Board Minutes January 2020


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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