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January 7, 2009

The Ocheyedan Library Board met on Wednesday, January 7, 2009.  President Tammy Hoekstra called the meeting to order.  Members present were Tammy H., Amy D., Nancy F., Laurie G., and Librarian Connie S.  Absent were Don H., Bernie W., and Carol I.

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

The Treasurer's Report showed: Bank Balance: $21,775.75; Trust & Agency:  $18,854.38; General Fund: $2,921.37.

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

The Librarian's report showed circulation was up 151 from the same month last year.

Unfinished Business:

The front door has been installed and is working well.

The remaining funds from the  County Foundation grant needs to be spent by February 1, 2009.  Connie will buy extra ink cartridges and supplies.

Denny Duitsman has not been in to look at the sewer pipe yet. Connie will call and remind him to stop in.

There has been no report from the County Supervisor meeting yet. 

New Business:

The Library budget will be presented to the City Council on Monday, January 12th.  Connie, Nancy, Laurie and Don plan to attend the meeting and present the budget.

Betty Taylor, a local author who had a story in the book "Walking Beans Wasn't Something You Did With Your Dog" has offered to do a book signing at the library.  Connie will call her and set up a time for her to come.  Coffee and cookies will be served at the signing.

Meeting adjourned.  The next meeting will be February 4th at 4:30 p.m.

Secretary, pro tem
Laurie Glade