Board Meeting January 2018


Regular Monthly Board Meeting

 January 3, 2018          


The first monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board for 2018, was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:00 p.m.  Trustees present were Janet Batog, Pat McFarland, BR Smith and Sue Warner, and Library Director, Anna LaRue.  

Minutes:   Minutes of the December 14, 2017 meeting were approved as read.


Treasurer’s Report:

•        Bank statements and bills for December were presented for initialing.

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

•         Profit and loss statements were presented.

•        Total liabilities and equity as of December 31, 2017: $144,035.83

•        Audit reviews were distributed and audit discussed

•        Janet recommended she talk to an account to clean up ‘Quick Books’ to simplify statements.  Approved by board.

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


Library Director’s Report:

•        Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

•        Programs:

                              Book Club book of the month: “Wicked Takes the Witness Stand”, by Mardi Jo Link     

·         Alanson  H.S. English classes – Anna proposed attending the next parent teacher conference to get parental information for library cards

·         Project Connect, is February 28

·         April 30-May2 is the Rural Libraries Conference at the Grand Traverse Resort

·         UPROC uproar discussed; more information will be forthcoming

·         Holiday closing dates for the 2018 calendar were set

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

Unfinished Business:

•        Letter from Bob Sanford was discussed and the need to attend a West Traverse township meeting in the spring

•        Wm. Wortley donation discussed


New Business:

·         Anna’s evaluation will be next month

·         March meeting – 7th; April meeting -11th; due to trustees vacation schedules


Meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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