The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:35 p.m. by President George Griffin. Garver, Gill, Griffin, Gross, Lehman, Michels, Punzelt, Pennington, Young – present. Earlywine – absent.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Gross, second by Young to approve minutes from October 17, 2022 meeting. Motion carried.
Correspondence, communications, and public comments: None
*Finance: Pennington reported that a CD, minus the fee for the elevator update architect, was renewed. The library was the recipient of several generous donations. MOTION: Gill, second by Michels to accept monthly finance report. Motion carried.
*House: The AC/roof moisture problem has not been solved, waiting on contractors. There may be a water leak in the meeting room and also the storeroom. The lighting in the library needs to be updated. An electrician has been contacted to assess the situation.
*Director Search: The committee concluded three interviews for the director’s position. MOTION: Garver, second by Gill to recommend/offer the position of director to Ceili Boylan with a salary package of $45,000, health insurance, IMRF, $2500 bonus to sign on and $2500 relocation compensation. Motion carried.
Librarian’s Report: Librarian Pennington reported the School’s Out/Holiday program from the Rec visited the library to make masks. The Illinois Libraries Present canceled its October 12 presentation, with hopes to reschedule in the spring. Senior Bingo with Amy will not be scheduled for the remainder of 2022 or until further notice in 2023. Several teens were using the front bushes as beanbag chairs, causing some damage. They were asked not to do that again. The library now has Narcan and will have training on homelessness. MOTION: Lehman, second by Young to accept Librarian’s Report. Motion carried.
*Friends: The Friends will be making Santa Sacks for the holiday season.
Old Business: None
New Business: The Board reviewed and discussed the required cell phone reimbursement policy. MOTION: Garver, second by Punzelt to limit the reimbursement to $10 per month. Motion carried.
Librarian Pennington will look into a technology firm in the area to maintain computers and firewall.
Miscellaneous: Thanksgiving Hours: Wed. 10-4; Thursday & Friday – closed; Saturday 10-4;
Meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m. Next regularly scheduled meeting is Monday, December 12th, 2022.
Evie Gill, Secy.