08/12/14 Executive Session

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
OF THE ZION-BENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
August 12, 2014

The purpose of the Executive Session was to:

  • Discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).

President Andersson called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Present: Wendy Driver, Yadira Guzman, Mary Martin*, Beverly Mull, Stephanie Smith, Matthew St. Cyr, and George Andersson. Absent: None. Staff present: Tara Caldara. Visitor present: Tom Rich, Tom Rich Consulting.

* Mrs. Martin entered at 6:06 p.m.

Trustees compared the two candidates for the Director’s position. Ms. Caldara presented staff input regarding the interviews. Mr. Rich had everyone discuss the positive and negative qualities of each candidate. Mrs. Mull asked about references. Mr. Rich stated that he didn’t speak to anyone at Sugar Grove about Carol Dolin, but knows the previous directors she worked for and both had good, positive things to say about her. Mr. Rich did not contact Highwood for references for Elsie Martinez.

Mr. Rich took a straw poll. Seven present (Driver, Guzman, Martin, Smith, St. Cyr, Andersson, and Caldara) voted to extend an offer to Carol Dolin. One present (Mull) voted to extend an offer to Elsie Martinez.

Trustees discussed the starting salary and negotiating room.

The board reconvened in open session at 6:48 p.m.

Approved: September 23, 2014.

Signed:  /s/ Matthew St. Cyr, President Pro Tem
Attest: /s/ Mary E. Martin, Secretary

Recording Secretary: Tara Caldara

Reviewed 2/24/15 and retained. TC
Reviewed 8/25/15 and released. CD