Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


July 9, 2019

4:30 p.m.

Central Library Boardroom

Meeting Called By

James A. Sullivan, President

Type of Meeting

Regular Board Meeting


Trustees: Willie S. Davis III, James Sullivan, Judge Scott Vowell, Lynn Flowers -Martin, Mona Lisa Morris , Kimberly Richardson ,Fatima Carter ,Sherri Nielson
Patricia B. Rumore, Friends Foundation President
Trustees Not Present: Eunice Johnson Rogers
Staff Present: Floyd Council, Executive Director; Damein Baity, Chief Financial Officer; Karyn Davis-West , Central Manager; Janine Langston, Northwest Regional Manager, Kimberley Wiley; Edith Major, Personnel Officer; Yolanda Hardy, Southeast Regional Manager
Others Present: Malera Wright, Assistant City Attorney; Creig Hoskins, Kevin Owens

Call To Order

Public Voices


Creig Hoskins gave a Presentation on the Central Monumental Stairs Project. Creig Hoskins gave in great detail to the Board and staff details of how the escalators will be transformed into stairs.

Mr. Council presented the Board with photo copies of the Monumental Stairs Project for Personal Advocacy of how the stairs will look upon completion of the project.

Creig Hoskins informed the Board and the staff that the Monumental Stairs construction would not interfere with everyday work flow. Creig Hoskins stated that a barrier would be placed around the escalator during the construction of the Monumental Stairs Project but there will be noise and people will not be able to enter into the barrier. Creig Hoskins stated that the escalators will be broken down and taken out piece by piece but they will still have to cut into the building. Creig Hoskins stated there will be a Pre-Construction Meeting but there will be no surprises.

Mr. Council stated that he and Karyn Davis-West will be the staff that will be attending the Pre-Construction Meeting.

Creig Hoskins stated he will set up Pre-Construction meeting with Mr. Council and the City to discuss the Do’s and Don’ts’s of the project.

Mr. Council stated once the City gives the go, we will do a Media release to launch the Central Monumental Stairs and a ten minute media release and reception with a sledge hammer to commence the construction of the project.

Creig Hoskins stated he will be meeting with Mr. Council after the bidding process and looked forward to working with the library.

Kimberly Richardson thanked Creig Hoskins for the presentation of the Monumental Stairs Project.Kimberly Richardson stated the visual of the Monumental stairs helped tremendously to clarify what direction Creig Hoskins is going with the project.Kimberly Richardson thanked Creig Hoskins or the effort and time it took for him to put the presentation together.

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Consent Agenda

Terry Oglesby

Attorney Malera Wright, City Attorney

Operational Items Requiring Board Approval

Finance Reports

Reports of the Committees

Personnel Committee

Policy, Procedure, and Bylaws Committee

Unfinished Business

New Business

Director's Report for July 9, 2019

Board Members' Comments

Next Board Meeting is Tuesday September 10, 2019


Submitted By

Floyd Council, Secretary