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BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Central Library, Rasmussen South

6:00 P.M.

 

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

 

President Seyring called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

 

Theresa Seyring, President; Carole Pye, Vice President/Secretary; Emily Gilbert, Treasurer; Jillian Bernas; John Caporale; Anita Forte-Scott; Amy Mueller

 

 BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT

 

None

 

OTHERS PRESENT

 

Julie Doren, Annie Miskewitch, Kate Niehoff, Paul Piraino, Jason Santos, Molly Scheibler, Hollis Sienkiewicz, Magan Szwarek; Lori Teipel; Gail Tobin; Beth Valenziano

 

REVIEW OF FY 2023/2024 PROPOSED BUDGET

 

Building and Equipment

Executive Director Miskewitch presented requests that would be paid for through the Library’s Building and Equipment fund.

 

Trustees reviewed and discussed these requests.

 

At this time, Trustees also discussed the property tax levy, reviewing various options presented by Finance Director Valenziano.

 

Personnel, Statistics, Benefits and Staff Wage Increases

Executive Director Miskewitch presented statistics, benefits package information, personnel requests and a cost of living raise for staff.

 

Trustees reviewed and discussed these requests.

 

DISCUSSION OF AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FY 2023/24 BUDGET

 

After review and discussion, Trustees recommend a 3.75% cost of living raise for all staff and 2.75% for those at end of salary scale.

           

DISCUSSION OF AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TRANSFER TO BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT RESERVE

 

Trustees recommend a transfer this year of $8 million dollars from the General Fund to the Special Reserve Fund.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Trustee Gilbert moved and Trustee Bernas seconded that:

 

The Library Board adjourn the meeting at 8:49 P.M.

 

The motion passed unanimously.