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Approved at the August 24, 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting

SCLS Board of Trustees
July 27, 2017 12:15 p.m.
SCLS Headquarters

Present:J. Ashford, A. Bhasin, N. Brien, F. Cherney, P. Cox, J. Harrington, J. Healy-Plotkin, N. Long, M. Hokamp, K. Michaelis, M. Nelson, R. Owens, A. Pawlak, R. Seltzer, A. Weier
Also Present: K. Goeden, M. Van Pelt
Excused:H. Bauman, M. Furgal, L. Sipiorski, P. Behling P. Nelson

Call to Order: K. Michaelis, President, called the meeting to order at 12:17p.m. 

  1. Introduction of guests/visitors: W. Zimdars, PCPL
  2. Changes/additions to the agenda: None
  3. Requests to address the board:  Janet Pugh’s mother passed away.  The board will sign a sympathy card.

Minutes:  R. Owens moved approval of the June 22, 2017 minutes.  P. Cox seconded.  Motion carried.

Bills for Payments: 
P. Cox reviewed the bills for payment in the amount of $225,253.76 and moved approval.     M. Nelson seconded.  Motion carried. 

Financial Statements: 
K. Goeden

Trustee Essential #26 The Public Library System Board - K. Michaelis.  Q & A followed.

Committee Reports:

    1. Advocacy:  M. Nelson – At a holding pattern at federal and state levels. The house appropriations committee voted no cuts to IMLS, but they are in recess and the Senate has not started work on it yet.  The support is maintained at the state level. 
      A. Weier inquired about the WI Senate Republicans proposal to delete the state’s 13% funding requirements for systems. 
    1. The Personnel and Budget & Finance Committees members will meet next month prior to the board meeting at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the 2018 budget.  
    1. The Bylaws Committee will meet following the September board meeting.

Action Items: None

SCLS Foundation Report:  M. Van Pelt noted they will meet today to discuss expanding the foundation membership to outside of SCLS boundaries.  An Attorney and CPA have reviewed the current SCLS Foundation documents.

Larry Martin will be the Cornerstone recipient.

System Director's Report:  M. Van Pelt noted the OWLS system posted a director position, so it would appear they are not interested in combining with another system.  M. Van Pelt attended her first COLAND meeting.  She also discussed the PLSR steering committee retreat, which she attended as well.

Discussion Items:  None

Administrative Council (AC) Report:   All Directors met July 20, 2017.  You may view the minutes here:   
The 2018 fees were approved and there was discussion of investigating different ILS vendors. 

Other Business:  

Information Sharing:
A. Weier volunteers her time at the reading buddies program at the Vera Court neighborhood center and was inspired by a very sharp young man who loves to read. 
R. Owens inquired about the Living Book Program.  People in the community who have specific skills and expertise in a particular topic are available in libraries for patrons to “check out”.  It allows a patron to have one on one conversation with someone with specific information on a topic.    

The next board meeting will be held on August 24, 2017

Meeting adjourned at 1:05 p.m. 
Heidi Moe, Recorder