Trustee Meetings

Trustee Meeting 2015.06.20

NWLS Board of Trustees Meeting
June 20, 2015 Minutes
NWLS Headquarters, Ashland

1. Call to Order/Roll Call
Dee Kittleson called the meeting to order at 10:06 am.

Present: Jim Basset (Sawyer County), Donna Bergum (Superior Public Library), Michael Bobin (Washburn County), Buzz Byrne (Burnett County), Clarence Campbell (Ashland County), Connie Cogger (Bayfield County), Dian Delong (Sawyer 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: Jeff Burke (Vilas County), Jamie Klema (Ashland County), Vivian Markley (Douglas County), Patty McDermott (Douglas County), Jan Pierce (Douglas County), Mary Platner (Vilas County).

2. Guest Comments
None.

3. Approval of the May 16, 2015, NWLS Board Meeting Minutes
Motion by Sandy Mackie, second by Laura Rachford to approve the May 16, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes. Motion carried unanimously.

4. Approval of Job Advertisement for Director
Motion by Michael Bobin, second by Laura Rachford to approve job advertisement for a director. Motion carried unanimously.

5. Appointment of Search Committee
Motion by Michael Bobin, second by Robert Mock to appoint Linda Stobbe to the Search Committee. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Laura Rachford, second by Sandy Mackie to appoint Sue Heskin (Director, Superior Public Library) and Julie Zelten (Director, Land O’ Lakes Public Library) to the Search Committee. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Sandy Mackie, second by Robert Mock to appoint Dee Kittleson as Chair of the Search Committee and Donna Bergum and Connie Cogger as members. Carried unanimously.

6. Approval of Salary Range for Director Search
Following discussion, motion by Michael Bobin, second by Laura Rachford to direct Linda Stobbe, Dee Kittleson, Connie Cogger and Donna Bergum to bring a salary range recommendation to the next board meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Kittleson announced that in order to provide enough time to do that, the meeting will be moved back to August 1, 2015, at 10:00 am.

7. Approval to Hire Michael Sheehan as Interim Director
Motion by Michael Bobin, second by Robert Mock to hire Michael Sheehan as Interim Director at the salary paid to the current director effective Monday, July 6, 2015. Motion carried unanimously.

8. Bad River Tribal Library – Compliance with State Statutes
Jim Trojanowski reported that it appears that Bad River is out of compliance with state statutes for membership in a public library system because it does not spend at least $2500 on materials each year. It may also not have a legally constituted board that has exclusive control of the library budget. Jim has sent a letter to the board president, copied to the director, asking for a response.


9. Adjourn
Dee Kittleson declared the meeting adjourned at 11:10 am.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jim Trojanowski