Library Board Minutes July 2015

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Regular Monthly Board Meeting

July 1, 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,  B.R.Smith, and Sue Warner.  Library Director, Anna LaRue , and employee, Sherry Webster, were also in attendance. Pat McFarland was absent.

Guests:  Avis Granger

Minutes:   Minutes of the June 10, 2015, meeting were read and with one correction approved.

A brief recognition ceremony honoring, Avis Granger, for her many years of dedicated service was held.  A plaque was given to Avis, but will remain on the wall in the library for the public to see.  Avis shared a few of her many stories with the board.

Treasurer’s Report:

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

•         Sue moved to approve the payment of the June bills, supported by B.R.  Payment approved.

•         Contracts have been honored by all but one township.

•         Total liabilities and equity as of June 30,; $78,346.29

•         State Aid has been received.

•         B.R. moved to accept the treasurer’s report, supported by Sue, report accepted.

 

Library Director’s Report:

•         Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

•         Programs:

        Ancestry.com workshop; June 20, about 9 in attendence.

        Puppet Show, July 11

Titanic Exploration;  with Robert Williams, July 29

Inland Waterway; with Matt Friday, August 19

Petoskey Bumps in the Night, Paranormal Research Group; Oct. 21

•         Discussion on increasing non-resident card fees; technically townships do not have to provide library services.

•         FOIA Procedures and Guidelines Policy presented.  Motion was made by Anne and supported by B.R. to approve the policy as presented with one addendum. The price of copies will be .20 and not .10 cents.  Motion passed.

•         Concern over the legalities of some of our policies was addressed.  Anna will talk with Suzanne and get a recommendation from her.

•         Outside bathroom problem solved

•         Thermostat issue will be addressed by Fairbairn's/Greg

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

 

Unfinished Business:

•         New book shelf information shared;  waiting for color samples.  Sue will order when color is selected

•         Book sale dates, times and staff confirmed

 

New Business:

•         None

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:45

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary