Cleveland Heights University Heights Public Library Board of Trustees meeting highlights 1-22-2019

JANUARY 22, 2019


  • New trustee and board officers
  • Annual security update
  • Financial report
  • LSTA funding for Mental Health First Aid
  • Coretta Scott King Anniversary


Present were President Chris Mentrek, Vice President James Roosa, Secretary Dana Fluellen, Suzanne Moskowitz, Vikas Turakhia, Max Gerboc and Annette Iwamoto.

New trustee and board officers

Annette Iwamoto was sworn in as new member of the Heights Libraries board of trustees. A resolution was made and accepted for the 2019 board of trustees officers. The officers for 2019 are President Chris Mentrek, Vice President James Roosa, and Secretary Dana Fluellen.

Annual security update

Safety & Security Services Manager Kevin Echols presented an annual security update. In 2018, there were 736,764 visitors and 221 reported incidents, including 42 police calls, 8 EMS calls, and 49 long-term evictions.

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 December was $13,471,652.99. The board approved a resolution to accept the financial report.

LSTA funding for Mental Health First Aid

Heights Libraries has been awarded an LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant in the amount of $5,000 to continue Mental Health First Aid and Suicide Prevention (QPR) Training for staff, and to expand training to community partners and the public in 2019.

Coretta Scott King anniversary

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards observes its 50th anniversary in 2019. These book awards have made a name for themselves within the library and book industry, and have [represented] numerous titles that celebrate the black experience for today's youth. Updates and announcements about the libraries’ celebration of this anniversary will be made.

Next meeting will be held at the Lee Road Library on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

LWV Observer, Khaliah Fisher-Grace.

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