Board Minutes October 2015


Regular Monthly Board Meeting

October 6, 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 and Sue Warner.  Library Director, Anna LaRue, and employee Sherry Webster were also present.  BR Smith and Pat McFarland were absent.


Minutes:   Minutes of the September 2, 2015, meeting were approved as presented.

Treasurer’s Report:

•        Bank statements and bills for August and September were presented;

•        Motion was made by Joan to approve the bill payments for August; supported by Sue. Motion approved.  Sue made the motion to approve the payment of the September bills; supported by Joan.  Motion approved.

•         Profit and loss statements were presented.

•        Exceptionally large penal fine payment this year – no reason given for this

•        Total liabilities and equity as of September 30, 2015: $116,393.50

•        The finalized budget for 2014-2015 was reviewed; Sue made the motion to approve finalized budget for 2014-2015, motion supported by Joan.  Budget approved.

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

Library Director’s Report:

•        Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

•        Programs:

                       Approx. 53 attended the Wolf Program

                       October 21, @ 7:00 p.m. Petoskey Group/ Paranormal Program

                       Story Hour is again in place; First meeting 10/6, no one attended?

                          Book Club, book of the month: “Peaches for Monsieur le cure’     

·         Selected policies were emailed to attorney for review.

·         Issue of two out of service area students discussed; library privileges  approved

·         Anna reported on  the Nor-Cor Meeting she attended

·         Sherry returns for the winter on October 26.

·         Anne moved to accept the director’s report, supported by Sue; report approved

Unfinished Business:

•        Book sale profit was $1118.00

•        No response from the logo contest letters

•        Sue reported on the Trustee’s Conference, she and BR attended.

New Business:

·         None


Meeting adjourned at 7:15

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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