Library Board Meeting

12-12-17

The board met in the Johnson Conference Room at the main library.

Present: Daren Adkins, Gregg Hartley, Mary Jarboe and Director Allison Spidle.

Absent: Shonna Morrison and Kelvina Hobbs.

Daren called the meeting to order.

Allison presented her director’s report. The poetry contest is finished and the library has received thank-you notes from the North Daviess class. Allison is looking into partnering with North Daviess on some sort of reading program. Cindy Stubbs has been hired as a part-time employee. The NASA essay contest is over. Starting the first of the year, Allison is planning on consolidating everything into one drawer at the circulation desk until we can get a cash drawer/software/credit card capability installed on one of the circulation desk computers.  Money from the book sales will go into the summer reading program meter. Allison wrote a grant for SRP 2018 which included money for some additional part-time help. In 2018, we will hold the paychecks until the final Friday of the month. Allison gave a brief report on the Missouri Public Library Directors meeting that she attended at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The board examined the bills. Gregg moved to pay the bills, and Mary seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

The board examined the minutes from the November 21, 2017 meeting. Mary moved to accept the minutes as amended, and Gregg seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

The board tabled the director PTO allowance until the entire board is present. The board examined amendments to the 2017 budget. Gregg moved that the budget be amended as proposed (as attached), and Mary seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

The board reconciling option was tabled until the entire board is present. The board examined and amended the proposed 2018 budget. Mary moved that the budget be approved as amended (as attached), and Gregg seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Gregg moved that the rental fee for the basement be raised to $40, and Mary seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Any party who has reserved the basement prior to December 31, 2017 will only need to pay the old price. Rentals after January 1, 2018 will be at the new rate.

The next regular meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on January 16, 2018 at the Gallatin library.

Gregg moved that the meeting be adjourned, and Mary seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

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

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Gregg Hartley

Board Secretary