October 2017


Regular Monthly Board Meeting

October 4, 2017


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


Minutes:   Minutes of the September 6, 2017 meeting were approved with corrections.

Treasurer’s Report:

•         Bank statements and bills for September  were presented;

•         Motion was made by Sue to approve the bill payments for September; supported by Pat.  Payment approved. 

•          Profit and loss statements were presented.

•         Total liabilities and equity as of September 30, 2017: $194,030.58

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

Library Director’s Report:

•         Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

•         Programs:

                       October 12, at &:00pm; “Haunts of Mackinac”; will b the last program for 2017

                          Book Club book of the month: “The Glass Castle”, by Jeannette Walls      

·         Alanson  H.S. English classes will visit library for an orientation program

·         Anna reported on the UPROC conference she attended

·         The need for more adult information for job searches, tax help, etc., has been noticed

·         A lender policy was drawn up for the Ukulele lender program and Ron is working on beginner music

·         Sherry returns October 23.

·         Anna will order 4 sets of new shelving from Demco (8 total)

·         Anna will be gone from October 14-21. Discussion followed concerning the number of vacations days allowed after four years of employment.  Currently 12 are allowed after 4 years of employment.   Anna will be allowed 15 days before the end of this year, with the roll-over of_? days to next year.  This number to be determined at a later date.

·         A letter from Betsey Hill was read concerning vacation days , for part time employees, after three years of employment.  After some discussion an amendment to the employee’s handbook was made.  0.25 leave days per month was eliminated.  Part time employees working:  0-3years -3 days; 4-7 years -4; 7+ - 5 days.

·         Paying employees to attend regular board meetings was discussed and the decision was made to discontinue this practice.

·         Sue moved to accept the director’s report, supported by Pat; report approved

Unfinished Business:

•         The Friendship Township Board meeting is November 1, at 7:00 pm. 

•         Regular monthly meeting will be moved to Thursday, November2.


New Business:

·         Joan requested that board members notify her if unable to attend meetings.

·         New custodian is, Brian Johnson, he is doing a fine job.


Meeting adjourned at 7:20 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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