Cordova District Library

Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Of the Board of Trustees

June 10, 2014



The meeting was called to order at 4:30 pm by Merredith Peterson, President.   Some board members may be attending electronically.  Trustees in attendance:  Debra Deines, Debra Hart, Gene Krukow, Byron Kurkowski, Merredith Peterson, and Bruce Wood. Absent: Karen Lonergan,

Sue Hebel/Library Director and Cheryl Lennox/Head Librarian were in attendance. 


Bill Stoermer gave a presentation on the Exelon Nuclear Plant.  The Cordova Facility was opened in 1973.  There have been concerns that the plant is closing.  Mr. Stoermerís presentation informed the Library Trustees about the importance of this plant and that the current license goes until 2032 and they do plan to operate to the end of their license.


John Haan was on the agenda to discuss the sidewalk repair issue.  He did not attend the meeting.


The minutes from the previous meeting were presented.  Deb Deines made a motion to accept the minutes as read and was seconded by Debra Hart.  Motion carried.   

The approval of the May 13, 2014 Closed Session Minutes was tabled until the July Board Meeting.






TREASURERíS REPORT:  Byron Kurkowski presented the financials for the month.  Deb Deines made a motion to accept the Treasurerís report and pay the bills.  Gene Krukow seconded.  Motion carried.


            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the payments made by the District, under the signatures of the President, Treasurer, or Director, as detailed in the Financial Report presented and approved as necessary to meet the obligations of the District in timely manner.


DIRECTORíS REPORT:   Sue Hebel reported:

         Sue will be off work on Friday, June 13, 2014

         Tristan Dalaska will teach a CPR and First Aid Training to the library staff on July 24, 2014. Fire extinguisher training will be scheduled for the same day.  A motion to close the Cordova Library for an in-service day on July 24, 2014 was made by Deb Deines and seconded by Byron Kurkowski.  Motion carried.

         The September Board Meeting date needs to be changed due to scheduling conflict.

         Sue attended the RAILS meeting. The 2015 Strategic Plan includes:

o    Resource Sharing / Book delivery is to be outsourced

o    Access to information / unserved areas

o    Member engagement / more meetings are to be scheduled


LIBRARIANíS REPORT:   Cheryl Lennox reported:

         The statistics for May 2014 were discussed

         The July calendar was distributed and discussed

         64 kids have signed up for the summer reading program.  There are 45 active participants and 4 kids have already finished the reading requirements.

         124 participated in Paint the road

         Home Extension used the Mason Room to sew bags for the September Stand Down event for homeless veterans. They will continue this project in July.

         Friends are taking the library staff out to lunch on June 17th to Krumpets in Fulton

         Cordova Community Day is June 28, 2014 at the Civic Center and park.  The library will participate in the parade and supply a craft for adults.

         The Bike Safety class has been postponed until fall.





After being presented by Byron  Kurkowski, a motion was made by Deb Deines and seconded by Byron Kurkowski  to accept the Working Budget for fiscal year 2014-2015.  Motion carried.  Roll call vote:

Byron Kurkowski           Yes

Bruce Wood                  Yes

Gene Krukow                Yes

Debra Hart                    Yes

Debra Deines                Yes

Merredith Peterson        Yes


Financial Strategic Plan: No report


PERSONNEL:    No report

Personnel Strategic Plan:   No report   


POLICY:  No report

Policy Strategic Plan:  No report



Sue Hebel spoke with Mr. Wainwright about the old school property soil report.  According to Bruce Wood there is not a soil report. A motion was made by Bruce Wood and seconded by Deb Deines to go forward with the purchase of the property without a soil report.  Due diligence has been done and nothing else needs to be done regarding the asbestos concern.


Building & Ground Strategic Plan:  No report


TECHNOLOGY:  No report

Technology Strategic Plan:  No report





A motion was made by Gene Krukow and seconded by Byron Kurkowski to keep the Non Resident Fee at 65.00.  Motion passed.


A motion was made by Gene Krukow and seconded by Debra Hart to accept the amended Meeting Date Ordinance 2014-01.  Motion passed. Roll Call vote:

Debra Hart                    Yes

Deb Deines                   Yes

Gene Krukow                Yes

Bruce Wood                  Yes

Byron Kurkowski           Yes

Merredith Peterson        Yes


A motion was made by Debra Hart and seconded by Deb Deines to accept Ordinance No. 2014-02 Prevailing Wage.  Motion passed.  Roll Call vote:

Byron Kurkowski                       Yes

Bruce Wood                              No

Gene Krukow                            No

Debra Hart                                Yes

Deb Deines                               Yes

Merredith Peterson                    Yes

Merredith Peterson has been approached about renting the old school property and has requested a policy.  A policy will be presented at the July Meeting.



The next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm.   



A motion was made by Gene Krukow and seconded by Deb Deines to adjourn the meeting.   Motion carried.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:07 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

Cheryl Lennox