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 Mary Ann Tucker, Mary Taylor, Roxanne Michels, Susan Punzelt, Amy McGilvrey, Ryan Fehrmann and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent were Trustees Jerry Cockcroft, and Greg McHenry.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Tucker, second Michels to approve minutes as read. Motion carried.
Finance Report. MOTION: Tucker, second Fehrmann to approve report as read. Motion carried.
Book Committee: MOTION Michels, second Taylor to approve 13 titles of nonfiction for purchase through the Lucy Bishop Fund. Motion carried.
*Pennington reported that the elevator passed its recent inspection. Soon an elevator technician will repair a hole in the elevator shaft wall.
Librarian’s Report (Statistics): MOTION: McGilvrey, second Michels to approve report as read. Motion carried.
Friends of the Library: McGilvrey reported that the FOTL will meet on September 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the Gibson Room. On October 21 the Friends is hosting a Harry Potter party at the library for upper elementary children. The Friends will once again host a Christmas program on December 2 at 5:30 p.m. for younger elementary children.
*The first phase of the Gates Grant is complete. Pennington installed the three new computers and one laserjet printer on July 20. Pennington has already submitted the library’s matching Phase 2 money; this clears the library to receive the matching Phase 2 funds.
*Tucker and Michels (members of the finance committee) met with a financial planner recently. Discussion about where to invest the Schwartz Fund money to get the best return.
*The Snap-On Tools account information will be updated by replacing Peg Giesler’s name with Sharon Farris.
*Pennington reported on the September 9 library system restructuring meeting.
*The Review of Standards for the Per Capita Grant application was reviewed.
*The Per Capita Grant funds from the state have not yet been received. MOTION: Tucker, second Fehrman for the library to “borrow” money from the Thelma Andrews fund until the state funds arrive.
* MOTION: Taylor, second Michels to use $500 from the Christie Spung bequest to purchase CDs and DVDs.
Eleanor Holly started working in the Children’s section in August. She replaces Shelby Norman and works from 3:30-5:00 M-F.
*Story hour registration begins this month.
*Latvian librarians will visit the library on September 21.
*Next board meeting is Tuesday, October 12 at 4:30 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.
Mary Taylor, Secretary