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Board Minutes November 2015

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Regular Monthly Board Meeting

November 4, 2015

 

The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:00 p.m.  Trustees present were Anne Billiard, Pat McFarland, BR Smith and Sue Warner.  Library Director, Anna LaRue, and employee Sherry Webster were also present.

Minutes:   Minutes of the October 6, 2015, meeting were approved as presented.

Treasurer’s Report:

•        Bank statements and bills for October were presented

•        Motion was made by BR to approve the bill payments for October; supported by Sue. Motion approved. 

•         Profit and loss statements were presented.

•        Total liabilities and equity as of October 31, 2015: $136,408.21

•        The budget for 2014-2015 was reviewed; Sue made the motion to make adjustments to the budget line item and the payroll item: increasing the book budget from $11,000 to $20,000; the payroll budget from $65,500 to $75,000; and $50,000 be put into a CD at First Federal.  Motion supported by BR.  Motion approved.

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

Library Director’s Report:

•        Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

•        Programs:

                       Approx. 38 attended the Paranormal Program

                       Story Hour continues to struggle with low attendance

                          Book Club, will not meet this month    

·         Library Law and Computer and Internet Use Policies were reviewed corrections made and will be sent back to library attorney for review.

•        No response from the logo contest letters

•        Zinio renewal discussed; decision was made not to renew the online magazine subscription @ $550.00 per year

•        Rural Libraries Conference will be May 4-6 at the Grand

•        Anna will be on vacation from February 7-21.

•        Pat made the motion to approve the director’s report, supported by BR, report approved.

Unfinished Business:

·         A letter of acknowledgement was received from the Triangle Community Foundation for donation made in memory of Elizabeth Elder, to be used for cat sheltering enhancement.

New Business:

·         Alanson Christmas Open House will be December 11 from 5-8. Library will be open – trustees to provide cookies.

·         No date set for Friends Meeting

·         FYI – local revenues have not increased

·         Discussion as to spring book sale event – to have or not to have?

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:20

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

 

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