The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:30 p.m. by President Sharon
Farris. In attendance were Trustees Greg McHenry, Mary Taylor, Sue Punzelt, Ryan Fehrmann, Mary Ann
Tucker, Roxanne Michels and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent was Trustee Amy McGilvrey.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Tucker, second McHenry to approve minutes with correction.
Under “House Committee,” McHenry did not replace the two emergency lights. Revise to read, “McHenry
reported that two emergency lights were replaced on December 8.” Motion carried.
Finance Report: MOTION: McHenry, second Tucker to approve report as read. Motion carried.
Book Committee: MOTION: Michels, second Punzelt to approve 9 titles of nonfiction for purchase through
the Lucy Bishop Fund. Motion carried.
House Committee: McHenry reported that Dale Martin repaired the lights above the front desk. Fehrmann
and McHenry will seek information and estimates about replacing front exterior doors.
Librarian’s Report (Statistics): 381 items were checked out on one busy day in December. MOTION:
McHenry, second Fehrmann to approve report as read. Motion carried.
Friends of the Library: No report.
*Staff Appreciation: Farris reported that McGilvrey sent Christmas cards to staff in December 2010. Farris
requested that McGilvrey be reimbursed for the cost of the cards and postage. MOTION: McHenry, second
Tucker to reimburse from petty cash. Motion carried.
*George Griffin, Angela Griffin and Aaron Rhoads have all expressed interest in being on the library board.
Pennington will submit their names to the mayor to assist in his decision to replace retired board member Jerry
*Pennington reported that the library needs new modems to increase available bandwidth and to upgrade the
network to better coordinate computers. She reported that Gates grant funds may be used to purchase these
items. MOTION: Fehrmann, second McHenry to buy a set of two modems and have them installed.
*Pennington distributed a copy of a revised Emergency Closing Policy (see attached). The red-lettered text will
be substituted for the strikeout phrases. The revision will be added to Staff Procedures.
*MOTION: Michels, second Tucker for Pennington to purchase a disc repair machine for around $500. Motion
*The “Bring ‘Em Back” campaign started January 3. Patrons have returned 3 books via the drop box since.
The staff has mailed a “Bring ‘Em Back” letter to all patrons with lost items.
*WalMart gave the library the store’s 9-foot Christmas tree complete with lights and ornaments.
*Freestanding magazine shelves have been moved from the reference room to allow more floor space.
Current magazines all fit on the west wall of the reference room. The Magazine Giveaway of old magazines is
*Pennington purchased a new laminator to replace the old broken one with $229.00 from the Christmas book
sale proceeds of $294.85.
Meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, Mary Taylor, Secretary