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Board Meeting December 2016

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY  

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

                                                                                                                   December 7, 2016

 

The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:00 pm.  Trustees present were Anne Billiard, Pat McFarland, Sue Warner, and BR Smith, and Library Director, Anna LaRue.   No guests were in attendance.

Minutes:      Minutes of the November 3, 2016 regular board meeting were approved as read.

 

Treasurer’s Report: 

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

·         Anne discussed the recent audit.

·         Possible cost cutting measures were discussed

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

Director’s Report:

·         Cash and usage report was reviewed.

·         Book Club review:   9-10 in attendance and discussion went well

·         Programs for 2017 report:

§  April 19, 7:00 pm – Mackinaw Straits Raptor Watch Program

§  June 21, 7:00 pm –Army Corp of Engineers,  Soo Lock Program (tentative)

§  Hope to have Ron Fowler at the Riverfest in August

§  George Colburn – Navajo Code Talkers  (tentative)  

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

Unfinished Business:

·         Treasurer’s position was discussed.  Pat will shadow Anne, and see how things are done.   Anna has also volunteered to take over several of the responsibilities.

·         Board vacancy – this will be tabled until the new village council has had a chance to settle in.

·         Alanson Christmas Open House – Friday, December 10, 5-8 pm.

 

New Business:

·         Discussed the possibility of inviting the Petoskey Library Director to a meeting.  Tabled until February meeting.

·         Trustees and library director will attend Readmond Township meeting on January 4, 2017. The AAPL regular meeting will be January 11. 

·         It was decided board representation at other contracted township meetings would be beneficial.  Dates will be announced at a later date.

·         Policy reviews will be scheduled in 2017.                                                                          

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.       

Respectfully submitted, Sue Warner, Secretary    

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