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September 5, 2007

Wednesday, September 5th, at 4:30 p.m. the Ocheyedan Library Board met. Board president, Tammy Hoekstra called the meeting to order. Carol and Nancy were absent. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved with Laurie making the motion and Connie seconding it.

No treasurer’s report was available. Diane read the bills for the month.  Bernie made the motion to approve and Laurie seconded it.  The bills were sent to the City Council.

 Librarian Diane reported more books loaned out this month than last. The roof project should be done this month.

The ballast replacement is almost finished.  The Grant of $2,500 has been spent.

Board orientation is ongoing.  The Code of Iowa and Budget Calendar were explained.

Long Range Plan: Some rewording of the previous plan was made. A motion to approve the changes was made by Bernie and seconded by Connie.  All approved.

The flooding again of the basement was discussed.  The carpet was splitting and there was a bad odor.

The board discussed and approved applying for another Community Foundation Grant.  Next month we’ll decide what is most needed.

We need to update the technology plan in order to participate in the E-Rate program.  This must be done by December.

Diane would like to retire by February 2008.  She might consider job sharing.

Diane can go to the Town meeting at Storm Lake if she so chooses.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 3, 4:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted, Bernie Willadsen

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