Library Board Minutes February 2017

            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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