Cleveland Heights University Heights Public Library Board of Trustees meeting highlights 2-18-2019

FEBRUARY 18, 2019

  • School facilities report
  • Financial report
  • Summer Lunch Program 2019
  • 2020 Census

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

School facilities report

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education President Jodi Sourini and Board Member Malia Lewis attended the meeting to make the library board of trustees aware that the board of education voted to open the master facilities plan. They stated that the matching funds from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission have not been received. They said that the middle schools renovations projects were on time and on budget, and that the board of education’s goal was to have a preschool in every elementary school. They discussed how lack of funding impacted the plans for the elementary schools’ construction.

Financial report

The libraries fiscal officer reviewed the September financial statement. Total cash balances across the operating accounts, Bauer Fund accounts, and investment accounts at the end of January was $13,635,476. A resolution to accept the financial report was approved.

Summer Lunch Program 2019

Heights Libraries applied to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank Summer Lunch Program to be a free lunch site again in 2019. The free lunch program will run June 3–Aug. 9. The Youth Services Department staff will create fun literacy programming and projects for children receiving free lunch throughout the summer.

2020 Census

Library Director Nancy Levine shared that the 2020 United States Census will be online, and that the libraries will assist citizens in completing census applications.

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

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