Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

  • Present:
    N. Eggenberger, J. Fausone, T. Hartnett, D. Turner
  • Absent:
    M. Farell, S. Foster
  • Also Present:
    E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(H. Ahmad, L. Golden, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.


E. Davis shared with the board a “thank you” note from the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools for donated furnishings, and an invitation from the Detroit Public Library to attend their 150th Anniversary fundraiser.

Director’s Report

Davis received notice from the Canton Community Foundation that they have secured a $3,500 grant from Yazaki North America to fund materials and supplies for the library’s STEM programming for elementary through middle school aged students. The grant document was put together by children’s librarian Jack Visnaw and programming librarian Nichole Welz.

Davis reminded the board that the Plante Moran auditors will be at the library the week of February 22-26; their usual pre-audit letter has not been received yet but will be forwarded when it is.

Davis reviewed the financial reports for January.

Committee Reports


Unfinished Business & General Orders

Date for Board Strategic Planning Retreat

J. Fausone moved and T. Hartnett supported a motion to set the retreat for Monday, April 11, 2016, at 5:00 PM.

The motion passed unanimously 16/2-11-1

Library Parcel

The township Building Authority will meet February 25. After the library board has reviewed the resulting proposal, they can let the township know if a meeting with the Building Authority is desired.

New Business

Annual Donation Appeal Results

Trustee Fausone expressed his appreciation for receiving the data from both the 2014 and 2015 drives broken out as presented; he suggested that perhaps it would make sense in future to do a mass mailing every four years rather than every three years, as is done currently.

Affordable Care Act, Regulatory Overview

Davis and Business Services Department Head Marian Nicholson reviewed the options for compliance with the Affordable Care Act in the library’s healthcare plan year of 2016-17. Since the library plan runs from August through July, any change from current practice would require them to immediately begin researching alternative plans for the 2017 budget.

J. Fausone moved and T. Hartnett supported a motion to continue to insure the same number of employees as in the plan year 2015-16.

The motion passed unanimously 16/2-11-2

Call to Audience



The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 PM.