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August 1, 2012

Minutes of Trustees' meeting.

The Ocheyedan Library Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at 4:30pm.

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

Meeting was Called to Order by President Bernie.

Motion was made by Nancy and seconded by Don to approve the minutes. Carried.

Treasurer's Report:  Bank Balance of $45,974.43
                                Trust and Agency Balance of $33,394.84
                                General Fund Balance of $12,640.31
    Bills to be sent to the City Council were read and a motion was made by Janet and seconded by Tammy to approve. Carried.

Librarian's Report: 
    1.  $200.00 was received from Dr. Gary Van Gelder in memory of Dr. K. L. Reinertson.
    2.  Our numbers remain about the same.  Have 3 new borrowers.
    3.  Each member was given a copy of the annual report for 2011-12.

Unfinished Business:
    Progress on Grant projects:
        1.  7/12/12  Dennis D. spoke with Connie regarding the sump pump. Connie gave her OK to put in a second pit, which would be tiled from the original and powered with a marine battery.  Giving their consent were Laura, Bernie, Nancy and Janet.
        2.  We remain on Dennis's work list.
        3.  Landscaping by Marlin Laverman is complete.  Bill for $1200.00 was submitted.
    Plans for Library's 100 years:
        1.Members are working on plans for a float for the Days of Olde parade August 11.
        2.Possibility of an outdoor banner is being looked at.
        3.  Members viewed the pens and pencils that will be given out during the parade and at the city park.

New Business:
    Review Annual Report:  numbers are leveling off and remain about the same.
    A motion was made by Janet and seconded by Linda to not be open the Saturdays of August 11th (Days of Olde celebration) and September 1st (Labor Day weekend).
    Winter snow removal:  Jacob Anderson has expressed interest in doing the job again this year.  Members agreed to have him remove snow.
    Connie reminded members we are to host the County Library meeting in November.

Meeting adjourned.

Date of next meeting will be September 5th at 4:30pm.

Respectfully submitted, 
    Janet Kleve

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