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Board Minutes January 2017

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY
REGULAR BOARD MEETING

January  11, 2017

 

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

Minutes:     Minutes of the December 7, 2016 regular board meeting were approved as read.

 

Treasurer’s Report: 

·         Reconciled bank statements for November and December were presented for initialing.

·           Bills paid for December were presented; Sue moved to approve payment, supported by Pat.  Bill payment approved.

·          Payments from both the village and township have been received.

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

Director’s Report:

·         Cash and usage report was reviewed.

·         Program report:

o     Book Club met on 1/4/17; Book for February is “Follow the River”,  by James Alexander Thom

o    May 17, 7:00 pm; “Navajo Code Talkers”, with George Colburn

o    June 21, 7:00 pm; “Soo Locks and World War II”

o    Ron Fowler Story Program – Riverfest (August 12) not confirmed

o    Bill Jamerson, “Up in the U.P.”, August? not confirmed

o    “Michigan Residents in the Civil War”, with David Lyle – not confirmed

·         Closing dates set for the coming year

·         Ukulele lending program discussed

·         Official notice from the state, we are now a level 3 library (11,600) due to the decrease in the service area

·         Last month’s electric bill questioned; higher than usual

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

Unfinished:

·         New trustee position was tabled until next meeting

·         Pat will not be taking over the treasurer’s position

·         Readmond Twp.meeting was discussed; all in agreement is was a good presentation

 

New Business:

·         Visits to remaining contracted township meetings to be announced

·         It was suggested that we attend the Good Hart Mini Fair to promote the library

·         Wine and Cheese Tasting – February 18, Crooked Vine Vineyard and Winery -Tickets coming soon.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:40               

Respectfully submitted, Sue Warner, secretary

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