SONOMA COUNTY LIBRARY COMMISSION

AGENDA
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

Wednesday
January 5, 2005
7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Santa Rosa Central Library
Third and E Streets, Santa Rosa
Board Room (second floor)

Members of the public wishing to speak to the Commission may do so under Public Appearances. If you wish to speak on an item under discussion by the Library Commission which appears on this agenda, you may do so upon receiving recognition by the Chairperson. Please state your name and address for the record before making your presentation, which will be limited to three minutes. All hearings are taped. Time limitations on public testimony may be extended at the discretion of the Library Commission

The Commission does not take action on items presented under Public Appearances during this meeting. You can request a response and one will be forwarded to you.


1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INTRODUCTIONS

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Minutes of the regular meeting of December 1, 2004
(Background memo & attachment)

4. CORRESPONDENCE
Communications which require no immediate action by the Commission
4.1 Letter from Sharilyn Parmeter and Director’s response

5. PUBLIC APPEARANCES
An opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission

6. ACTION ITEMS BY RESOLUTION
6.1 Resolution commending Joan Seim on the occasion of her retirement
(Background memo & attachment)
Recommended action: Adopt the resolution

7. ACTION ITEMS BY MOTION
7.1 Consideration of changing the opening time at all regional branches and Central to be 10:00 a.m. (Monday through Saturday)
(Background memo & attachment)
Review and action
Recommended action: Authorize the Library Director to conduct an analysis of the situation, including placing the subject on the agendas of the Library Advisory Boards, and reschedule subject for a future meeting

7.2 Claims of $7,000 or more which require Commission approval
(Background memo & attachment)
Review and action
Recommended action: Approve the claims

7.3 Director's report for December 2004
(Background memo & attachment)
Review and action
Recommended action: Acknowledge the report

8. LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARDS
Appointments and reappointments
(Background memo)

9. DISCUSSION ITEMS
An opportunity for members of the Commission and the Library Director to discuss specific topics

9.1 Claims paid subsequent to December 1, 2004
(Attachment)
Report on claims of $2,000 or more, and certain trust fund claims, and journal vouchers, paid subsequent to December 1, 2004

9.2 2004-05 fiscal year-to-date revenue and expenditure report
(Background memo & attachment)

9.3 Commission ad hoc committee on Library Administration transition report
(Background memo)

9.4 New facility planning reports
a. Santa Rosa Southwest Region
1. City/Library joint discussion series advisory board report
2. New Library Facility Leadership Committee report

b. Sebastopol / West County Region
New Library Facility Leadership Committee report

c. Sonoma Valley Region
New Library Facility Leadership Committee report

d. Windsor Region
New Library Facility Leadership Committee report

9.5 Fund Development Program report – Peter Hunter
(Background memo)

10. DIRECTOR’S INFORMATION ITEMS
An opportunity for the Director to share information, with no action to be taken.

10.1 Library Director’s vision for Sonoma County Library
(Attachment)

10.2 Notification of Commission position terms which expire February 28, 2005

11. COMMISSION MEMBER INFORMATION ITEMS
An opportunity for members of the Commission to present brief factual information, respond to public comments, place items on the next agenda, or to request information from the Library Director.

12. DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETINGS

SPECIAL MEETING: LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION REORGANIZATION
Day: Monday
Date: January 10, 2005
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Santa Rosa Central Library
Board Room, 2nd floor

SPECIAL MEETING: 2005-06 BUDGET PLANNING WORKSHOP
Day: Wednesday
Date: January 19, 2005
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Santa Rosa Central Library
Board Room, 2nd floor


REGULAR MEETING
Day: Wednesday
Date: February 2, 2005
Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Santa Rosa Central Library
Board Room, 2nd floor

13. ADJOURNMENT
By motion

Agenda support materials are available in the Library Administration Office, Third and E Streets, Santa Rosa, after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2004.