Board Minutes June 2015


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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