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 Ginny English, Roxanne Michels, Evie Gill, Susan Punzelt, Greg McHenry, Karen Earlywine and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent were Trustees Bruce Young and Cherie Lehman.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Michels, second by Earlywine to approve as written. Motion carried.
*Finance: Librarian Pennington noted that the painting and the computer upgrade will be paid in April. The Parrish Memorials totaled $880.00 MOTION: McHenry, second by English to approve finance report. Motion carried.
*Book: No report.
*House: Painting has been completed with enough spare paint to continue painting the wall to the restrooms. A possible roofing leak was detected during a hard rain, Mr. Tingley is aware of the previous repair done by Reese. Griffin will call Randy Turner at Larkfield Glass to find out when the stained-glass project will be finished.
Librarian’s Report: The circulation was up from last month. Meeting rooms were used 6 times in March. Big Read discussion was held March 16 with 9 in attendance. An Evening with Jane Austin is scheduled for April 18 with 20 registered. A teenager was caught walking the ledge and was promptly asked to step down. Librarian Pennington is waiting to hear from the Park Board on Shakespeare in the Park. MOTION: Gill, second by Punzelt to approve. Motion carried.
*Friends: The Friends raised $664.25 during the sale and another $279.50 from the bag sale.
Old Business: Pennington shared that the new computers from Parkway Computers will be arriving within a week. Parkway will also provide the mice and keyboards.
Printer installation will be after the new computer system is installed.
New Business: Current officers have agreed to remain in their current offices for the upcoming year. Air conditioner bids from Martin’s Heating and Air and White’s Sheet Metal were reviewed. After discussion, President Griffin called for a vote to accept White’s bid for $16,845. Vote was unanimous. The Pauline McClain Fund will pay for the new units. Librarian Pennington presented the 2017-2018 proposed budget noting that the per capita grant will be $6861.40 and salaries were increased by 2%. MOTION: Michels, second English to accept proposed budget. Motion carried.
Pennington suggested the library take items no longer needed/used or broken to the City-wide Beautification weekend. The board agreed.
Miscellaneous: Librarian Pennington reported that the Polaris upgrade caused printer issues. The Alzheimer’s program was cancelled. The Library is the May display on non-profit entities at First Farmers. The Library received a $200 donation from Edgar County Bank. The board thanked Greg McHenry for his years of service to the Paris Library at this his final meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m. Next meeting is Monday, May 8, 2017.
Evie Gill, Secy.