February 8, 2016

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:30 p.m. by President George Griffin.  In attendance were Mary Taylor, Karen Earlywine, Ginny English, Sue Punzelt, Roxanne Michels, Evie Gill and Librarian Teresa Pennington.  Absent were Trustees Greg McHenry and Sharon Farris.

Minutes of Previous Meeting:  MOTION:  Gill, second English to approve January 8 minutes.  Motion carried.

Correspondence, communications and public comments:  None.

Finance Report:  MOTION:  Michels, second Punzelt to approve the January report, to recognize January checks and deposits, February invoices for payment, and to authorize the purchase of 14 adult fiction, eight adult non-fiction, 16 children’s fiction, and two children’s non-fiction titles from Baker & Taylor.  Motion carried.

Book Committee:  No report.

House Committee:  None.

Friends of the Library:  No report.

Librarian’s Report (Statistics):  MOTION:  Punzelt, second Gill to approve the January report.  Motion carried.  Members read the January Review.

Old Business:  The maintenance agreement cost for the new copier is significantly less than that of the old copier.  Our library has lowered the cost of color copies and now offers patrons a ‘scan to USB’ feature.
*The ePay/Illinois Funds account was closed on January 28 and the balance of $13.10 transferred to the library checking account on January 29.

New Business:  Evie Gill will fill Ryan Fehrmann’s place on the Finance/Budget Committee.
*Money from the Christy Spung Memorial account will be transferred to the library General Fund to hire a temporary Children’s Services Coordinator for the summer.
*IHLS is experiencing a 42% decrease in its annual appropriations from the Illinois State Library/Secretary of State for FY 2015-2016.  The decrease will not affect members services at this time.
Miscellaneous:  None.
Meeting adjourned 5:10 p.m.  Next meeting is Monday, March 14, 2016.

Respectfully Submitted,
Mary Taylor, Secretary