February 14, 2022

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:37 p.m. by President George Griffin. Garver, Gill, Griffin, Gross, Pennington, Young – present. Earlywine, Michels & Punzelt – absent.

Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Young, second by Gross to approve minutes from January 10, 2022 meeting. Motion carried.

Correspondence, communications, and public comments: None

Committee Reports:
*Finance: Pennington reported the finances are in order. Utilities were higher due to the weather. MOTION: Garver, second by Gill to accept finance report. Motion carried.
*Book: None
*House: A wired smoke alarm was replaced. All smoke alarms have been checked and are in good working order. It was proposed that the board investigate monitored alarms for the library.

Librarian’s Report: Librarian Pennington reported that usage has averaged out. Meeting rooms were used 19 times. Librarian Pennington attended the ILA Central Illinois Legislative Meetup. Quarterly reports for elevator and “spaces “grant were submitted as well as the ILLINET interlibrary loan survey. A new microfilm reader was purchased. Computer, monitor and table for the reader have been ordered. The complimentary cable account has been canceled due to non-usage. MOTION: Young, second by Gross to accept Librarian’s report. Motion carried.

*Friends: No meeting in February.

Old Business: None

New Business: In compliance with the state mandates, the library will post signage stating “Masks Recommended” after February 28th. Librarian Pennington noted that the partitions needed in the computer room are not available in the size needed. It was suggested that we contact a local company to see if they could manufacture the required size.


Meeting adjourned at 5:18 p.m. Next scheduled meeting is Monday, March 14th, 2022.

Respectfully submitted,
Evie Gill, Secy.


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