December 14, 2015

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, Greg McHenry, Roxanne Michels, Karen Earlywine, and Librarian Teresa Pennington.  Absent were Trustees Sharon Farris and Susan Punzelt. Ginny English, who will be appointed to fill a board vacancy at this evening’s council meeting, attended as a visitor.

Minutes of Previous Meeting:  MOTION:  Michels, second Earlywine to approve November 9 minutes.  Motion carried.

Correspondence, communications and public comments:  Pennington shared a handwritten note from C. Etherington that included $500 in memory of Mary Ann Tucker.

Finance Report:  MOTION:  McHenry, second Michels to approve November report, to recognize November checks and deposits, and to authorize the purchase of 19 adult fiction, 10 adult non-fiction, 14 children’s fiction, and nine children’s non-fiction titles from Baker & Taylor.  Motion carried.

Book Committee:  No report.

House Committee:  Discussion of hydraulic pipe stand and bracket offered by Otis Elevator.  Pennington will contact Otis for further information and recommendation.

Friends of the Library:  No report.

Librarian’s Report (Statistics):  MOTION:  McHenry, second Earlywine to approve the November report.  Motion carried.  Members read the November Review.

Old Business:  None.

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.
Meeting adjourned 5:10 p.m.  Next meeting is Monday, January 11, 2016.

Respectfully Submitted,
Mary Taylor, Secretary