Cleveland Heights University Heights Public Library Board of Trustees meeting highlights 10-15-2018

OCTOBER 15, 2018


  • Seeking library trustee
  • Library policy amendment on political campaigns
  • Financial report


Present were President Abby Botnick, Vice President Chris Mentrek, Vikas Turakhia, Dana Fluellen, and Suzanne Moskowitz. Max Gerboc was absent.

Seeking library trustee

The Heights Libraries are accepting applications for a new trustee to serve a seven-year term. Applications will be available from the Lee Road Administration Office from Oct. 8 until Nov. 19. Those interested should call 216-932-3600 ext.1200. The deadline for receipt of completed application is Monday Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. Perspective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an information meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Lee Road Branch, Administration Office Conference Room, 2nd Floor. RSVP to Nancy Levin (216)-932-3600 ext. 1240. The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education will conduct interviews of applicants.

Library policy amendment on political campaigns

The library board approved a proposed amendment to the library’s Service and Administration Policy. This paragraph was added to the policy: “Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library does not support, endorse, or advocate the viewpoints or beliefs of any candidate, political party, non-partisan political organization, non-profit group or any other such individual or entity. The library does not allow posting or distributing of any partisan political election or campaign materials within its facilities and does not provide its space for related activities except in the case of non-partisan materials or forums as may be approved by the Director.”

Financial report

The library’s fiscal officer reviewed the September financial statement. Total cash balances across the operating accounts, Bauer Fund accounts, and investment accounts at the end of September was $15,075,847.37. The fiscal officer reported that the library is in good financial shape. The board approved a resolution to accept the September financial report.

The next meeting will be at the Lee Road Library on Monday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

LWV Observer, Khaliah Fisher-Grace.

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