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 Janine Brann, Karen Earlywine, Cherie Lehman, Evie Gill, Richard Gross and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent was Bruce Young, Roxanne Michels and Susan Punzelt.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Gross, second by Earlywine to approve minutes from December 9, 2019. Motion carried.
Correspondence, communications and public comments: None
*Finance: The finance report was reviewed including an update for the LED sign fundraiser. The Schwartz Fund has a CD maturing. MOTION: Lehman, second by Earlywine to roll over CD for one (1) year and accept finance report. Motion carried.
*House: Restrooms are now all-gender compliant, and one is sporting a new stool seat.
Librarian’s Report: Usage was average due to weather and the holiday. The Christmas in the Library was well received with over 100 in attendance including Rockne, the Husky. Noon Year’s Eve was attended by 33. The laminating machine stopped working after 12 years of service and may need replacement. Received the last invoice of the mowing and leaf removal season for 415.00.
Edgar County Community Foundation presented a check for $3000.00 toward the digital sign.
North American Lighting presented a check for $1000.00 toward the digital sign.
MOTION: Gill, second by Gross to approve statistics/librarians report. Motion carried.
*Friends: An evening with Beatrix Potter is scheduled for March. This is in addition to the Big Read.
Old Business: The trustees viewed a summary of new laws effective January 1, 2020. The new laptop at the desk is up and running and awaiting an update.
New Business: The board is beginning to review and revise Library Policies. MOTION: Brann, second by Earlywine to accept and implement a required revision of the Sexual Harassment Policy. Motion carried. As of January 1, all-gender restrooms are required to have at least one baby diaper changing station. Motion: Gross, second by Lehman to purchase and install a Model 100-EVSC Baby Changing Station and liners in one of the gender compliant restrooms. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 5:13p.m. Next meeting is Monday, January 13th, 2020.
Evie Gill, Secy.