Trustee Meeting 2011.03.19

NWLS Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
March 19, 2011

1.  Call to Order/Roll Call
Deb Nordgren called the March 19, 2011 meeting of the NWLS Board of Trustees to order at 12:00 p.m.  Trustees were asked to introduce themselves as part of the Call to Order.

Present: Jim Basset (Sawyer County), Michael Bobin (Washburn County), Bill Bruen (Bayfield County), Jessie Burhans (Douglas County), Buzz Byrne (Burnett County), Bill FerrisFarris (Washburn County), Dan Gretz (Sawyer County), Shirley Harrison (Vilas County), Debbie Hohner (Iron County), Dee Kittleson (Bayfield County), Jamie Klema (Ashland County), Al Lundquist (Ashland County), Deb Nordgren (Douglas County), Mary Platner (Vilas County), Tom Thompson (Iron County), Jim Trojanowski (NWLS Director), Linda Stobbe (NWLS Office Manager).

Excused: Joel Certa-Werner (Douglas County), Tuula Harris (Douglas County), Vivian Markley (Superior Public Library), Mary Poretti (Burnett County).

2.  Guest Comments

3.  Approval of the January 15, 2011, NWLS Board Meeting Minutes
Al Lundquist moved to approve the minutes of the January 15, 2011 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes.  Bill BruenJessie Burhans seconded.  Carried unanimously.

4.  Approval of January and February, 2011, NWLS Expenditures
Dee Kittleson moved to approve the January and February, 2010 NWLS Expenditures.  Bill Bruen seconded.  Carried unanimously.

5.  Approval of Budget Amendment
Dee Kittleson moved to approve the budget amendment.  Jessie Burhans seconded.  Carried unanimously.

6.  Approval of February 28, 2011, Financial Statement and Budget Report
Buzz Byrne moved to accept the February 28, 2011 Financial Statement and Budget Report.  Mary Platner seconded.  Carried unanimously.

7.  Approval of 2011 Annual Audit
Bill Bruen moved to approve the 2011 audit.  Michael Bobin seconded.  Carried unanimously.

8.  Approval of 2010 NWLS Annual Report
Jessie Burhans moved to approve the 2010 NWLS Annual Report.  Bill Bruen seconded.  Carried unanimously.

9. Approval to purchase computers from the Reserve Fund
Buzz Byrne moved to approve a server and a staff computer as proposed by NWLS staff.  Bill Farris seconded.  Carried unanimously.

10. Presentation on and Discussion of History of NWLS Budget
Jim Trojanowski gave a presentation on the NWLS budget.

11. Director’s Report
Jim Trojanowski provided updates on the following:
•    State budget
•    New director at Superior Public Library
•    His invitation to participate in the state e-book summit
•    A reminder about the April 2 Trustee Workshop

12. Adjourn
Michael Bobin moved to adjourn.  Bill Farris seconded.  Carried unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Trojanowski