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February 17, 2011

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Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

February 17, 2011

 

The meeting was called to order by Pat Beiermann, President.

 

Present:         P. Beiermann, C. McMillen, M. Brown, E. Hauser, P. Stemmley, L. Gunderson, R. Hellemeyer

Absent:          none

Also present:  Mary Brewster, Library Director.

 

The minutes of the Board meeting of December 16, 2010 were approved as written.

 

Motion 1:  It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by C. McMillen that bills in the amount of $43,218.48 be paid.

 

                Ayes:      P. Beiermann, C. McMillen, M. Brown, E. Hauser, P. Stemmley, L. Gunderson, R. Hellemeyer

                Nayes:   none

                Absent:  none

 

Motion 2:  It was moved by E. Hauser and seconded by R. Hellemeyer that bills in the amount of $33,378.44 be paid.

                Ayes:     P. Beiermann, C. McMillen, M. Brown, E. Hauser, P. Stemmley, L. Gunderson, R. Hellemeyer

                Nayes:   none

                Absent:  none

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

REPORTS

The Financial report was discussed. (See file)

The Librarian’s report. (See file)

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEES

UNFINISHED BUSINESS    

Kevin McRae discussed loan rate with First of Bethalto bank. Lower down to 5.5% from 7.%.

Discussion of ramp at the Little House.

Discussion of extension modification for grant #07-203170.

 

NEW BUSINESS

            Trivia Night – March 19th at Senior Citizens Building.

            Discussion of matching funds for Gates Opportunity Online Grant.

            AARP program of preparing taxes at the Little House has started.

            Building issues were discussed – gutter repairs, ramp railing

            Inclement weather procedure discussed. Employees being paid for closing library will be discussed on individual event.

            Discussed memorial for Opal Dodd. Purchase a bench with her name on it in honor of her service to the library. A plaque will also be placed in the library to honor Opal.

            Discussed possible changes for Summer Reading Program.

 

Motion 3:  It was moved by E. Hauser and seconded by L. Gunderson that funds raised at Fund Raising Events and Used Book Sales in the amount of $6,500.00 be used for the Gates Opportunity Online Grant matching funds.

                Ayes:     P. Beiermann, C. McMillen, M. Brown, E. Hauser, P. Stemmley, L. Gunderson, R. Hellemeyer

                Nayes:   none

                Absent:  none

 

 

The meeting was adjourned by P. Beiermann at 8:10 p.m

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