06.02.17 – EB Meeting Minutes – Special
Committees & Task Forces
EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES
BERGEN COUNTY COOPERATIVE LIBRARY SYSTEM
Hasbrouck Heights Free Public Library
June 2, 2017
PRESIDING: Kurt Hadeler Mahwah
PRESENT: Marie Coughlin BCCLS
Christine Hartigan East Rutherford
Jennifer Breuer Glen Ridge
Mimi Hui Hasbrouck Heights
Matthew Latham Leonia
Laurence Bergmann Livingston
Susan Meeske Old Tappan
Daragh O’Connor River Edge
Laura Rifkin Washington Township
Samantha McCoy West Caldwell
NOT PRESENT: Tina DeLucia New Milford
ALSO PRESENT: Darlene Swistock Recorder of Minutes
GUESTS: Arthur Chagaris, Esq. Beattie Padovano, LLC
Leo Bellino North Arlington
Peter Havel Oakland
1. Call to Order
Kurt Hadeler called the meeting to order at 9:37 am. He introduced Arthur Chagaris, Esq. who is representing BCCLS in the legal matter with the Township of Rochelle Park. He also welcomed Matthew Latham, Director of Leonia, to his first Executive Board meeting after winning the election to fill the term of Gina Webb-Metz who moved into a non-director position. He explained that this meeting will be primarily closed session to discuss legal matters regarding the settlement with Rochelle Park and one other matter.
2. Public Portion
No public present.
3. Rochelle Park Library Association – Legal Matters – CLOSED SESSION
The meeting moved to closed session at 9:40 am and returned to open session at 10:44 am.
It was MOVED BY: Susan Meeske and Seconded by: Christine Hartigan to authorize Arthur Chagaris, Esq. to negotiate a settlement with the Township of Rochelle Park as outlined in closed session. No further discussion. 1 abstention. Motion carried.
It was MOVED BY: Laurence Bergmann and Seconded by: Mimi Hui to authorize Marie Coughlin to allocate $12,000 of anticipated savings in her salary due to maternity leave among designated BCCLS staff who are taking on significant administrative responsibilities while she is out on maternity leave. All in favor. Motion carried.
4. Membership Hearing
It was MOVED by: Laura Rifkin Seconded by: Samantha McCoy
To adjourn at 10:47 am