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March 18, 2010

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Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

March 18, 2010

 

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 (late)

 

Absent:                  none

 

Also present:        Mary Brewster, Library Director; Kevin and Stacy McRae, Accountants.

 

 

The minutes of the Board meeting of February 18, 2010 were approved as written.

 

 

 

Motion 1:  It was moved by E. Hauser and seconded by L. Gunderson that bills in the amount of  $33,947.26 be paid.

 

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  R. Hellemeyer

 

 

REPORTS

 

The Financial report was presented by Stacy McRae. (See file)

                   

The Librarian’s report. (See file)

 

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

        From Illinois State Library Director confirming that the Library has met requirements for Phase 1 of Gates Foundation Opportunity Online Hardware Grant Program.

        Trustee Duties class April 22nd from 10-12.

 

COMMITTEES

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS    

               

        Discussion of Trivia Night plans.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

               

Discussion of possible new tax payment plans from Madison County.

Discussion of changing accounts for Library. Problems with IPTIP.

Discussion – grant – possible purchases. Report next month.

Discussion of summer reading program.

New Children’s after school programs explained.

Discussion – not wait for grant – need ramp for Little House. Contact Rotary.

Report on new Freedom of Information Act requirements. Training – take online – information and test – must be done by June. Mary and Paula will complete the requirements.

 

 

The meeting was adjourned by P. Beiermann at 8:30 p.m.

 

 

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