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December 9, 2009

Minutes of trustees' meeting

The board of trustees meeting of the Ocheyedan Public Library was called to order at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 by President Laurie Glade.  Those present were Nancy, Bernie, Laurie, Don, Tammy and Connie.  Linda was absent.

Minutes of the November meeting were approved by Bernie and seconded by Tammy.

Nancy reported a bank balance of $22,945.40.  Trust and Agency has $19,169.52.  General Fund is $3,775.88.  Nancy read the bills.  Tammy made a motion they be approved and Bernie seconded them.  Motion carried.  They will be sent to the city council.

Connie reported that we were up 19 books from the previous year.  20 kids attended the Thanksgiving party.  The children made placemats for the Thanksgiving dinner at the Senior Center.

Unfinished Business

We had a good supper and speaker for the county meeting.  We were also invited to view the remodeling done to the Sibley library.  Each library will ask the Board of supervisors for $12,000 for the coming year.

We will have a Christmas open house/party on Thursday, December 10th.  Open house from 3:00 – 5:00 and the party at 5:00 p.m.  Candles were purchased as gifts for the volunteers.  The library board, volunteers, and city council were invited to the party.

We had a discussion on the new carpet being installed.  We will seek volunteers to box books.  Connie will contact Debbie Haberkorn and Mike Earll at S-O High school to see who would be available to help.  Sathers donated 2 pallets of boxes which are being stored at the elevator.  Kevin Klaassen will let us use his trailers.  The library will be closed May 1st to begin the remodeling.

New Business

A motion was made by Bernie and seconded by Tammy to close the library Thursday, December 24, through the 26th and January 1st and 2nd for the holidays.  Motion carried.

The county supervisors' meeting will be December 22nd. We will ask for $12,000 from the county for next year.

The budget proposal was presented and Bernie made a motion to approve the budget.  Tammy seconded.  Motion carried.

We will pay Diane Truckenmiller a stipend of $1000.00 now and one in June.  Approved.  The salary increases were tabled.

Meeting adjourned.  Next meeting Wednesday, January 6th, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Carol Iedema, secretary

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