Board of Trustees

The Cranbury Public Library Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing policy affecting the administration of the Library, shall prepare an annual budget, shall exercise control of all library funds and assure that these funds are duly expended and accounted for, shall hire and appoint a library director, shall approve staff positions in the library, and shall determine compensation for all employees.  The NJ State Library Trustees Manual for NJ Libraries is available online. The CPL TRUSTEES MANUAL  and the FINANCIAL MANUAL 2012 are available here.

The Library Board consists of nine members: a) Seven members appointed by the Mayor of Cranbury Township for five-year terms, b) The Mayor of Cranbury Township for an annual term, and c) The Cranbury School Chief School Administrator for an annual term. The latter two statutory members may appoint alternates to represent them. In addition to the regular members, there shall be two alternate members, appointed by the Mayor for two-year terms. At the time of the appointment, the Mayor shall designate the individual being appointed as Alternate Number 1 or Alternate Number 2. An alternate member may participate in discussions of the proceedings but may not vote except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member. A vote shall not be delayed in order that a regular member may vote instead of an alternate member. In the event that a choice must be made as to which alternate member is to vote, Alternate Number 1 shall vote first. (Approved January 14, 2016) The Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Thomas Gambino Meeting Room at the Cranbury Public Library.

Note: Approved library board minutes are updated on this page one month after the actual board meeting takes place.

* – Board retreats are held offsite

Board Members

  • Kirstie Venanzi – President (term expires 12/31/20)
  • Dave Fletcher – Secretary/Treasurer (term expires 12/31/17)
  • Nancy Whitcraft (term expires 12/31/21)
  • Andre Mento (term expires 12/31/17)
  • Lorraine Sedor (term expires 12/31/19)
  • Robin Black – (term expires 12/31/18)
  • Ira Negin (term expires 12/31/19)
  • Laurel Quinn – Chief School Administration’s Representative
  • Dan Mulligan – Mayor’s Representative
  • Michelle Gittings – Alternate

Board Meeting Dates and Agendas – 2017

Meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm and take place in the Library’s Thomas Gambino Room.  Any changes are announced in advance.   Agendas are posted the Monday before the meeting. Click the meeting date below for that meeting’s agenda.

Jan 12Feb 9-CancelledMar 9
Apr 13May 11Jun 8
Jul 13Aug 10Sep 14
Oct 12Nov 9Dec 14
Board Retreat - Jan 27

Approved Board Meeting Minutes

2017

Jan 12Feb 9-CancelledMar 9
Apr 13May 11Jun 8
Jul 13Aug 10Sep 14
Oct 12Nov 9Dec 14
Jan 27-Board Retreat2017 Budget

2016

Jan 14Feb 11Mar 10
Apr 14May 12Jun 9
Jul 14-CancelledAug 11Sep 8
Oct 13Nov 10Dec 8
2016 BudgetBoard Retreat2016 Audit

2015

Jan 8Feb 12Mar 12
Apr 9May 14Jun 11
Jul 9Aug 13 - CancelledSep 10
Oct 8Nov 12Dec 10
Board Retreat2015 Budget

2014

Jan 9Feb 13 - CancelledRetreat
Mar 13Apr 10May 8
Jun 12Jul 10Jul 28
Aug 14Sep 11Oct 9
Nov 13Dec 182014 Budget
2014 Annual Report

2013

Jan 10Feb 14Retreat
Mar 14Apr 11May 09
June 13July 11Aug 08
Sep 12Oct 10Nov 14
Dec 52013 Report to the NJSL2013 Budget

2012

Jan 2012Feb 2012Retreat 2012
Mar 2012Apr 2012May 2012
June 2012July 2012Aug 2012
Sept 2012Oct 2012Nov 2012
Dec 2012

2011

Jan 2011Feb 2011Retreat 2011
Mar 2011Apr 2011May 2011
June 2011July 2011Aug 2011
Sept 2011Oct 2011Nov 2011
Dec 2011

2010

Jan 2010Retreat 2010Feb 2010
Mar (11) 2010Mar (19) 2010Apr 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
Aug 2010Sept 2010Oct 2010
Nov 2010Dec 2010

 

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