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December 3, 2008

The Ocheyedan Library Board met on Wednesday, December 3, 2008.   Vice President Laurie Glade called the meeting to order.  Members present were Nancy Faber, Carol Iedma, Don Hormel, Åmy Duis, Laurie Glade, Bernie Willadsen and Librarian Connie Schuster.

A motion was made by Nancy and seconded by Carol to approve the minutes.  Motion carried.

The treasurer’s report was read by Nancy.  The bank balance showed $24,040.67.  The Trust and Agency had $18,854.38.  The General Fund showed a balance of $5,186.29.

Nancy read the bills for the month.  A motion to approve the bills and send them to the City Council was made by Bernie and seconded by Amy.  Motion carried.

Connie reported that the number of books checked out this month is down.  This was due to the school snow day and Thanksgiving day.  The library was closed those two days.

Unfinished Business:

The front door will be installed soon.  Connie will call Jim Dekkenga and tell him it needs to be finished before January 1.

The sewer pipe is still not repaired but there is no immediate need.  Connie will call Dennis Duitsman and remind him to come. 

Jobes from Melvin gave Connie quotes on mediocre industrial carpet with different types of installation.  This is for the floor on the library main level.     Carpet with direct glue was $5,793.85. Doublestick would be $8,254.99.  Carpet tile was $8,484.90.

New Business:

The 2009-2010 budget was presented by Nancy.  Discussion was held on asking for an increase of $2,000 to be used for books.   A motion was made by Bernie and seconded by Don to approve the budget and present it to the city council.  Motion carried

The Librarian’s and Assistant Librarian’s salaries were discussed.  A motion was made by Bernie and seconded by Carol to increase their salaries by 4% in 2009-2010.  Motion carried

Connie will attend the county supervisors’ meeting December 9, 9:00 A.M. The county libraries are asking for $12,000 each for the coming year.  Connie will be the spokesperson for all of the libraries in the county.

A motion was made by Nancy and seconded by Carol that we choose Iowa Telecom as telecommunications provider for E-Rate.  Motion carried.   

Meeting adjourned.  The next meeting will be January 7th, 4:30 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,
Bernie Willadsen

FYI  A Christmas party for the librarians and volunteers followed the December meeting.  Board members brought appetizers for the event.