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May 8, 2013

Minutes of trustees' meeting

The Ocheyedan Library Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, May 8 at 4:00pm. Members present were: Nancy Faber, Laura Glade, Don Hormel, Janet Kleve, Bernie Willadsen and Librarian Connie Schuster. Absent: Tammy Hoekstra, Linda Kogelmann.

Meeting was called to order by Bernie. Motion was made by Nancy, seconded by Laura to approve the minutes. Carried.
Treasurer's Report: Bank Balance as of 4/15/13 is $42,123.80; Trust and Agency Balance is $33,394.84; General Fund Balance is $8,728.96

Bills to be sent to the City Council were read. A motion was made by Janet and seconded by Laura to approve. Carried.

Librarian's Report:
1. Larry Hoekstra has picked up branches from behind the library. Connie inquired if he would be interested in some maintenance work of the building. Ex: clean gutters. He will get back to her.
2. A phone message was left for Thim Bales regarding cutting broken branches out of the tree in back.
3. Several ballasts have burned out, Ten Kley will be called.

Unfinished Business:
1. Computer and items given by the Council with the closing of the Computer Center will be picked up from City Hall.
2. Two Trustee terms expire in June: Don Hormel will not seek another term. Janet is interested in staying on.

New Business:
1. Bonnie McKewon, Consultant with Iowa Library Services for the NW district, was welcomed at 4:00 and opened the meeting with a presentation and answering questions regarding the hiring of a new Director and the digital media consortium, WILBOR.
2. After the presentation Nancy was appointed to head a committee to write an updated job description of the position of Library Director. Laura and Bernie volunteered to be on the committee.
3. A donation of $102.00 has been received from the Unity Circle. Thank you!

Meeting adjourned. Date of next meeting will be June 5th at 4:30pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Janet Kleve