Public Library Board
Regular Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Newmarket Public Library Board Room
Stonehocker – Chair
Tom Vegh – Vice Chair
Regrets: Joe Sponga
Peppiatt, Deputy CEO
Bond, Administrative Coordinator
Board Chair called the meeting to order at 5:35 pm
Board members completed the eLearning module from Public Services Health and
Safety Association on roles and responsibilities under the Occupational Health
and Safety Act as Library Board members. The Board discussed mechanisms that
can be set-up to report on Health and Safety matters.
of Agenda Items
the Closed Session Agenda
Consent Agenda items
asked if there were any additions to the agenda.
by Kelly Broome-Plumley
That Agendas 1) to 3) be adopted as presented.
of the Regular Board Meeting Minutes for Wednesday, November 18, 2015
of the Closed Session Meeting Minutes for Wednesday, October 21, 2015
of the Closed Session Meeting Minutes for Wednesday, November 18, 2016
Operations Report for November, 2015
Statistical Data for November, 2015
by Tom Vegh
That Consent Agenda Items 4) to 9) be
received and approved as presented.
to Convene into a Closed Session
no Closed Session items.
Library Board Action List
A report on allowing use of meeting room space to facilitate more
programming partnerships was presented to the Library Board.
by Darcy McNeill
That the Library Board receive the report
on Community Use of Meeting Room Space.
2016 Operating Budget Request
The Library Board was advised that the Town of Newmarket Committee
of the Whole has reviewed the 2016 Library Operating Budget and has requested that
it be reduced by $10,000.
Seconded by Venkatesh Rajaraman
That the Library Board directs the CEO
to accommodate a reduction in the 2016 Operating Budget request by applying a
salary gapping of up to $10,000 if needed.
The Library Board reviewed and updated the Action
by Kelly Broome-Plumley
That the Library Board receive the Action
List as amended.
The Library Board was asked to pass a motion and send
correspondence to the Ontario Minister responsible for re-installment of
by Venkatesh Rajaraman
That the Library Board calls on the
Province of Ontario to re-instate provincial funding and purchasing of the
existing core suite of online electronic resources;
And That the Library Board sends the
attached letter to the Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport.
United Way Point in
The Library has been asked to participate in the
United Way Point in Time Count with respect to homelessness.
of Future Meetings
The next regular
Library Board meeting will be Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm in the
Library Board room.
by Tara Brown
That there being no further business
meeting adjourned at 6:55 pm.