The 2018 Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library Board Of Trustees started the year at an earlier time, a week later, and with a slight hiccup. It had to postpone the election of officers when there was a 4-4 vote split between the two candidates for board president – Dexter Delacruz and Jeffrey Regan. The tie could not be broken due to the absence of the municipal liaison. The appointed liaison from the governing body this year is Councilman-At-Large Joseph DeIorio but he had notified the board of his absence due to a previously scheduled engagement. Mayor Carl Hokanson is a default liaison since he is an ex-officio and can sit on any board and committee but was not at the meeting.
Brooke Paskewich and Jenny Lichtenwalner joined the board this year. Ms. Paskewich was appointed to her first full five-year term, having filled a one-year vacancy when Patricia Butler resigned in October of 2016 (link). Former library board president Lichtenwalner returned as a trustee after not being reappointed in 2015, having filled a vacancy in July of 2012 when Andrew Casais resigned from the board.
With the nomination of president postponed, the nominations for vice-president, treasurer, and secretary were also put off until the next board meeting in February. The meeting continued with the board voting to have 2017 officers maintain their positions until then.
A significant change in meetings was the start time which moved up 15 minutes to 6:45 p.m. With the exception of this month’s meeting, all regular trustee meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of the month at the library – there are no scheduled meetings in July or August. The Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library is located at 404 Chestnut Street. Board meetings are open to the public.
A listing of ten (10) meeting dates is available below:
- January 24, 2018
- February 21, 2018
- March 21, 2018
- April 18, 2018
- May 16, 2018
- June 20, 2018
- September 19, 2018
- October 17, 2018
- November 21, 2018
- December 19, 2018
Members of the 2018 Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library Board Of Trustees are:
- Joseph DeIorio (council representative)
- Dexter Delacruz
- Donna Glomb (school district representative)
- Jenny Lichtenwalner
- Audra Osorio (library director)
- Brooke Paskewich
- Jeffrey Regan
- Kathleen ‘Cass’ Roty
- Rashmi Sheth