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Board Minutes December 2015

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

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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