Board Minutes December 2015


Regular Monthly Board Meeting

December 2, 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, Sue Warner, and BR Smith.    Library Director, Anna LaRue, and employee Sherry Webster were also present.  No guests.

Minutes:   Minutes of the November 4, 2015, meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s Report:

•        Bank statements and bills for November were presented;

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

•         Profit and loss statements were reviewed.

•        Total liabilities and equity as of November 30, 2015; $ 131,036.60

•        Audit report

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

Library Director’s Report:

•        Programs:

                       Story hour – numbers are improving

                       Book Club book of the month: “Orphan Train”.  Meeting - January 19.      

·         Selected policies emailed to attorney for review and not returned yet

·         Lighting issue in office and library area discussed

·         Anna will be away during Christmas week.  Staff covered

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

Unfinished Business:

•        No logos submitted; Sherry will contact Casey for possible entry.

•        Decorating for Christmas – 4:00 pm Friday, 11-4-15

•        Alanson Open House – Friday, December 11, from 5-8.   1 dozen cookies from each trustee

•        Friends Meeting: Book Sale March 12; Wine Tasting event date on hold;  Book purchase for every Alanson 1st grader discussed; Next meeting after book sale in March.

New Business:

·         Minimum wage increaseeffective January 1, 2016, discussed.


Meeting adjourned at 6:55 pm


Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary


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