Board Meeting October 2019


Regular Monthly Board Meeting

October 2, 2019           


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, Sue Brants, B.R.Smith, and Sue Warner, and Library Director, Anna LaRue. 

Guests/ Comment:   none

Minutes:   Minutes of the September 4, meeting approved as read.

Treasurer’s Report:

·         Reconciled bank statements  for August,  and bills paid for September  were presented for initialing

·         Checking balance as of  9/23/19, $62,917.19

·         Motion made to approve the payment of bills made by, Sue W., supported by Sue B. Payment approved.

·         Motion made by BR to approve treasurer’s report, supported by Sue B., report approved.

Library Director’s Report:

•         Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

•         Book Club – November’s  read: “The Great Alone”, by Kristin Hannah

•         Programs:

                        Story hour has started again – attendance small

Approximately 30 attended the David Lyle program on September 25.

•         Staffing changes due to Sherry Webster’s resignation were discussed.

•         Anna asked that the organization of book sale books be done by FOAL

•         Saturday hours will be changed to 10-2 year around

•         Two resumes have been accepted to fill the current vacancy. Deadline for submitting is 10/5/19.

•         The Petoskey Schools Literacy Program will use the library for one on one tutoring

Janet made the motion to approve the report, supported by Sue, report approved.

Unfinished Business:

·         None

New business:

·         Wage increases discussed.  An increase of .25 cents an hour for current employees and a starting wage base of $10.00 an hour for new hires were approved.

·         Policy review and updating was discussed.


Next meeting, November 6, 2019.

Meeting adjourned at 7:10 pm


Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Warner, Secretary       

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