Trustee Meeting 2013.05.18

NWLS Board of Trustees Meeting
May 18, 2013 NWLS Headquarters, Ashland Minutes

1. Call to Order/Roll Call
Tuula Harris called the meeting to order at 10:01 am. Present: Jim Basset (Sawyer County), Jessie Burhans (Douglas County), Buzz Byrne (Burnett County), Clarence Campbell (Ashland County), Dan Gretz (Sawyer County), Tuula Harris (Douglas County), Dee Kittleson (Bayfield County), Jamie Klema (Ashland County), Vivian Markley (Douglas County), Robert Mock (Douglas County), Deb Nordgren (Douglas County), Mary Platner (Vilas County), Laura Rachford (Burnett County), Tom Thompson (Iron County)Jim Trojanowski (Director), Linda Stobbe (Office Manager). Excused: Donna Bergum (Superior Public Library), Bill Bruen (Bayfield County), Jeff Burke (Vilas County), Jim Pearson (Washburn County).

2. Guest Comments None.

3. Approval of the March 16, 2013, NWLS Board Meeting Minutes
Motion by Buzz Byrne, second by Jessie Burhans to approve the March 16, 2013 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes. Motion carried unanimously.

4. Approval of March and April, 2013, NWLS Expenditures
Motion by Laura Rachford, second by Jamie Klema to approve the March and April, 2013 NWLS Expenditures. Motion carried unanimously.

5. Approval of Budget Amendment to include 2013 LSTA Grants
Motion by Laura Rachford, second by Jessie Burhans to approve the budget amendment to add the 2013 LSTA grants. Motion carried unanimously.

6. Approval of April 30, 2013, Financial Statement and Budget Report
Motion by Laura Rachford, second by Mary Platner to approve the April 30, 2013 Financial Statement and Budget Report. Motion carried unanimously.

7. Approval of Member County Appropriation Requests
Motion by Mary Platner, second by Robert Mock to request the same appropriations from each county in 2014 as requested for 2013. Motion carried 13-1 with Jim Bassett opposed.

8. Approval of NWLS Technology Plan
Motion by Dee Kittleson, second by Mary Platner to approve the NWLS Technology Plan. Motion carried unanimously.

9. Director’s Report
Jim asked trustees who hear concerns about NWLS to encourage directors to call him. It is hard to fix a problem if one doesn’t know it exists. Jim passed around a sheet for trustees to use to indicate how they prefer to receive their packets. Jim led discussion of the draft recommendations of the SRLAAW study on system configuration and services. Jim encouraged trustees to share them and to offer comments.

10. Adjourn
Tuula Harris declared the meeting adjourned at 12:01 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Trojanowski