Library Board Budget & Finance Committee
February 24, 2010
|Library Board Members
Therese VanBlarcom, President
Claudia Kelly, Vice President
John Pacheco, Secretary
Lois Langer Thompson
Attendees: Library Board Committee members: Committee Chair Jill Joseph and Brandi Brown; Staff: Lois Langer Thompson, Nancy Palmer and Char Sohlberg
Welcome and Approvals
Jill Joseph called the
meeting to order at Brandi Brown made a motion to approve the agenda;
seconded by Jill Joseph. Motion passed. Ms. Brown made a motion to approve the
meeting summary of
Capital Budget Update
Ms. Palmer reported
financial transfers for projects in libraries in the City of
Ms. Thompson reported on her meeting with County Administrator Richard Johnson regarding the Library's Capital Budget request. No new projects are expected, given the number of projects identified 2010-2014. She spoke of efforts underway to develop a new Capital projects document that consolidates the Framework for the Future and Outlook 2010. Since no new projects are expected, the committee acknowledged the format would be more of a report rather than an update of either of the pre-merger plans. The options for organizing the information for multiple audiences and project types were reviewed and discussion followed. Ms. Joseph suggested this topic be revisited after the Library has completed the strategic planning process which may have some impact on the capital budget report as a direction is set for future Library services and service models.
Operating Budget Update
No reductions for 2010 have been communicated to
departments by the
When preparing 2011 Budget requests, departments
have been asked to list services and initiatives they support and the cost
associated with them, rather than a dollar or percentage reduction. Departments have been asked to examine the
underlying reasoning behind broad service philosophies. The
Proposed 2010 Committee Meeting Dates
Budget & Finance Committee will meet Mon., April 5 from at Minneapolis Central or Ridgedale (location to be confirmed). Ms. Joseph tabled the discussion of future dates until the next meeting.
Budget & Finance Committee Composition
Ms. Joseph tabled the discussion of the committee composition until the April 5 meeting.
Ms. Joseph made a motion to adjourn the Library Board Budget & Finance Committee meeting at ; seconded by Ms. Brown. Motion passed.
· Next LB Budget & Finance meeting date: Mon., April 5, Staff follow-up: book Mon., April 5 meeting location and inform others. Distribute agenda for April 5 (with Feb. topics) and draft Feb. 24 meeting summary for approval.