Board Minutes - May 2015 Regular Meeting

Regular Monthly Board Meeting

 May 13, 2015            


The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:05 p.m.  Trustees present were Anne Billiard, Pat McFarland, B.R.Smith, and Sue Warner.  Library Director, Anna LaRue was also in attendance.

Minutes:   Minutes of the April 16, 2015, meeting were read and with one correction approved.

Treasurer’s Report:

·         Bank statements for April, bills to be paid, and profit and loss statements were presented.

·         Sue moved to approve the payment of the April bills, supported by Pat. Payment approved.

·         A propose budget outline was passed out for the trustees to review prior to meeting on 6/20/15.

·         Contract notices were sent to the townships.

·         Total liabilities and equity as of April 30, 2015: $58,168.34B.

·         B.R. moved to accept the treasurer’s report, supported by Pat, reported accepted.


Library Director’s Report:

·         Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

·         Programs:

o    Amelia Earhart Program on hold at this time.

        Ancestry.com workshop; June 20,

 Titanic Exploration; July 29

 Inland Waterway; August DTBA

·         Book Club: met early this month. Book for May is: “ Simple Gifts: Lessons in Living from a Shaker Village”, by June Sprigg

·         An incident in the library was discussed, and Anna will talk with Suzanne at UPROC for some direction.

·         Betsy’s evaluation is due in the next few weeks.

·         There was a scheduled staff meeting on April 24, another will be scheduled in the fall.

·         Sue moved to approve the Director’s report; supported by B.R., report approved.


Unfinished Business:

·         Update on contents insurance. Pro-rated premium for new policy has been paid.

·         Budget workshop: May 20 @ 6:00; Annual Budge Meeting: June 10 @ 6:00, prior to regular meeting.

·         FOAL meeting – June 1 @6:30.


New Business:

·         Avis Granger recognition event discussed; Joan will talk to Avis as to what will work best.


Meeting adjourned at 6:55.

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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