BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE
ELISHA D. SMITH PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 5, 2020
Called to order at 1:00pm by Chairman Schwerbel
Committee members present: Schwerbel, Franzoi, Golz and Turner
Also present: Mayor Merkes, Board Chairman Englebert, Superintendent of Schools VanderHeyden, Library Director Lenz, Support Services Supervisor Brandt, Adult Services Supervisor Raschke and Business Manager Dreyer
Public Comment/Communication: None.
Committee members evaluated the latest proposal from Margaret Sullivan Studio which included Four Phases.
Phase One will identify the need and purpose of a re-imagined library. The purpose of this work will be to result in strategic goals of the project, articulation of community needs, and identification of gaps in service.
Motion made by Turner, seconded by Franzoi, to recommend to the Board of Trustees to spend up to $20,000 to complete Phase One, with $5,000 coming from the operating budget’s line for Management 21-06 and the remainder from the Memorial Miscellaneous Trust Fund at the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc. Discussion: once Phase One is complete, a meeting will be scheduled with at least one local fundraiser for evaluation of the economy and feasibility to fundraise to complete more phases of the facilities plan. Motion carried unanimously.
The meeting adjourned at 1:35pm
Kathy Dreyer, recording secretary