Trustee Meeting 2010.03.20

NWLS Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
March 20, 2010

1.  Call to Order/Roll Call
Tuula Harris called the March 20, 2010 meeting of the NWLS Board of Trustees to order at 12:05 p.m.  Trustees were asked to introduce themselves as part of the Call to Order.

Present: Michael Bobin (Washburn County), Bill Bruen (Bayfield County), Bill Ferris (Washburn County), Dan Gretz (Sawyer County), Tuula Harris (Douglas County), Al Lundquist (Ashland County), Vivian Markley (Superior Public Library), Deb Nordgren (Douglas County), Marcia Wellnitz (Bayfield County), Jim Trojanowski (NWLS Director), Linda Stobbe (NWLS Office Manager).

Excused: Buzz Byrne (Burnett County), Shirley Harrison (Vilas County), Debbie Hohner (Iron County), Karen Livingston (Douglas County), Kathy McCoy (Sawyer County), Mary Platner (Vilas County), Mary Poretti (Burnett County),Tom Thompson (Iron County).

2.  Guest Comments

3.  Approval of the January 16, 2010, NWLS Board Meeting Minutes
Al Lundquist moved to approve the minutes of the January 16, 2010 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes.  Marcia Wellnitz seconded.  Carried unanimously.

4.  Approval of January and February, 2010, NWLS Expenditures
Michael Bobin moved to approve the January and February, 2010 NWLS Expenditures.  Bill Farris seconded.  Carried unanimously.

5.  Approval of Budget Amendment to add 2010 LSTA Grants
Marcia Wellnitz moved to approve the budget amendment.  Michael Bobin seconded.  Carried unanimously.

6.  Approval of February 28, 2010, Financial Statement and Budget Report
Michael Bobin moved to accept the February 28, 2010 Financial Statement and Budget Report.  Bill Farris seconded.  Carried unanimously.

7.  Approval of 2009 Annual Audit
Michael Bobin moved to approve the 2009 audit.  Marcia Wellnitz seconded.  Carried unanimously.

8.  Approval of 2009 NWLS Annual Report
Jim Trojanowski presented the NWLS annual report and discussed data from member library annual reports.  Michael Bobin moved to approve the 2009 NWLS Annual Report.  Marcia Wellnitz seconded.  Carried unanimously.

9. Approval to purchase a Dell OptiPlex 380 computer from the Equipment Fund
Michael Bobin moved to approve purchase of a Dell OptiPlex 380 computer.  Marcia Wellnitz seconded.  Carried unanimously.

10. Approval of Epidemic/Pandemic Plan
Deb Nordgren moved to approve the Epidemic/Pandemic Plan.  Al Lundquist seconded.  Carried unanimously.

11.  Appointment of NWLS County Funding Committee
Jim Trojanowski discussed the committee and proposed a membership for it.  Michael Bobin moved appointment of the committee as proposed and asked for a report by the July, 2010 Board of Trustees meeting.  Jim is to determine other members to replace proposed members who are unable to serve.  Marcia Wellnitz seconded.  Carried unanimously.

12. Discussion of Board Assessment Results
Jim Trojanowski led a discussion of the board assessment.

13. Presentation on and Discussion of History of NWLS Budget
Jim Trojanowski led a presentation on the NWLS budget over the past five years.  The same presentation will be made to library directors and NWLS staff.

14. Director’s Report
Jim Trojanowski provided updates on the following:
•    Minong library
•    Use of GoTo Webinar at NWLS
•    Mercer Director Teresa Schmidt to be a WeLead Protégé

15. Adjourn
Michael Bobin moved to adjourn.  Bill Farris seconded.  Carried unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Trojanowski