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May 7, 2008

The Ocheyedan Public Library Board met on Wednesday, May 7, 2008.  President Tammy Hoekstra called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.  Members present were: Bernie, Laurie, Don, Carol, Nancy and Co-Librarians Diane and Connie.

A motion was made by Nancy and seconded by Laurie to approve the minutes of the April meeting.  Motion carried.

The treasurers report showed a bank balance of $24,595.05, Trust and Agency $14,690.07;  and the General Fund $9,904.98.

Nancy read the bills of the month.  A motion was made by Laurie and seconded by Nancy to send the bills to the city council.  Al l approved

The Librarian’s report showed the smallest day was April 24th, with only three books being checked out.  Diane stated that she had spent $60 on postage for Inter Library Loan in the past two months.  The state does reimburse the library for some of this postage.

Unfinished Business

Carol Iedema has consented to becoming a board member.  Her name will be submitted to the city council for approval.

The grant money for the front door and computer(s) is to be paid in the next year.  David Peters sent a quote for computer(s) of $1,075 each.  This would include set up and installation.  It was agreed to order two and have them wireless.

The front door needs to be ordered.  Discussion was held as to type of material, color and hardware was needed.  Bernie will call Jim Dekkenga and ask if he would be interested in installing the door.  Tammy will call Dwight Glade if Jim is unable to do it.  It was agreed that the installer should measure and order the type of door we want.

The Library has not been contacted regarding the fuel contract for 2008 - 2009.

New Business

No plans have been made for Children’s Book Week May 12-17.  The date has been changed from November to May.

Diane and Connie will not be attending the C.E. Jamboree in Storm Lake May 16.

Board members were asked to bring in area rugs to cover basement floor for the summer reading program.

John Jobes came and looked at the basement floor and called Diane with a quote of $1,700 dollars for carpet and installation.  It was a special sale and needed to be ordered and paid for before July 1.  A motion was made by Nancy, seconded by Bernie to use left over budget money in the Capital Investment and fuel contract to pay for the carpet before July 1.  Motion carried with Don abstaining.

The next meeting will be June 4, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Bernie Willadsen