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Library Board Minutes February 2017

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
            February 1, 2017

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 January 11, 2017, regular board meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer's Report:

·         Bills paid for January were presented; BR made the motion to approve the payment of the January bills,

supported by Pat. Payment approved.

·         December's electric bill was corrected by Dan Plasencia; an average was taken, and the charge was split

·         Total liabilities and equities: $157,949.47

Sue 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; "Post Cards from the Edge", by Carrie Fisher is the March book.

·         Confirmed Programs for 2017 report:

·          Ron Fowler at Riverfest August 12, at 11:00 am

·          Bill Jamerson, "It's Daylight in the Swamps!"; July 26, 7:00 pm

·          David Lyle; a Northern Michigan and the Civil War's Michigan Cavalry Brigade", May 31, 7:00pm

·         Still no response from Jim Gillespie in regards to the Ukulele program

·         Anna, will again work at, Project Connect on March 15 from 3-5

·         The Good Hart Mini Fair is Sunday, July 16, from 10-3. The cost for a booth is $35.00

·         Sherry's evaluation is complete; salary was increased by .25

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

Unfinished Business:

·         Treasurer's position was discussed. Anna will canvas the Friends Group for possible candidates

·         Wine Tasting fund raiser is February 18, from 6-8 pm

·         Review of policies in May

New Business:

·         Anna's evaluation scheduled for February 25; review at March meeting

·         Change in April meeting date to Thursday March 13.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Sue Warner, Secretary

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