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Board Meeting December 2014

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY MONTHLY MEETING

December 3, 2014

 

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

Guests and Public Comment:

  • Shelly Greyerbiehl, secretary of FOAL, was present and discussed an upcoming fund raising event.  On February 7, there will be a wine and cheese tasting at the Crooked Vine Vineyard and Winery.   50 tickets will be sold at $20.00 each, the time is from 6-8 pm.  Anne made the motion to allow the tickets to be sold at the library.  BR supported the motion.  Motion approved.
  • Shelly also informed the board that they had paid for the recycle bags and our new computer
  • Members of the Friends Group would like to become more active in the library and hope to attend more regular meetings.

Minutes:                      

  • Minutes of the November 5, 2014 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 BR. Motion carried.
  • Total liabilities and equity as of November 30, 2014. $122,648.60.
  • Semi-annual audit scheduled for December 4, 2014.
  • FIY….a check of our contents insurance with Burley’s will be made after the first of the year.
  •  Sue moved to accept the treasurer’s report, supported by BR Report accepted.

Library Director’s Report:

  • The cash and usage report was discussed.
  • The book club is still on schedule.   After the first of the year on the third or fourth Tuesday at 4:0 pm.
  • A letter was received from Robin explaining that she will no longer be able to work at the library due to family health issues.
  • Anna will be gone from the 11-22 of February.
  • Anne moved to accept the librarian’s report, supported by Sue.  Motion carried.

Unfinished Business:

  • Christmas Open House – Friday, December 12, from 5-8; everyone was asked to furnish a dozen cookies.
  • Josh Wyatt was contacted concerning the lighting issue.    Very busy at this time, but will do it as soon as possible.
  • Library Policies were reviewed once more.  Sue moved to approve the new revised polices, to take effect January 1, 2015.

Supported by Pat, policies approved.

New Business:

  • January meeting will be on the 7th.
  • Library Week will be discussed in February.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary 

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