The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:30 p.m. by President Greg McHenry. In attendance were Mary Taylor, Aaron Rhoads, Sharon Farris, Susan Punzelt, Roxanne Michels, Ryan Fehrmann, Amy McGilvrey and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent was Trustee George Griffin.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Punzelt, second McGilvrey to approve as read. Motion carried.
Finance Report: MOTION: Michels, second Fehrmann to approve January report, to recognize January checks and deposits, invoices for payment, and to authorize the purchase of 21 adult fiction, seven adult nonfiction, 17 children’s fiction, four children’s non-fiction, and four young adult titles from Baker & Taylor. Motion carried. MOTION: McGilvrey, second Michels to approve February report, recognize February checks and deposits and invoices for payment. Motion carried.
Book Committee: No report.
House Committee: Pennington reported that the broken drop box and men’s restroom lock were repaired, and that some windows in the reading and reference rooms are leaking.
Librarian’s Report (Statistics): MOTION: Fehrmann, second Farris to approve January report. Motion carried. MOTION: McGilvrey, second Michels to approve February report. Motion carried.
Friends of the Library: This Saturday FOTL will host a discussion of The Magnificent Ambersons at 2:00 p.m. The book sale will be held Friday March 21 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for FOTL members, and Saturday March 22 from 10-4 for the general public.
Unfinished Business: None.
New Business: MOTION: Farris, second Rhoads to accept Reference and Reader’s Advisory Service Policy revision. Motion carried.
*Requirements for the FY2015 Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants were reviewed.
*MOTION: Fehrmann, second Punzelt to accept proposed Library Budget May 2014-April 2015. Motion carried.
*MOTION: Michels, second Taylor to make Debra Sims full time and provide health insurance. Motion carried. Marge Vullo has retired. Cara Hall’s hours will be increased.
*MOTION: McGilvrey, second Punzelt to move to an annual schedule of library open hours per recommendation (see attached) starting June 1, 2014. Motion carried.
Librarian’s Announcements: The library received $1000 from WalMart for job hunting/preparation materials and has been awarded $1,000 from Another Opportunity for Back2Books grant for children’s biographies.
*Mike Lunsford will speak at the library at 6:30 p.m. March 13.
Meeting adjourned 5:45 p.m. Next meeting is Monday, April 14, 2014.
Mary Taylor, Secretary