Board Minutes September 2014


September 3, 2014
Regular Monthly Meeting

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


  • Minutes of the August 7, 2014 meeting were read and approved.

No Guests or Public Comment:

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Anne presented the bills paid for the month of August, profit and loss statements, and bank statements for initialing.
  • Sue moved to approve the payment of the monthly bills, supported by Pat.   Payment of bills, approved.
  • Liabilities and equities as of August 31, 2014: $163,196.68
  • Penal fines have been received and deposited; amount down from last year
  • $1000.00 grant was received from the Biardi Family Foundation; to be used to purchase materials for young adult and beginning readers
  • Adjustments made to budget due to income that was received prior to the end of the fiscal year.  Approval of budget to be made at October meeting.
  • Short discussion on the minimum wage issue and if it will affect us.
  • BR moved to approve the treasurer’s report, supported by Sue; report approved.

Library Director’s Report:

  • Anna reviewed the cash and usage report for the month.
  • Program report was given.  Rand Shackleton on Sept. 17, at 6:30; David Kaplan on April 15, 2015 on the “Titanic – Survivors and Legacy”.
  • Book Club – still a possibility
  • Discussion concerning the need for a mobile projector or T.V. for our programs.
  • Sue moved to accept the Library Director’s report; BR supported; report accepted

Unfinished Business:

  • Book sale profit was $1200.00

New Business:

  1. The policy which addresses senior patrons outside the contracted areas was discussed.  Anne made a motion to charge an annual fee of $10.00 for those senior patrons living outside the contracted areas, beginning January 1, 2015.  Supported by BR, motion approved.
  2. It was discussed to purchase recycle bags to give away at our book sales.  Sue will check on pricing.
  3. A request was made for more staff participation at library functions when possible.
  4. The need for regular staff meetings was discussed.
  5. Policy reviews will begin with November meeting.
  6. The alarm notification list was reviewed and will be changed based on proximity to the library.   Pat is number 1, Anne – 2, and Joan – 3.


Meeting adjourned 7:35 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Warner, Secretary

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