Library Board Meeting May 2017

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY  

 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

  May 3, 2017

 

The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski at 6:00 pm.  Those present were Anne Billiard, Janet Batog, Pat McFarland, BR Smith, Sue Warner, and  Library Director, Anna LaRue. 

No guests present.

Minutes:     Minutes of the April 13, regular board meeting were approved with one correction.  A question was raised concerning the wording of the March 2, 2017 minutes.  This was also corrected.

 

Treasurer’s Report: 

•        Bills paid for the month of April were presented for initialing.

•        Liabilities and equities as of April 30: $123,221.67

•        State Aid check received

•        Village of Alanson  payment received

•        A donation for $436.05 was received from First Federal of Northern Michigan.

•        Motion was made by BR and supported by Pat to approve payment of April bills.   Payment approved.

•        Motion by Pat and supported by BR to accept the treasurer's report.  Report approved.

 

Director’s Report:

•        Cash and usage report was reviewed. Donations continue to be made, which is nice!

•        Program report:

•        Raptor program had about 40 in attendance.

•        Navajo Code Talkers Program is May 17, at 7:00 pm

•         Book Club book for  June will be: 'The Underground Railroad', by Colson Whitehead

•        Approved purchase of a DVD player

•        Sue Kissinger's evaluation was completed.

•        Anna asked for additional time off over the Memorial Day Holiday.

•        Anne moved to approve report, supported by Pat, report accepted.

 

Unfinished :

•        New trustee/treasurer position will not be official until nominated and approved by the township board at the June meeting.  

•        Official by-laws of the village and township relating to the appointment of library trustees is being reviewed and  updated.

•        Trustees will attend Alanson Village meeting on May 8, at 7:00 pm, and the Maple River Township Council meeting on May 15, at 7:30 pm.

•        Budget workshop meeting is May 24, at 6:00 pm

•        Policy review - each trustee will review policies and any necessary updates and/or changes to be discussed at the June meeting.

 

New Business:

•        FOAL meeting, May 18, at 6:00 pm

•        Approved salary increase for Sue Kissinger

•        Regular meeting and Budget meeting on June 7, at 6:00 pm.  Joan will post budget meeting notice in Harbor Light.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:10 pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Warner, Secretary