May 9, 2022

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:30 p.m. by President George Griffin. Earlywine, Garver, Gill, Griffin, Gross, Lehman, Michels, Punzelt & Pennington – present. Young – absent.

Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Gross, second by Earlywine to approve minutes from April 11, 2022 meeting. Motion carried.

Correspondence, communications, and public comments: Two thank you cards were read.

Committee Reports:
*Finance: Pennington reported nothing unusual in finances for the last month of the fiscal year. MOTION: Lehman, second by Gill to accept finance report. Motion carried.
It was noted that salaried employee wages were not commensurate with the minimum wage increase. MOTION: Lehman, second by Michels to approve increase salaried employeea’ wages effective immediately. Motion carried.
*Book: None
*House: The addition roof is leaking again. Honest Abe Roofing will come on the 11th. A lower-level window has a vertical crack. Librarian Pennington will contact a general contractor for repairs.

Librarian’s Report: Librarian Pennington reported that statistics are gaining. E-books are still very popular. The library hosted 3 in-person programs and meeting rooms were used 14 times. The domain email is switching from Google to MS. Librarian Pennington completed grant reports for the Road to Recovery and the Elevator upgrade. Librarian Pennington announced the summer programs offered at the library. MOTION: Punzelt, second by Garver to accept Librarian’s report. Motion carried.

*Friends: The Friends are in a transitional period at this time.

Old Business: The library is waiting for a new printer. The computers are ready to install, and partitions have been purchased. The grant allowed 2 new staff laptops which will be ordered. This will complete the Road to Recovery Grant.

New Business: Illinois Libraries Present pilot programs ends in June. Renewal for next season will be $80 annually, providing 12 monthly programs. A library director search committee consisting of Griffin, Garver, Gross and Lehman was formed.

Miscellaneous: The library will be closed on Memorial Day.

Meeting adjourned at 5:18 p.m. Next scheduled meeting is Monday, June 13th, 2022.

Respectfully submitted,
Evie Gill, Secy.

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