Board of Trustees Minutes
Present: Bergman, Bloedow,
Others present: Dawson, Kelly, Lemke, Lenz, Muench, Nitz, Shriver, Wiltzius
President Bergman called the meeting to order at . Chandler moved and Schuessler seconded approval of the December 11, 2002 minutes. The motion passed with Nagler voting “present.” Nagler moved approval of the December, 2002 bill register, de Young seconded. Nagler questioned the Personnel balance; Dawson noted that final amounts would include the wage adjustment. The motion passed.
Dawson distributed copies of the materials budget for 2003 and asked Michael Nitz, Technical Services Supervisor, to explain how money is allocated into the various categories. Nitz explained that 22% of the budget is used to purchase children’s materials; there has been a $12,500 increase in popular materials. Funds available for additional materials due to contractual obligations from OWLS under the Resource Library Contract and Calumet County Contract are expended by OWLS for specific materials and audited with other OWLS expenditures. Standing orders (reference annuals, monographic serials, magazines, newspapers, etc.) present difficulties as their increase in cost significantly exceeds inflation.
Dawson asked the Board to ratify 2003 wage adjustments as approved by City Council, including:
1. Approval for a 3% across the board adjustment for 2003 Library employees.
2. Approval of performance adjustments in accordance with the pay plan and supervisor recommendations
3. Approval for salary adjustments for benefited employees who participate in the health insurance plan in exchange for health insurance changes of:
a. .5% adjustment to base on 2003 rate
b. a $264 lump sum payment
de Young moved approval, Nagler seconded and the motion passed
Dawson discussed Library Legislative Day to be held in Madison on February 4, 2003. He distributed a summary sheet and reviewed the Wisconsin Library Association’s legislative goals, acknowledging that in the tight fiscal climate there is no strong expectation of additional state funds.
Bloedow made the motion to adjourn, de Young seconded. Dawson and Kelly invited the Board members to the computer lab for a demonstration.