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Board Minutes June 2014

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Regular Monthly Meeting

Wednesday June 4, 2014 

Meeting called to order by President Joan Niewiadomski at 6:32 PM.  Trustees present were Anne Billiard, Pat McFarland, and B. R. Smith.  Also present were Library Director Anna LaRue and Sherry Webster.  Sue Warner was absent.

 No Guests or Public Comment

 Treasurer's Report:

  • Agreed upon contract fees are being received from affiliated townships. 
  • A check for the first half of state aid money will be in the amount of $1830.38.
  • Bills were presented for payment.
  • Motion to pay bills by Pat McFall, seconded by B. R. Smith.
  • Motion to accept Treasurer's report by B. R. Smith, seconded by Pat McFarland.  Motion carried. 

Library Director's Report:

  • Library usage statistics by township were presented and discussed.
  • Overall circulation figures and desk income were presented.
  • Summer programs and scheduled dates were discussed.
  • It was decided to purchase and replace books lost in an Alanson patron's apartment fire.
  • Betsey Hill will receive a 50 cent per hour pay increase.
  • FOAL has expressed willingness to pay for the library's involvement in the Ancestry Plus Program.
  • Aprons will be ordered from Karen's Uniforms.  Cost per apron is approximately $8.00.
  • The library will take part in the one-day free park pass program.
  • A change in the library's e-mail password has been suggested by RACC.  Anna will follow up.
  • Anne Billiard moved to accept the report.  Pat McFarland seconded.  Motion carried. 

Unfinished Business:

  • Library financial policy was presented for inclusion in the on-file policies document.
  • The policies will be discussed at a later meeting, probably in November.
  • Motion to approve the financial policy by Pat McFarland, seconded by B. R. Smith.  Motion carried. 

New Business:

  • Board officers were re-elected:  President – Joan Niewiadomski; Vice President – B. R. Smith; Secretary – Sue Warner; Treasurer – Anne Billiard.
  • Joan and Anne reported on their visit to Harbor Springs regarding the library's financial arrangement.  The Harbor Springs Council has voted to approve a 2-year contract.
  • A stipend was approved for Anne Billiard in light of her extensive hours devoted to library budget, forms, reports and other miscellaneous duties.

 Meeting adjourned at 7:22 PM. 

Respectfully submitted,   

B. R. Smith, Vice President

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