Board Meeting February 2018


Regular Monthly Board Meeting

 February 7, 2018          


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 Janet Batog, Pat McFarland, BR Smith, Sue Warner, and library director, Anna LaRue. 


Minutes:   Minutes of the January 3, 2018 meeting were approved with two corrections.

Treasurer’s Report:

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

        Janet will now be doing payroll; Anna will help when needed.

        Motion was made by Sue to approve the bill payments; supported by BR. Motion approved. 

         Profit and loss statements were presented.

        Total liabilities and equity as of January 31, 2018: $152,499.90

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

Library Director’s Report:

        Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

        Book Club book for March:  individuals to choose between: “Into No Man’s Land”, by Richard C. Bachus or, “A Star for Mrs. Blake”, by April Smith.


                       May 23 at 7:00 pm, Howard Rice (local author) will present, “ Voyage of  Southern Cross”.

                       Ukulele Lending Program – off and rolling

·         New contract waiver for non-profits from LAMA was discussed

·         The idea of doing story hours or having ‘sub stations’ to service outlying townships was discussed.

·         New scanner in operation

·         Anna will be doing an article for the News Review in April

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

Unfinished Business:

        Anna’s evaluation due at March meeting; Evaluation forms were handed out, due back by Feb. 14.

        FOAL Wine Tasting is February 10, from 6-8, at the Crooked Vine Winery


New Business:

·         Book Sale is March 10-11.

·         April and May meetings rescheduled:  April 11 and May 9 are the new dates.

·         West Traverse Township meeting April 10, at 7:00 pm


Meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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