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November 9, 2011

Minutes of Trustees' meeting

The Ocheyedan Library Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 4:30pm.

Members present were:  Laura Glade, Don Hormel, Linda Kogelmann, Tammy Hoekstra, Nancy Faber, Janet Kleve and Librarian Connie Schuster.  Absent was Bernie Willadsen.

Meeting was called to order by Vice President Don Hormel.

Motion was made by Tammy and seconded by Janet to approve the minutes.  Carried.

Treasurer's Report:  Bank Balance of $34,270.03
                                Trust and Agency Balance of $27,307.42
                                General Fund Balance of $6,962.61
Bills to be sent to the city council were read and a motion was made by Tammy and seconded by Nancy to approve.  Carried.

Librarian's Report:  Connie reported 15 children and 3 helpers attended the Halloween party.
    Half of the county's allotment, $5,250.00, has been received. 
    State aid of $528.00 has been received.
    $2,500.00 insurance money has been added to the miscellaneous income account after final bills have were paid for the basement.
    The gutters have been cleaned and dirt filled in around landscaping.
    The Unity Circle planted an Autumn Blaze maple tree in memory of former library director and club member, Suzanne Hibma.

Unfinished Business: 
1.  Community Foundation Grand application has been made for ballasts, shelving for bound Press/News editions and sump pump.
2.  Long Range Plan was reviewed.  Janet made a motion and Linda seconded to accept.  Carried.
    3.  Christmas ideas were discussed.  We will each bring an hors d'oeuvre to the December meeting. Gifts will be purchased for the staff and volunteers.
    4.  Ideas for the Library's 100 years were discussed and tabled until December.
                           
New Business:
    1.  County meeting will be held at Melvin, Monday, November 14th at 5:00.  Members planning to attend will meet at the library at 4:30.
    2.  Budget committee, Don, Nancy and Connie will meet November 16th at 4:00.
   
Meeting adjourned.

Date of next meeting will be Wednesday, December 7th at 4:30pm.

Respectfully submitted, Janet Kleve

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