December 9, 2019

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:34 p.m. by President George Griffin. In attendance were Roxanne Michels, Evie Gill, Susan Punzelt, Janine Brann and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent was Bruce Young, Cherie Lehman, Richard Gross and Karen Earlywine.

Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Punzelt, second by Michels to approve minutes from November 11 and 21, 2019. Motion carried.

Correspondence, communications and public comments: None

Committee Reports:
*Finance: The finance report was reviewed including an update for the LED sign fundraiser.
MOTION: Gill, second by Brann to accept finance report. Motion carried.
*Book: None
*House: The north door was sticking but is now working. Elevator repairs are complete.

Librarian’s Report: Usage was slightly down due to weather and the holiday. The Rec’s School’s Out program was presented at the Rec rather than the library. The weather affected the Nutrition & Wellness program attendance on the following day. The new laptop at the desk is up and running, however, a WIN10 update created some printing difficulties. Senior Bingo is bringing in new patrons to the library and growing in popularity. Thirty children and parents attended the Christmas Make & Take on November 27. Librarian Pennington completed 12 continuing education credits required for the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization, Level 1. MOTION: Michels, second by Punzelt to approve statistics/librarians report. Motion carried.

*Friends: The Friends hosted Christmas at the Library with 100 in attendance.

Old Business: The trustees discussed the organizational management webinars as required for the Per Capita Grant.

New Business: The board reviewed and discussed the new drug free workplace policy which will go into force January 1. MOTION: Brann, second Gill to approve updated Drug-Free Workplace policy. Motion carried. MOTION: Punzelt, second Michels to approve meeting dates and holiday closings including Thanksgiving Friday for 2020. Motion carried. The new restroom signage will be in place soon.

Miscellaneous: The library will close December 24 & 25; open 10 – 4 December 31 and closed January 1.

Meeting adjourned at 5:13p.m. Next meeting is Monday, January 13th, 2020.

Respectfully submitted,
Evie Gill, Secy.

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