Governing Board Meeting, 07/11/13

Date: 
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Minutes: 

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Headquarters Library – Meeting Room A
401 East University Avenue
Gainesville, Florida

The Alachua County Library District Governing Board met in regular session.

PRESENT:             Chair Lee Pinkoson, presiding, Governors Charles S. Chestnut IV, Yvonne Hinson-Rawls, Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson and Leanetta McNealy, Ph. D.

ABSENT:               Vice-Chair Susan Bottcher

ALSO PRESENT:   Library Director Shaney T. Livingston, Assistant County Attorney William Harlan, Assistant Clerk/Finance Director Todd Hutchison, Deputy Clerk Bob Decker

The meeting was not televised.

Chair Pinkoson opened the meeting at 10:44 A.M.

I.       APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AND REGULAR AGENDA

          Governor Hutchinson moved approval of the Consent and Regular Agendas.  The motion carried 5-0.

          (The items on the Consent Agenda are of a routine nature.  The motion to adopt the Consent and Regular Agendas approved all items and recommended actions on the Consent Agenda.)

A.       Warrant List

          Staff Recommended Action: Ratify the Warrant List.

B.       Minutes of Meeting

Staff Recommended Action: Approve the Minutes of the June 13, 2013 Regular Meeting.

C.       Budget Amendment – Personal Services

          Staff Recommended Action: Approve the Budget Amendment.

II.     SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

A.       Welcome and Introduction of New Alachua County Library Staff

          Staff Recommended Action: Welcome new staff.

          Library Director Shaney Livingston introduced Youth Services Manager Erin Tipping.

III.    BOARD OF TRUSTEES

A.       Consideration of Naming Library Facilities

          Library Director Shaney Livingston and Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Sheila Dickison presented the above item.

IV.     UNFINISHED BUSINESS

          (There were no items submitted in this category.)

V.      NEW BUSINESS

A.       Resolution 13-04 Establishing Proposed Millage Rates

Staff Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution 13-04 establishing proposed millage rates for the Library District; adopt 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 as the first Public Hearing date and time and 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 as the second and final Public Hearing date and time; and authorize the Library Director to notify the Property Appraiser of this Resolution and to file the Certification of Taxable Value.

          Library Director Shaney Livingston presented the above item.

          Governor McNealy moved to adopt Resolution 13-04 establishing proposed millage rates for the Library District; adopt 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 as the first Public Hearing date and time and 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 as the second and final Public Hearing date and time; and authorize the Library Director to notify the Property Appraiser of this Resolution and to file the Certification of Taxable Value.  The motion carried 5-0.

B.       Equal Opportunity Annual Report

          Staff Recommended Action: Accept the report as presented.

          Equal Opportunity Manager Jacqueline Chung presented the above item.

          Governor McNealy moved to accept the report as presented.  The motion carried 5-0.

C.       Recruitment Analyses

          Staff Recommended Action: Accept the report as presented.

Equal Opportunity Manager Jacqueline Chung and Library Director Shaney Livingston presented the above item.

          Governor McNealy moved to accept the report as presented.  The motion carried 5-0.

VI.     INFORMATIONAL ITEMS THAT REQUIRE NO ACTION

A.       Monthly Statistical Report Summary (May 2013)

Staff Recommended Action: Informational purposes only – no action required.

Library Director Shaney Livingston presented the above item.

B.       Contract(s) Executed by the Library Director

Staff Recommended Action: Informational purposes only – no action required.

Library Director Shaney Livingston presented the above item.

C.       Library District Press Releases and Publicity

Staff Recommended Action: Informational purposes only – no action required.

Library Director Shaney Livingston presented the above item.

VII.   GOVERNING BOARD COMMENT

          Governor McNealy thanked staff for their work on the Snuggle Up Center and stated that it is a positive place for families to enjoy.

          Governor Hinson-Rawls praised staff for the artwork in the Snuggle Up Center.

          Library Director Shaney Livingston stated that staff hired a local small business to provide the artwork.  She stated that the business has been used by Disney, Universal, and the Smithsonian Institution.

VIII.  CITIZEN COMMENT

          Chair Pinkoson recognized Joanne Auth who presented comments to the Board.

IX.     ADJOURNMENT

          There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 11:22 A.M.

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J. K. Irby, Clerk to the Library

District Governing Board