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January 6, 2010

Minutes of trustees' meeting

The board meeting of trustees of the Ocheyedan Public Library was called to order at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 by President Laurie Glade.  Those present were Nancy, Linda, Laurie, Don, Carol, and Connie.  Tammy and Bernie were absent.

Minutes of the December meeting were approved by Nancy and seconded by Don.  Motion carried.  Nancy read the bills and a motion was made by Nancy and seconded by Linda that the bills be sent to the city council.  Motion carried.  Nancy reported a bank balance of $32,955.01.  Trust and Agency has $19,169.52. General fund is $1,481.28.

Connie reported that we had 2 new borrowers.  We also had 9 kids and 4 helpers at the Christmas Craft party.  They made ornaments for the town tree.  Book marks were given to put in the candy sacks given at the appreciation dinner.  The library will host a snowman story hour January 16.

Our policy is to close when school is closed do to the weather.  Connie stated she would be able to be here if the board wanted to have the library open if the weather wasn’t too bad.  A motion made by Don that the Librarian can use her own discretion when to open the library in inclement weather.  Nancy seconded the motion and it carried.

Unfinished Business
The county librarians attended the county supervisors meeting December 22nd and requested $12,000 for next year from the county.
At this time the carpet schedule is:  May 4, 5, 6 Debbie Haberkorn and 8-10 students will come and help us move the books out.  May 6-8 carpet out, May 10-12 paint, May 13, 14, 17 carpet in, May 18-21 shelves and books back in.  We decided on a blue carpet with shades of other colors.  It is called Turbo #00401 and the cost is $11.50 a yard.  We will do the steps and landing with the same carpet that is in the basement.  Linda made the motion, Don seconded.  Motion carried.
Schaap Moving Co. hasn’t given us a bid for the cost to remove the shelves as yet.

New Business
Nancy made a motion and Don seconded that we approve IA Telecom as telecommunications provider for E-rate.  Motion carried.

Connie, Don, Nancy, and Laurie will go to the city council meeting and ask for $21,000 for the library for the coming year.  We are also going to ask the council if the library could be included in the snow removal bid next year for the city.

Dan DeKoter gave a donation of $200.00 which will be spent on books for kids.  Connie sent a thank you.

Meeting adjourned.

Next meeting will be Wednesday, February 3rd, 4:30 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Carol Iedema

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