Cortland Community Library Board


Place: Cortland Community Library

September 15, 2010

Members present: Maxine Divine, Mary Benson, Martha Carter, Harlan Hawkins, Carol Scidmore, and John Francisco. Absent: Chris Ferguson. Also present: Barb Coward.

Meeting called to order by Maxine Divine at 7:06 p.m.

July 21, 2010 minutes read. Mary Benson made a motion to approve July 21, 2010 minutes. Martha Carter seconded the motion. Voice vote and all in favor. Minutes stand as approved.

August 18, 2010 minutes read. Martha Carter made a motion to approve August 18, 2010 minutes. Mary Benson seconded the motion. Voice vote and all in favor. Minutes stand as approved.

August 2010 treasurer’s report reviewed. John Francisco made a motion to approve the expenditures of $23,036.84 for August. Carol Scidmore seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mary Benson-aye, John Francisco-aye, Harlan Hawkins-aye. Martha Carter-aye, Maxine Divine-aye, and Carol Scidmore-aye.  Motion carried.

The librarian's report for August was presented. Discussion.


Library Planning/Dr. Fred Schlipf - Nothing.

Hearing of Citizens - Chuck Pollak, Geneva, IL

Policies/Per Capita requirements -
Policy for review of closed meeting minutes - Tabled.

Friends of Cortland Library - Have not met.

Book Club - Meeting on Friday. Around 20 people attending. Current book is Labor Day.

Sign -

Fiber Optic Grant/DATA - No word. Waiting for money from Springfield.

Budget Issues - Still money left in the budget.

Summer Reading final report - Good turn out.
Website/Facebook Fan Page - Website is in good shape. Heather is doing a good job with Facebook.

Merger of Library Systems/PALS - Discussion.

ILA Convention September 28…Trustee Day - Funded by private money.


Fall programs - Lap-sit program with Laura - eventually.

Marketing - Nothing.

Election & distribution of trustee petitions
Petitions begin circulating September 21, 2010
Martha Carter, Harlan Hawkins
Petitions due December 13, 2010

Holiday replacement pay? Barb Coward suggests paying staff for hours scheduled to work on each holiday.

Mary Benson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Martha Carter seconded the motion.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:51 p.m.


Submitted by Carol Scidmore