Due to the inclement weather, President Steffener recommended amending the agenda to include only the following items:
• Public Comment
• Public Hearing on the 2007 Proposed Budget
• 2007 Proposed Budget
• Resolution 06-06 – 2007 Property Tax Increase
• Arlington Library Capital Facility Area Bond Election
• Board Nominating Committee
Mr. Kirschenbaum moved to accept the amended agenda. Ms. De Fazio seconded the motion, and the Board unanimously approved the motion.
There were no visitors at the meeting.
There was no public comment at the meeting.
Public Hearing on 2007 Proposed Budget
A public hearing on the 2007 proposed budget, as required by state law, was opened at 1:10 P.M.
There were no comments on the 2007 proposed budget.
The hearing was closed at 1:11 P.M.
2007 Proposed Budget
Mr. Kirschenbaum moved the Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees adopt the 2007 budget as presented. Mr. Freeman seconded the motion.
Ms. Woolf-Ivory explained to the Board that the changes made this month to the budget were minimal and included:
• $15,000 increase to support participation in the Urban Libraries Council fellowship program,
• $10,000 increase for additional security services in the Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace libraries,
• $10,000 increase for professional services to establish a staff development program, and
• $19,975 increase in ending cash.
The Board unanimously approved the motion to adopt the 2007 budget.
Resolution 06-06 – 2007 Property Tax Increase
Ms. DeFazio moved the Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees adopt Resolution 06-06 increasing the property tax levy for 2007 by one percent. Mr. Selling seconded the motion, and the Board unanimously approved the motion.
Arlington Library Capital Facility Area Bond Election
Ms. Woolf-Ivory explained to the Board that the Arlington Library Capital Facility bond measure was failing by 29 votes out of 8,900+ votes.
Mr. Kirschenbaum moved the Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees support a recount if the Arlington Library Capital Facility bond measure does not pass in an amount not to exceed 51% of the total cost of the recount and co-sponsored by another appropriate group. Mr. Freeman seconded the measure. The motion passed with a vote of three in favor and two opposed.
Board Nominating Committee
President Steffener appointed Mr. Freeman and Mr. Kirschenbaum to serve on the Nominating Committee to provide the Board with the 2007 slate of officers.
The Board decided to hold a special meeting on December 6, 2006 to discuss the Executive Director's evaluation.
The conference call meeting adjourned at 1:32 P.M.
The next regular Board meeting will be held Monday, December 18, 2006 at
1:00 P.M. at the Marysville Service Center.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.