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Board Minutes June 2015

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Regular Monthly Board Meeting

June 10, 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, employees Sherry Webster and Betsy Hill were also present.

Minutes:   Minutes of the May 20, meeting approved at budget meeting.

 

Treasurer’s Report:

•         Bank statements for May, bills to be paid, and profit and loss statements were presented.

•         Sue moved to approve the payment of the May bills, supported by Pat. Payment approved

•         Total liabilities and equity as of May 31, 2015: $63,480.79.

•         Contract payments from some of the townships have been received.

•         Rent from township has been received and a partial payment from village

•         A partial payment of state aid was received - questionable

•         Pat, moved to accept the treasurer’s report, supported by Sue, reported accepted.

 

Library Director’s Report:

•         Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

•         Programs:

        Ancestry.com workshop; June 20,;  7 registered as of now

 Titanic Exploration; July 29

 Inland Waterway; August DTBA

•         Brief township contract discussion

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

 

Unfinished Business:

•         Avis Granger appreciation day discussed.  B.R. talked with Avis, and she does not want any type of recognition.   He will talk with her again, and invite her to a meeting so we an show her the plaque.

•         Both Sue and Betsey's evaluations due in the next week.

 

New Business:

•         Book sale: August 14, set up @ 5:00; August 15, sale 10-3; and August 16, sale 1-3; and clean up.   Book bags on sale for $2.00 and given to customers with $10.00 or more purchase.  Tables are needed.......

•          A new library patron harassment policy was discussed.  Anna will talk with Suzanne and perhaps arrange a conference call to clarify our concerns and the legal aspects of such policies.

•         Election of officers:  Sue made the motion that the present slate of officers remain so, for the 2015-2016 year.  Motion supported by B.R.  Officers elected.

•         Betsey and Sherry presented information they gathered at the 'Library of Michigan Conference', they attended and became certified.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:28

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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