Daviess County Library Board Meeting

January 22, 2019 at 4 p.m.


The board met in the basement at the main library.


Present: Daren Adkins, Shonna Morrison (via phone), Mary Jarboe, Kelvina Hobbs, Gregg Hartley, and interim director Elizabeth Plotner.


Daren called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.


The board reviewed the minutes of the December 18, 2018 meeting. Mary moved that the minutes be accepted as amended. Shonna seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.


The board reviewed the bills and financial reports. Kelvinamoved to pay the bills and Mary moved to second the motion, which passed unanimously.


Elizabeth presented her directorís report. She gave information on the SWANK movie loan program. Elizabeth has signed up for mentoring through MLA. The orange chairs figured in a couple of incidents where people tripped. Fortunately, no one was hurt. The chairs have been taken out of service. Daren suggested notifying the insurance company. The board received a thank-you note from the staff for the shirts. The company Elizabeth contacted to see if there was any interest in purchasing the gas wells wrote back to say they were not interested. The consensus of the board was to just keep the wells for the time being, and revisit the topic in July. Elizabeth also informed the board about some of the publicity that the library has received lately.


The board examined the bids submitted by Grand River Heating and Cooling, Foster Refrigeration and Electric, Botts & Tye Corporation, and Kenís Heating and Cooling.


Elizabeth will contact the bidders and ask additional questions from the board. The board will meet at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to decide what firm receives the contract for the HVAC equipment.


Gregg moved that the meeting be adjourned, and Mary seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 5:11 p.m.


The next regular meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on February 21, 2019 at the main library.


The preceding is a summary and not the official minutes, which will be read, amended as necessary, and approved at the next regular board meeting.


Gregg Hartley

Board Secretary