July 11, 2022

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:36 p.m. by President George Griffin. Garver, Gill, Griffin, Gross, Lehman, Punzelt, Pennington – present. Earlywine, Michels & Young– absent.

Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Gross, second by Punzelt to approve minutes from June 13, 2022 meeting and June 21, 2022 special meeting. Motion carried.

Correspondence, communications, and public comments: A thank you and donation from the new Arby’s for use of the meeting room.

Committee Reports:
*Finance: Pennington reported nothing unusual in finances for June. MOTION: Lehman, second by Gill to accept monthly finance report. Motion carried.
The board reviewed the annual finance report. MOTION: Garver, second by Punzelt to accept annual report. Motion carried.
*Book: None
*House: A local contractor will assess work needed to install the new air conditioners. A second roofing company has looked at the roof and found the moisture is condensation from the copper air conditioner pipe. We will have a local HVAC business come and wrap the pipe.

Librarian’s Report: Librarian Pennington reported that June was a busy month. Children’s programs are in full swing. The library provided 3 Saturday programs, 3 Storytimes, Douglas-Hart Nature Center Camp Read and Survival Sleuths, Sidewalk Chalk art, Grace Lutheran School weekly visits and District 95 tour among others. The adults enjoyed a nutrition program and bingo. The annual report to state library was submitted June 27.

*Friends: The Friends will host a book sale August 6.

Old Business: Librarian Pennington reported on the elevator update progress.

New Business: A Bereavement leave update in personnel policy is required to conform to changes in IL state law. First draft will be reviewed at September meeting.

Miscellaneous: Upcoming events at the library:
 Illinois Pioneer Cemetery Prairies – Chris Benda, Saturday, July 23, p.m.
 Shakespeare in the Park – Midsummer Night’s Dream, Saturday, September 10, 6 p.m.
 An Evening with Agatha Christie – Debra Miller, Thursday, September 29, 6 p.m.
 New season of Illinois Libraries Present begins on September 14, 2022

Meeting adjourned at 5:13 p.m. Next regularly scheduled meeting is Monday, September 12th, 2022.

Respectfully submitted,
Evie Gill, Secy.


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