NWLS Board of Trustees Meeting
November 8, 2014 Minutes
NWLS Headquarters, Ashland
1. Call to Order/Roll Call
Tuula Harris called the meeting to order at 12:01 p.m.
Present Michael Bobin (Washburn County), Jeff Burke (Vilas County), Buzz Byrne (Burnett County), Clarence Campbell (Ashland County), Tuula Harris (Douglas County), Dee Kittleson (Bayfield County), Sandy Mackie (Washburn County), Robert Mock (Douglas County), Laura Rachford (Burnett County), Tom Thompson (Iron County), Jim Trojanowski (Director), Linda Stobbe (Office Manager).
Excused: Jim Basset (Sawyer County), Donna Bergum (Superior Public Library), Bill Bruen (Bayfield County), Jamie Klema (Ashland County), Vivian Markley (Douglas County), Mary Platner (Vilas County).
2. Guest Comments
3. Approval of the September 20, 2014 NWLS Board Meeting Minutes
Motion by Laura Rachford, second by Buzz Byrne to approve the September 20, 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes. Motion carried.
4. Appointment of nominating committee for 2015 Officers.
Tuula Harris appointed Sandy Mackie, Dee Kittleson, and Tuula Harris to the nominating committee.
5. September and October 2014 NWLS Expenditures
Motion by Laura Rachford, second by Buzz Byrne to approve the September and October, 2014, NWLS expenditures. Motion carried.
6. October, 2014 Financial Statement and Budget Report
Motion by Buzz Byrne, second by Sandy Mackie to approve the October, 2014, NWLS Financial Statement and Budget Report. Motion carried.
7. Approval of Budget Amendment
Laura Rachford moved to approve the Budget Amendment, second by Dee Kittleson. Carried unanimously.
8. Approval of Financial Procedures Handbook
Michael Bobin moved to approve the Financial Procedures Handbook, second by Robert Mock. Carried unanimously.
9. Director’s Report
Jim discussed the COLAND work A Strategic Vision for Library Systems in the 21st Century
10. Closed session as authorized under Wisconsin Statute s.19.85(1)(c) to conduct the performance evaluation of Director Jim Trojanowski
Motion by Michael Bobin, second by Buzz Byrne to go into closed session as authorized under Wisconsin Statute s.19.85(1)(c) to conduct the performance evaluation of Director Jim Trojanowski. On a roll call vote the motion carried unanimously. The meeting was adjourned from closed session.