Card Ownership”, asked for an explanation
of the Meeting Room Bookings and commented that the director’s report does not reflect
movement on achieving strategic plan goals.
MOTION by Eugene Fregetto, seconded by Dion Kendrick, to recommend rejecting the
Director’s Report. ROLL CALL VOTE: AYES: Fregetto, Kendrick. NAYS: Magerl, Mokry,
Pope, Rozovics. MOTION FAILED.
MOTION by Eugene Fregetto, seconded by Dion Kendrick, to move the discussion of the
Director’s Report to the Management Committee. VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None.
MOTION by Steve Mokry, seconded by Jeff Rozovics, to accept the Director’s Report, as
presented. VOTE: AYES: Magerl, Mokry, Pope, Rozovics. NAYS: Fregetto, Kendrick.
President Magerl asked to remove Rich Pope’s name from the Nominating Committee
meeting minutes. He was not in attendance. President Magerl asked to make the following
change to the minutes:
“President Magerl stated that he would serve as trustee until 12/21/2012, if needed, even
though both his and Jeff Rozovics’ terms will expire on June 30, 2012.”
MOTION by George Magerl, seconded by Jeff Rozovics, to accept the Nominating
Committee meeting minutes, as revised. VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None. MOTION
President Magerl reported that the cost to sponsor a meal for Bessie’s Table would be a
$150.00 donation, but he does not think this is a good place to connect with people who
do not use the library.
The board discussed attendance at the Meet and Greet Program and attendance at Ward
Trustee Fregetto reported on the progress of the UIC Grant Program.
MOTION by Dion Kendrick, seconded by Rich Pope, to approve the payment
of vendor checks in the amount of $291,829.15 as listed on the vendor checks report
of May 2012 and authorize the Assistant Library Director Johnson to have transferred the
amount required to the library’s operating account. ROLL CALL VOTE: AYES: Fregetto,
Kendrick, Magerl, Mokry, Pope, Rozovics. NAYS: None
REPORT OUT FINANCE COMMITTEE ACTION, MAY 15, 2012.
Trustee Kendrick reported that the Finance Committee met on May 15, 2012.
MOTION by Committee, to recommend establishing a policy requiring a maximum
$1,500,000 cash reserve; approximately $1,200,000 of that for operating expenses and
$300,000 for capital expenses. VOTE: AYES: Fregetto, Kendrick, Magerl, Mokry, Pope.
NAYS: Rozovics. MOTION CARRIED.