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December 2013

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LI BRARY MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

                                                                                           December 5, 2013

 

The December meeting was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:05 p.m.  Trustees present, were Anne Billiard, Sue Warner, and Bonnie Weaver.  Library Director, Anna LaRue, and Sherry Webster were also present.  B.R. Smith was absent.

Minutes:                      

  • Minutes of the November 6, 2013 meeting, were read and approved

 

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Anne presented the bills to be paid, the profit and loss statements, and the bank statements for initialing
  • Sue made the motion to pay the monthly bills, supported by Bonnie.  Motion carried.
  • Total liabilities and equity as of November 30, 2013, $143,827.13.
  • Semi-annual audit completed
  • A review of the annual budget showed an error; motion to approve the amended budget was made by Bonnie and supported by Sue.  Motion approved.
  • After a review of the employee vacation and sick day policy, it was decided that part time employees may have the option of taking the pay or roll over the days not used at the end of the year.
  • Sue moved to accept the treasurer’s report, supported by Bonnie.  Report accepted.

Library Director’s Report:

  • The cash and usage report was discussed.  23 new cards this month, which is good.
  • Huber Center will be a part of our outreach program; books from the library will be rotated on a monthly basis at the center.
  • Several new programs will begin after the New Year.  Mary will have a basic computer class, and there will be a genealogy program, and the children’s reading program will return, as well.
  • Bonnie moved to accept the librarian’s report, supported by Sue.  Motion carried.

Unfinished Business:

  • Book Sale scheduled for March 1, 2014 with set up on Friday, February 28.
  • Christmas Open House – Friday, December 13 from 5-9; FOAL will hand out goodie bags and serve cookies.

New Business:

  • January meeting will be on the 8thbecause of the New Year.
  • The subject of having a credit card for library purchases was discussed.  It was decided to open one through First Federal Bank after the first of the year.
  • The decision was made to pay the part time employees for attending the monthly meetings, as this is not a requirement.  They will be paid for 1 ½ hours.
  • A revision to the circulation policy for checking out CD’s was changed to a limit of 10 per patron.  The circulation policy will be reviewed again in January.

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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