Board Meeting July 2016



July 6, 2016

The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:10 pm.  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 were in attendance.

Minutes:    Minutes of the June 1, annual budget meeting were approved as read.

                    Minutes of the June 1, 2016 regular board meeting were approved as read.


Treasurer’s Report: 

·         Bills paid for June were presented; Sue made the motion to approve the payment of the June bills, supported by Pat.  Payment approved.

·         Reconciled bank statements for June were presented for initialing and approval.

·         Liabilities and Equities as of June 30, $108,696.46

·         Pat moved to accept the treasurer’s report, supported by BR, report accepted.


Director’s Report:

·         Cash and usage report was reviewed.

·         Program report:

Ron Fowler’s story hour is going well – number up to 18 some days.

June 20, Robotics Week – Inland Lakes team was here for demos, good turn out

July 16, Puppet Show; July 20, Bismark Program; July 30th, Ron Fowler’s Program

·         Unique Management Program – after 90 day trial plus extra 30 days; does not seem to be working.

·         Library cards for Springvale residents expired as of July 1.

·         Because of the withdrawal of Springvale, our library level may be questioned and how it will (if any) affect us.

·         Sue moved to accept the director’s report, supported by Anne.  Report accepted.


Unfinished Business:

·         Bathroom update and discussion from Anne and BR after attending the Alanson Village Council meeting.  THEY WERE CLOSED ON THE 4TH OF JULY!!!

·         Harbor Springs City Council meeting and Little Traverse Township meeting both proved to be very positive and both councils have signed service contracts.  All contracts have been returned except Harbor Springs.   Not all per capita fees have been paid at this time.


New Business:

·         Riverfest – August 12, 13, 14.   Book Sale, Saturday 10-2; Sun. 1-3et up Friday 5:00.

·         Anne discussed setting up a Face Book account to reach more people with library happenings.


Next meeting - August 3, 6:00 p.m.


Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary   

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