October 13, 2010 Board Minutes

JACKSON DISTRICT LIBRARY

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OCTOBER 13, 2010
ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM, 290 W. MICHIGAN AVE., JACKSON, MI


President Deborah Herbert called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Roll Call:
Board Members Present: James E. Best, Teressa T. Delph, Darrell J. Durham, Deborah A. Herbert, Theodore R. Kolman, George H. Sewell and Lawrence S. Sanders
Board Members Absent: None
Director: Ishwar Laxminarayan
Administrators Present: Vicki Baldwin, Jim Delaney, Elaine Piper, Michael Way
Others Present: Jean Dailey, Administrative Secretary. Public attendance sign in sheet attached to official minutes.


Committee Report:
Finance Committee: Jim Best reviewed the minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting of September 21, 2010 which focused on the discussion of the Grass Lake Charter Township DDA.


Public Forum: The meeting was opened for public comment. Darrell Durham addressed the Board and explained that he will abstain from voting on the Grass Lake Charter Township DDA due to his employment and possible conflict of interest.


New Business: Grass Lake Charter Township DDA: Moved by Jim Best, supported by Ted Kolman to accept the recommendation of the Finance Committee to continue to opt out of the Grass Lake Charter Township DDA. Vote: Ayes – 4 (Best, Herbert, Kolman, Sewell); Nay – 2 (Delph, Sanders); Abstention – 1 (Durham). Deborah thanked the Finance Committee and Board for their due diligence with this matter.


Public Forum: The meeting was opened for public comment. Jean Dailey reminded the Board of the Board Retreat scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Jim Delaney reminded Personnel Committee members of the Personnel Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.


Moved by Larry Sanders, supported by Darrell Durham, that the meeting be adjourned at 6:13 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,
James E. Best
Secretary/Treasurer


(Jean Dailey, Recorder)