Public Summary of the September 15, 2020, Board of Trustees Meeting Held 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: Lynn Flowers-Martin

Board Attendance

1. Eunice Johnson Rogers Chairman Present

2. Fatima Carter Trustee Present

3. Judge Scott Vowell Trustee Present

4. Mona Lisa Morris Trustee Present

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 Present

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 Present

5. Jamilah Muhammad Interim Personnel Officer Present

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

10. Catherine Frey Director of Library Development Present

11. Richard Manoske IMS Administrator Present

12 Terry Oglesby City Architect (COB) Absent

Birmingham City Council Members Present: Clinton P. Woods, Councilor, District 1; Valarie A. Abbott, Councilor, District 3; William Parker, President, District 4; Darrell O. Quinn, Councilor, District 5; Wardine T. Alexander, Council President Pro Tempore, District 7; Steven W. Hoyt, Councilor, District 8

Birmingham Public Library Employees and Citizens: 51

Public Voices: None

Presentations: None

Approval of Agenda: Approval

Approval of the Consent Agenda: Approval

Terry Oglesby, City Architect: No report

Malera Wright, City Attorney:

Attorney Wright informed the Board of upcoming litigation.

Operating Items Requiring Board Approval: None

Reports of the Committees:

Finance Report: Presented

Motion to Approve Finance Report: Approval

Long Range Planning Committee:

Kimberly Richardson discussed that no actions could be taken at this time until a confirmation of the 2020 Budget was clarified of the amount the Birmingham Public Library would receive as their 2020 budget:

Finance Committee:

Mona Lisa Morris gave a report of the Finance Committee meeting. There were no recommendations or actions items.

Unfinished Business:

Motion to reconsider the closing of Eastwood Library:
Not Approved

New Business:

Eunice Johnson Rogers motioned for the Library to accept the 55 Plexiglass partitions donated by the Birmingham City Credit Union to be used as PPE in library service areas.

Motion to accept the Plexiglass partitions donated by the Birmingham City Credit Union: Approval

Director’s Report: Presented supplemental to published report in summary

Board Members’ Comments: Presented

Next Board Meeting: October 13, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

Adjournment: 5:50 p.m.