The regular meeting of the Des Plaines Public Library Board of Trustees held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. dppl.org/
Full minutes of this meeting are available at dppl.org/assets/board_docs/Board_Minutes_Compiled_2013.pdf
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
April 16, 2013
I. CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting of the Des Plaines Public Library Board of Trustees was held in
the second floor conference room on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Treasurer Jennifer
Tsalapatanis called the meeting to order at 7:00p.m.
II. ROLL CALL.
Roll call indicated the following board members were present: Eugene Fregetto, Dion
Kendrick, Steve Mokry, Alma Perez, Vince Rangel, Jennifer Tsalapatanis, Carol Kidd.
Absent: Susan Moylan Krey, Richard Pope, Gregory Sarlo.
Also present: Holly Richards Sorensen, Roberta Johnson, Heather Imhoff, Jo Bonell,
Stephanie Spetter, Susan Farid, Brodie Austin, Peter Tsalapatanis, Jim Bailey, Eric Plotkin,
Alderman Dan Wilson.
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
IV. CONSIDERATION OF THE AGENDA
MOTION by Jennifer Tsalapatanis, to approve the agenda.
Trustee Kendrick stated that there was a string of emails between himself and President
Pope during the period of March 24, 2013 through April 3, 2013 when he asked that the
April agenda include Discussion of the Library Cash Position. Trustee Kendrick stated that
this is not on the agenda and he was not given a reason.
MOTION by Dion Kendrick, seconded by Eugene Fregetto, to place on the May 21, 2013
agenda, “Discussion of the Library Cash Position” as an action item.
Trustee Tsalapatanis asked for elaboration on what Trustee Kendrick wanted on the
agenda as an action item.
Trustee Kendrick stated that he wanted to include Discussion of the Library Cash Position
on the agenda, because there was a discussion at the last meeting about the library’s cash
position and he had made a motion to refund the money to the taxpayers and that motion
was ruled invalid, because it was not on the agenda.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION by Jennifer Tsalapatanis, seconded Vince Rangel, to bring
“Discussion of the Library Cash Position” to a future finance committee meeting and have
the Finance Committee report out to the board. ROLL CALL VOTE: AYES: Mokry, Perez,
Rangel, Tsalapatanis. NAYS: Fregetto, Kendrick. MOTION CARRIED.
Trustee Tsalapatanis stated that she would call a Finance Committee meeting.
MOITON by Eugene Fregetto, seconded by Dion Kendrick, that on the agenda the award
notice letter for the Per Capita Grant letter be so noted as an agenda item, instead of being
lost as being classified as correspondence. VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None. MOTION
MOTION by Eugene Fregetto, seconded by Dion Kendrick to list the Treasurer’s Report as
a separate item on the agenda. VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Steve Mokry, seconded by Jennifer Tsalapatanis, to accept the agenda.
VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None. MOTION CARRIED.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS
VI. CITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE – Alderman Dan Wilson.
Trustee Tsalapatanis thanked Alderman Dan Wilson for his support of the library
and city council.
Alderman Wilson thanked the board for their work on the library board.
VII. CONSENT AGENDA
Trustee Kendrick asked to remove from the Consent Agenda:
A. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting – March 19, 2013
B. Acceptance of Financial Reports for March 2013.
C. Acceptance of Reports, C-2. 2013 Circulation by Month
C. Acceptance of Reports, C-7. 2013 Cash Budget Projection
Trustee Fregetto asked to remove from the Consent Agenda:
C. Acceptance of Reports, C.1 March 2013 Statistics Report
C. Acceptance of Reports, C.3 Circulation Statistics 2011 - 2013
C. Acceptance of Reports, C.4 Chart- Computer Use Wired
C. Acceptance of Reports, C-5 Chart- Computer Use Wireless
C. Acceptance of Reports, C-6 Director’s Report on Strategic Goals.
MOTION by Dion Kendrick, seconded by Eugene Fregetto, to approve VII. Consent
Agenda, C. Acceptance of Reports. C.8. 2013 Contracts, as presented. VOTE: AYES: All.
NAYS: None. MOTION CARRIED.
Trustee Kendrick stated that on the March 19, 2013 regular meeting minutes the motion
(page 5) was written as:
“MOTION by Dion Kendrick, seconded by Rich Pope, to expand Trustee Kendrick’s
comments on page 5 regarding his opinion on how to reduce the levy amount to reduce
the fund balance and to change the motion approving the Illinois Public Annual Report to
“to approve Illinois Public Library Annual Report, as modified.” VOTE: AYES: Fregetto,
Kendrick, Moylan Krey, Mokry, Perez, Sarlo. NAYS: None. Abstain: Moylan Krey.
Trustee Kendrick disagrees with the motion wording and asked that the motion be revised
to the following:
Wants the word “opinion” stricken, and referred to the Open Meetings Act training and
Trustee Kendrick read from the training document.