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Board Minutes January 2020

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Regular Monthly Board Meeting

 January 8, 2020     

 

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, BR Smith, and Sue Warner, and Library Director, Anna LaRue. Sue Brants was absent.

Minutes:   Minutes of the December 4, meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s Report:

·         Reconciled bank statements for November were presented for initialing.

·         Bills paid for the month of December were reviewed

·         Motion to approve bill payments for December was made by BR and supported by Sue.  Payments approved.

·         Utility bills was a topic of discussion

·         Janet discussed the issues she encounters using the current Quick Books Program; it was decided to allow her to change to a more user friendly program.

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

Library Director’s Report:

•         Monthly cash and usage report for December was reviewed.

•         Book Club book for the month of February:  “Virgil Wander”, by Leif Enger.

•         Snow removal is being done

•         Only one interested party showed up for the census recording position

•         Rural Library Conference is April 13-15 at the Grand Traverse Resort

•         Holiday closing dates for 2020, were reviewed for the calendar

•         Need for (4) new patron chairs was discussed and Sue will check into replacing them.

•         Serious discussion was had in regards to shelf space running out! Options?

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

Unfinished Business:

·         The FOAL Wine Tasting fundraiser will be, February 8, from 6-8 pm. Tickets are $25.00

 

New Business:

·         Evaluation forms for Anna will be available at the February meeting; review in March.

·         Joan will be away from Feb.20-April 8.

·         April meeting date moved to the 9th.

·         Book sale scheduled for Saturday, March 14, from 10-2.  Set up on Friday at 5:30.

·         Next meeting February 5.

 

Meeting Adjourned at 7:30 pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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