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November 15, 2007

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Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

November 15, 2007


The meeting was called to order by Cheryl McMillen, Vice President.

Present:   C. McMillen , M. Brown, E. Hauser, L. Gunderson, R. Hellemeyer (arrived late)

Absent:   P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley

Also present:   Mary Brewster, Library Director; Kevin McRae, Accountant.


The minutes of the Board meeting of October 18, 2007, were approved as written.


Motion 1:  It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by E. Hauser that bills in the amount of  $29,797.18 be paid.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:   P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley, R. Hellemeyer



The financial report was presented by Kevin McRae, Accountant. (See File)

The Librarian’s report. (See file)







Discussed money in First National account – concerns with it making no interest presently. Kevin McRae will check with local banks for possible changes, CD, money market, etc.

Library closings in December – December 25-25, December 31-January 1.

Discussed DCEO grant to redo Little House – we have not received the money, there is no reappropriation bill.

Discussed sign for Little House – Hellemeyers will make.

Discussed sign for new display cart in honor of Dave Walkington.


Motion 2:  It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by R. Hellemeyer that Holiday bonuses be given in the manner indicated below.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:   P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley


                2007 Holiday bonuses:

                Shelvers (3)                           $25                        $75

                Pages (2)                               $40                        $80

                Clerks (4)                               $50                        $200

                Supervisors (4)                      $100                      $400

                Director (1)                            $250                      $250




The meeting was adjourned by C. McMillen at 8:00 p.m.

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