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06.02.17 - EB Meeting Minutes - Special




Hasbrouck Heights Free Public Library

June 2, 2017

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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 



5.  Adjournment   

It was MOVED by:  Laura Rifkin             Seconded by:  Samantha McCoy

To adjourn at 10:47 am

Unanimously approved.




dms:  6/5/17

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