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April 4, 2012

Minutes of Trustees' meeting

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

Members present were:  Bernie Willadsen, Laura Glade, Don Hormel, Nancy Faber, Janet Kleve and Librarian
    Connie Schuster.

Meeting was Called to Order by President Bernie Willadsen.

Motion was made by Laura and seconded by Janet to approve the January minutes as there were no meetings in February or March due to no quorum. Carried.

Treasurer's Report:  Bank Balance of $43,867.71
                                Trust and Agency Balance of $27,307.42
                                General Fund Balance of $16,560.29
    Bills to be sent to the City Council were read and a motion was made by Don and seconded by Laura to approve. Carried.

Librarian's Report:  Circulation is down a little but we are holding our own.
    Received $115.00 from the Unity Circle in March.
    Connie will be gone April 24, 25, 26.  Ruth will work her scheduled days.  Diane will be asked if she would care to work the 26th for Connie.  If she is unable the library will be closed.
    Scanner is not working so the copier will be used in its place.
    Paper cutter blade is very dull.  Connie will look into replacing.

Unfinished Business: 
Budget proposal from City Council:  $21,000.00 was received from the City Council.
Salary Proposal:  Motion made by Janet to continue with the $2,000.00 stipend to Diane Truckenmiller
        for 2012-2013.  Seconded by Nancy.  Carried.
Received Community Foundation Grant: $3,500.00
            Ballast replacement is complete.  Additional ballasts have been ordered.
            Davis Typewriter presented a blueprint of walnut shelving for the bound newspapers at a cost of $400.00. Merrick's quoted a cost of $65.00 to laminate a copy of the Ocheyedan Centennial edition of the Ocheyedan Press/Melvin News.  Motion made by Laura and seconded by Janet.  Carried.
            Connie will speak to Denny Duitsman regarding backup sump pump.
            Bernie will call Marlin Laverman regarding landscaping south side of building.
       
New Business:
    National Library week April 10-14:  several volunteered to furnish cookies & juice.  Connie has projects planned.  She will also buy plants for our volunteer workers.
    100 year Celebration/Summer Reading:  June 6, 13, 20, 27.  There will be stories, crafts, snacks and snacks and reading goals set by the children with prizes upon completion.
    Library on Facebook:  motion was made by Nancy and seconded by Janet to try it.  Carried.
   
Meeting adjourned.

Date of next meeting will be May 9th  at 4:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,
    Janet Kleve

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