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September 18, 2008

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Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

September 18, 2008


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

Present:                  P. Beiermann (arrived at 7:15 p.m.), C. McMillen , M. Brown, P. Stemmley, L. Gunderson, R. Hellemeyer

Absent:                  E. Hauser

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

The minutes of the Board meeting of August 21, 2008, were approved as written.

Motion 1:  It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by M. Brown that bills in the amount of  $47,806.99 be paid.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  P. Beiermann, E. Hauser

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

                Discussion of idea to buy CDs from other local banks – build more partners for when we are asking for donations.

                The October board meeting will be moved to Thursday, October 23, 2008.

                Disscussion of Mike Paddock’s and Mr. and Mrs. Brewster’s volunteer work. Pay for gas for mowing? Give gift certificates as thanks.

                Flu shot day and Health Fair at the Library – no cost to the Library, PR done by the group. Chose October 28, 2008 for the flu shots and December 2nd or 9th for the health fair.

                The Library’s windows need to be checked and recaulked. It has been ten years.

                Discussion of the proposed new fine rate for overdue items of 10¢ daily.

                Review of the Freedom of Information Act.

                Review of the Open Meetings Act.

                Review of the Ethics Statement.

                Kevin McRae presented a Ft. Russell Township donation of $75.00 to the Library in appreciation of work done by Loren Gunderson on a plaque frame for their offices.

Motion 2:  It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by P. Stemmley to open the minutes of the July 17, 2008 closed session.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  E. Hauser

Motion 3:  It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by C. McMillen to raise to 10¢ the daily overdue fine rate effective January 1, 2009. And to raise to $2.00 the amount in fines required to block a patron’s account from checkout.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  E. Hauser

The meeting was adjourned by P. Beiermann at 8:07 p.m.

Location & Hours

LOCATION
321 S. Prairie St.
Bethalto, IL 62010
618-377-8141

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HOURS
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Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 1pm-5pm

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