Board Minutes April 2019

Regular Monthly Board Meeting - April 10, 2019


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


Minutes:   Minutes of the March 6, meeting were approved with two corrections.

Treasurer’s Report:

·         Reconciled bank statements and bills paid for March were presented for initialing.

·         Received check from Littlefield Township

·         Motion to approve bill payments for March was made by Sue W. and supported by Joan.  Payments approved.

·         Motion to approve report made by Sue W. supported by Joan.   Report approved.

Library Director’s Report:

•         Monthly cash and usage report for March was presented.

•         Book Club, book of the month is carried over from April. : “Educated”, by Tara Westover

•         Programs:

1.       May 22, at 7:00 pm; Ashley Bur,  “Star Gazing and More”, at the Headlands Sky Park

2.       June 26, at 7:00 pm; Tom Bailey, talks about his book, “A North Country Almanac”

3.       July 31, at 7:00 pm; David Kaplan, “ Midnight Heroes: Titanic’s Musicians”

4.       August 28, at 7:00 pm; Gregory Sumner, “Michigan POW Camps in WWII”

5.       September 25, at 7:00 pm; David Lyle, “The Forgotten Battle: The Japanese Occupation of the Aleutian Islands in WWII”.

·         April 29, Ron Fowler returns, and Sherry will be working Saturdays only.

·         Anna attended the April (March 26) meeting at Friendship Township

·         The mobile library service will begin in May for Readmond and Friendship Townships

·         Two old computers sold for a donation

·         One light fixed in foyer on March 26; still waiting on 2 more parts.

·         Three year maintenance contract approved with Sherrin Heating and Cooling for $199.00 per year.

·         5 new student library cards, as a result of Anna’s visit to the parent/teacher conferences.

·         Window tinting estimates were discussed; waiting for an estimate for an optional tinted window shade.

·         Janet moved to approve the director’s report, supported by Sue W., report approved.

Unfinished Business:

·         Readmond Township visit will be May 1, at 7:00.

·         Pay increase for Anna was discussed; Janet will check figures and a decision made; will be retroactive as of March 1, 2019.

·         Book sale discussed

New Business:

·         Budget workshop is May 8, at 6:00 pm

·         Budget meeting will be May 23, at 6:00 pm

·         Sue Kissinger’s evaluation due this month.


Meeting Adjourned at 6:52 pm

Respectfully submitted, Sue Warner, Secretary

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