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Board Meeting October 2014

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD

October 2, 2014 - Regular Monthly Meeting 

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

Minutes:

  • Minutes of the September 3, 2014, meeting, were read and with one correction were approved.

No Guests or Public Comment:

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Anne presented the bills paid for the month of September, 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 September 30, 2014: $14,214.68
  • Anne worked with Linda Harris on the 2013-2014 budget.  Pat made the motion to accept the amended 2013-2014 budget.  Supported by Sue.  Motion approved.
  • Sue moved to approve the treasurer’s report, supported by Pat, report approved.

Library Director’s Report:

  • Anna reviewed the cash and usage report for the month.
  • A new computer will be delivered and set up on October 20 by Jean from UPROC.
  • Book Club on hold another month as our volunteer has a new baby…..
  • Sherry returns on October 27; Robin will continue to work when needed.
  • Anna will attend an UPROC training session at Sault St. Marie on October 24.
  • The decision was made to close for the Thanksgiving holiday at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, and reopen on Saturday, November 29.
  • Pat moved to accept the Library Director’s report;  Sue supported; report accepted

Unfinished Business:

  1. The purchase of book totes was discussed; several samples were presented and pricing.  350 will be ordered in dark green with white printing.
  2.  Library Policies will be reviewed in November.

New Business:

  • FOAL – next meeting sometime in October
  • UPROC has contacted BR as to his becoming a member of their library council/board for one year.
  • DDA meeting discussed; they are requesting all business to build a ‘scarecrow’ and display it outside their business. 

 

Meeting adjourned 6:55 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Warner, Secretary

 

 

 

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