Board Meeting September 2016

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

 September 7, 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, BR Smith, and Library Director, Anna LaRue.   No guests were in attendance.

Minutes:   Minutes of the August 3, 2016 meeting were approved as read.

                    

Treasurer’s Report: 

·         Bills paid for July and August were presented; Pat made the motion to approve the payment of the July/August bills, supported by BR.  Payment approved.

·         Reconciled bank statements for July and August were presented for initialing and approval.

·         Liabilities and Equities as of August 31, $180,913.53

·         All contracts and payments have been received from the townships

·         Penal fine check – larger than budgeted

·         Pat made the motion to approve the amended 2015-2016 budget; supported by Sue.  Budget approved.

·         Sue moved to accept the treasurer’s report, supported bypath, report accepted.

 

Director’s Report:

·         Cash and usage report was reviewed; still issuing good number of new cards.

·         Program report:

Ron Fowler’s story hour will begin on September 20. 

Bob Tagatz – History of the Grand is 9/14/16 at 7:00 pm

Pumpkin Carving on 9/17/16; Drawing to be held to win the carved pumpkins

·         Unique Management Program – has been discontinued

·         Book Club – George Kirkby has expressed interest in organizing group again

·         Blissfest will be giving ukulele lessons at the school; more information to follow

·         Anna will order flash drives to be available for sale to patrons

·         The issue of putting ‘library parking’ signs in front of the library was discussed. Anna will contact Dan.

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

 

Unfinished Business:

·         Book Sale profit - $1,400.00 plus

 

New Business:

·         Need for some standing fans was discussed – Anna will purchase them.

          Anne announced that she will be resigning/retiring from the AAPL Board in June, 2017.

 

Next meeting - October 5

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary