BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Central Library Rasmussen Room
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
President Bernas called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT
Jillian Bernas, President; Julie Wroblewski Bosshart, Vice President/Secretary; Theresa Seyring, Treasurer; Anita Forte-Scott; Emily Gilbert; Amy Mueller; Carol Pye
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT
Jennifer Hunt, Blake Kindl, Annie Miskewitch, Kathy Morgan, Jason Santos, Gail Tobin, Beth Valenziano
REVIEW OF FY 2021/2022 PROPOSED BUDGET
Building and Equipment
Discussion included purchases of additional pick-up locker cubbies for Central Library, potential opportunities or updates based on the strategic plan or Central second floor renovation, along with various building improvements and equipment replacement needs over the three locations.
Discussion included the 2021 benchmarking being two years after the new salary scale was implemented in 2019. Currently 70% of staff are not at mid-point of the salary scale and, after advice from HR Source, the Library would like to increase the pay rates to include more staff member salaries at the mid-point range to retain and recruit talented staff to the Library. Various specifics of staffing and positions were also discussed.
After discussion, the Board recommended the Leadership team go forward with benchmarking adjustments.
Discussion included the Wellness Insurance Network premium cost increase of 6% in the next year, with a 3% cost increase for staff.
Staff Wage Increases
Discussion involved past wage increases, and various suggested cost of living percentage wage increases.
After discussion, the Board recommended a 2.75% wage increase, with a 1.75% increase for end of salary scale.
DISCUSSION OF AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FY 2021/2022 BUDGET
After discussion, a fund transfer of $1,000,000 was suggested for the 2021/2022 budget.
Trustee Forte-Scott moved and Trustee Pye seconded that:
The Library Board adjourn regular session at 7:48 P.M.
Roll call vote:
Mrs. Wroblewski Bosshart Yes
Mrs. Seyring Yes
Ms. Forte-Scott Yes
Ms. Gilbert Yes
Mrs. Mueller Yes
Mrs. Pye Yes
Ms. Bernas Yes
The motion passed unanimously.