March 15, 2010 Minutes of the Library Board of Control,St. Bernard Parish(forapproval April 19, 2010)
The St. Bernard Parish Library Board of Control met on Monday, March15, 2010 at 6 pm at the temporary library facility, 7701 W. Judge Perez Dr.,Arabi.Vice-President Patrice Cusimano presided. The following members werepresent: Mrs. Lynne Dier; Ms. Stephanie Keller, Mrs. Erin Kuehl, Mrs. RebeccaLivaudais, Treasurer. Absent: Mr. Carl Gaines, president, Mrs. Anne Rando,Mr. Craig Taffaro, Parish President and ex officio member.Also present: Ethel Llamas, Library Director and Board Secretary; SusanHeffker, Library Financial Officer and Manager of Support Services. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with amoment of silence. Mrs. Cusimano wished Mr. Gaines well.
On motion of Lynne Dier, a second by Stephanie Keller, it wasmoved to approve the January 25, 2010 minutes. The minutes wereapproved by unanimous vote with no questions or discussionReports: Director
(as presented at the March 15, 2010 meeting)Library
staff met with yet another new FEMA representative, Glenda Bocking, StateApplicant Liaison Public Assistance, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security andEmergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). Ms. Bocking replaces Mr. Costello. She nowwill be the primary avenue and contact for the Library and the FEMA funds. TheLibrary was granted a time extension to expend funds beyond February 28, 2010.Extension requests must be renewed every six months now. Also Ms. Bocking andFelesha Jett, GOHSEP, are directing our request for the categorization of funds intothree areas: Materials/Supplies; Furniture/Fixture/Equipment; and Technology andthe capping of funds at $4,223,256.30. The processing of the requests can takeseveral weeks according to the GOHSEP representatives.
staff, furniture representative Glenn Norton of Norton Associates and Kim Jines of Glen Jones & Associates, Inc. a shelving end panel representative, met withSarah Weinkauf of Waggonner and Ball on Thursday, February 25 to discussfurniture and shelving. Ms. Weinkauf informed the group that at this time her firmdid not have the furniture and shelving contract. She did provide a sample of thecarpet that would be installed in the public library. The school library will havebamboo flooring. Ms. Weinkauf was briefed on GSA (Government ServiceAdministration) purchasing and she will pass the information along to Albert Carey,the school’s project manager.
request to purchase Lot 81A on Bartolo Dr. was presented to the EFC onWednesday, January 27
at 2 pm. The Council approved the purchase at the 7 pmcouncil meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 with Resolution SBPC #604-02-10.“BE IT RESOLVED, that the St. Bernard Parish Council, the governing authority, doeshereby authorize the Parish President to sign and execute the purchase or sellagreement of Lot 81A on Bartolo Dr. in the amount of $9,500 on behalf of St.Bernard Parish Government for the use and benefit of the St. Bernard Parish LibraryBoard of Control.” Mr. Taffaro informed the Council that he would check with the1