Public Summary of the September 18, 2020, Special Called Board Meeting Held in the Board Room in Central Library via Zoom Conference

Call to Order: Board meeting was called to order by President Eunice Johnson Rogers at 4:34 p.m.

Roll Call: President Eunice Johnson Rogers

Invocation: President Eunice Johnson Rogers

Board Attendance

1. Eunice Johnson Rogers Chairman Present

2. Fatima Carter Trustee Present

3. Judge Scott Vowell Trustee Present

4. Mona Lisa Morris Trustee Absent

5. Lynn Flowers-Martin Trustee Present

6. Sherri Nielson Trustee Present

7. Kimberly Richardson Trustee Present

8. James Sullivan Trustee Present

9 Jamal McCaskey Advisory Absent

10 Malera Wright Assistant City Attorney Present

Library & City Staff Attendance

1. Floyd Council Executive Director Present

2. Janine Langston Deputy Director Present

3. Damein Baity Chief Financial Officer Present

4. Kimberley Wiley Administration Office Absent

5. Jamilah Muhammad Interim Personnel Officer Absent

6 Karyn Davis-West Regional Manager Present

7. Bessie Miller Regional Manager Present

8. Yolanda Hardy Regional Manager Present

9. Roy Williams Director of Public Relations Present/Zoom

10. Catherine Frey Director of Library Development Present/Zoom

11. Richard Manoske IMS Administrator Present

12 Terry Oglesby City Architect (COB) Absent

Birmingham Public Library Employees and Citizens Present and on Zoom:

Birmingham Public Library Employees and Citizens: 115

Director’s Report:

Budget Reconciliation for FY 2020-2021:

The Library was advised to reconcile the budget with funding for 2020-2021. Management team prepared proposals for possible staff reductions associated with furloughs that are needed. Recommended to the Library Board that the recommendations be reviewed in order to make the final decisions on the Special Called Board Meeting on Thursday, September 18, 2020, at 4:34 p.m.

Executive Session:

Executive Session: The Special Called Board Meeting was reconvened at 5:58 p.m.

Director’s Report:

Effective October 1, 2020, until June 30, 2021, the Birmingham Public Library has $3.6 million left in its $6.2 million budget. The recommendation by the library management to furlough 158 Birmingham Public Library employees (91 full-time and 67 part-time employees): Approved

Adjournment: 6:01 p.m.