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January 4, 2012

Minutes of Trustees' meeting

The Ocheyedan Library Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at 4:30pm.
Members present were: Bernie Willadsen, Laura Glade, Tammy Hoekstra, Don Hormel, Nancy Faber,
Janet Kleve and Librarian, Connie Schuster. Absent: Linda Kogelmann

Meeting was called to order by President Bernie Willadsen. Motion was made by Tammy and seconded by Nancy to approve the minutes. Carried.
Treasurer's Report: Bank balance of $35,527.36; Trust and Agency balance of $27,307.42; General Fund balance of $8,219.94
Bills to be sent to the City Council were read and a motion was made by Janet and seconded by Don to approve. Carried.

Librarian's Report:

Check out remains about the same. Connie is planning a Valentine's Party for February 11th.
Monies received were $150.00 from DeKoter to be used for children and $106.00 from Open Access.
Connie has filed the accreditation report.

Unfinished Business:

1. Report on County Supervisors' meeting: $12,000.00 has been requested by each of the county's
libraries. No response has been received.
2. Library Director Position: It was decided we would continue with Co-Director positions. Don sees
no reason to change and all agreed. We will no longer have a certified director.
3. Salary Proposal: after discussion, with no seconds regarding a motion that was made by Nancy, the
topic was tabled until February's meeting.
4. Plans for Library's 100 years: ideas were discussed and finalizations will be made at the next
meeting.

New Business:
1. Budget proposal to be presented at January 9th City Council meeting. Nancy, as Treasurer, will
attend and request $21,000.00. Connie will check to be sure we are on their agenda. Comments
were made how generous the council has been with funding and how thankful we are.
Meeting adjourned.

Date of next meeting will be February 8th at 4:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Janet Kleve