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Minutes of The Montvale Free Public Library


Board of Trustees Meeting


held in the Library on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.





I.          Roll Call


            In Attendance:             Tom Bonnell, Trustee

Tammy King, Trustee (via phone)

                                                Donald Løndahl-Smidt, Trustee

                                                Nancy Racich, Trustee

                                                Vicki Slockbower, Trustee

                                                Darren Petersen, Superintendent of Schools                                                                         
                                                Dick Voorhees, Mayor’s Alternate

                                                Susan Ruttenber, Director




Vicki Slockbower stated that the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act have been satisfied.



II.        Minutes


The Minutes of the April 26, 2018 meeting were approved as presented.



S/Racich                      Carried Unanimously


3 Abstentions



III.       Director’s Report


The May Director’s Report prepared by Ms. Ruttenber is included with the Minutes.


Susan reported that BCCLS is thinking about having their own delivery service at a cost of about $6,000.00 per library.  More information will be forthcoming. 


The on-line credit card payment will be going into effect soon. Patrons will be advised that if a lost item is paid by credit card on-line, there will be no reimbursement if the item is found.


Bernadette Janovic starts June 7th as our new Library Assistant.



Financial Report – May 2018


NJ Cash Management Fund                           $  55,351.41

Reserves                                                         $    2,523.28

Chase Checking                                              $    5,389.44   

Chase Savings                                                 $  47,251.74

April Closing Balance                                     $110,515.87


Encumbered – All Sources                             $  26,681.08


Unencumbered Funds                                     $  83,834.79



            Action on Bills


The board made a motion to approve the mailing of the June Library Newsletters for an amount not to exceed $350.00.



S/Løndahl-Smidt                  Carried Unanimously

Be it resolved by the Board of Trustees of The Montvale Free Public Library the attached May bill list, totaling $8,863.25, is hereby ordered paid.



            S/Løndahl-Smidt                    Carried Unanimously



IV.       Unfinished Business


            Vote on Slate of Officers


            The Board approved the following new slate of board officers.


                        Vicki Slockbower                   President

                        Tom Bonnell                           Vice President

                        Tammy King                           Treasurer

                        Nancy Racich                          Secretary



            S/Voorhees                                          Carried Unanimously




            Closed Session – Director Interview/Discussion on Candidate


The Board made a motion to go into closed session to interview the candidate.

The Board interviewed the candidate applying for the Director position.



S/Bonnell                                            Carried Unanimously



The Board made a motion to end the closed session.



S/Racich                                              Carried Unanimously





V.        Adjournment


The Board made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 P.M.



S/Racich                                             Carried Unanimously




                                                                  Respectfully submitted,




                                                                  Lucille Moutenot       


Minutes of The Montvale Free Public Libray

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