The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:30 p.m. by Vice President Roxanne Michels. In attendance were Mary Taylor, Greg McHenry, Karen Earlywine, Ginny English, Sue Punzelt, Sharon Farris, Evie Gill and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent was President George Griffin.
Oath of Office: Evie Gill and Ginny English were sworn in as new trustees.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: McHenry, second Punzelt to approve December 14 minutes with the correction of Ginny (not Jenny) English’s name. Motion carried.
Correspondence, communications and public comments: None.
Finance Report: MOTION: McHenry, second Earlywine to approve December report, to recognize December checks and deposits and invoices for payment, and to authorize the purchase of 30 adult fiction, seven adult non-fiction, 20 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: McHenry, second English to approve the December report. Motion carried. Members read the December Review.
Old Business: MOTION: McHenry, second Punzelt for Pennington to purchase a new Konika Minolta C224e color copier/printer/scanner for CDS Office Technologies for $3495.00. Motion carried.
*Illinois Heartland Library System is trying to facilitate a voluntary move to common loan periods.
*MOTION: Taylor, second McHenry for the library to provide a location for Paris Center of Fine Arts volunteers to sell event tickets for the PCFA. Motion carried.
New Business: MOTION: Michels, second McHenry to discontinue participating in the Illinois Funds/e-Pay program. Motion carried.
*MOTION: McHenry, second Michels to approve board meeting schedule and closing dates for 2016. Motion carried.
*Pennington submitted the Per Capita grant application to the state library.
Miscellaneous: Pennington reported that IHLS will conduct a Polaris upgrade on January 18.
Meeting adjourned 5:10 p.m. Next meeting is Monday, February 8, 2016.
Mary Taylor, Secretary