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Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

November 20, 2008


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

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

Absent:                  P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley

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

The minutes of the Board meeting of October 23, 2008, were approved as written.

Motion 1:  It was moved by E. Hauser and seconded by L. Gunderson that bills in the amount of  $32,267.10 be paid.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley

REPORTS

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

The Librarian’s report. (See file)

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEES

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

     CD – Deposti $20,000 at 4% at TheBank of Edwardsville for 17 months.

     Discussed expenditures for faucets in bathrooms.

     Discussed power bill for Little House. Focused on lighting.

     Allow 1 renewal on DVDs – recommended, discussed.

     Discussed automatic renewal policies.


Motion 2:  It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by R. Hellemeyer to approve the recommended photocopy prices (see Library Director’s report) and to allow one renewal on movies (dvds and vhs).

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley

Motion 3:  It was moved by E. Hauser and seconded by M. Brown that Ordinance 2008-9, Levy Ordinance – Building and Equipment Fund, be adopted.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley

Motion 4:  It was moved by M. Brown and seconded by R. Hellemeyer that Ordinance 2008-10, Levy Ordinance – General Fund, be adopted.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley

Motion 5:  It was moved by E. Hauser and seconded by L. Gunderson that Ordinance 2008-11, Levy Ordinance – Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, be adopted.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley

Motion 6:  It was moved by R. Hellemeyer and seconded by L. Gunderson that Ordinance 2008-12, Levy Ordinance – Audit Fund, be adopted.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley

Motion 7:  It was moved by M. Brown and seconded by E. Hauser that Ordinance 2008-13, Levy Ordinance – Liability Insurance Fund, be adopted.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley

Motion 8:  It was moved by R. Hellemeyer and seconded by E. Hauser that Ordinance 2008-14, Levy Ordinance – Social Security Fund, be adopted.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley


At 7:55 p.m. the Board went into executive session.

At 8:05 p.m. the Board returned to regular session.


Motion 9:  It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by R. Hellemeyer to approve Holiday Bonuses as discussed in executive session: Shelvers (3) at $25 each, Clerks (7) at $50 each, Supervisors (4) at $100 each, Director (1) at $250, Accountants (1) at $100.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley


The meeting was adjourned by C. McMillen at 8:10 p.m.

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