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December 5, 2012

Minutes of Trustees' meeting

The Ocheyedan Library Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at 4:30pm.

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

Meeting was called to order by Bernie. Motion was made by Laura and seconded by Nancy to approve the minutes. Carried.


Treasurer's Report: Bank Balance of $41,442.15 as of 11/15/12; Trust and Agency Balance of $33,394.84; General Fund Balance of $8,047.31 No monies have been received from the City.

Bills to be sent to the City Council were read. A motion was made by Janet and seconded by Laura to approve. Carried.

Librarian's Report: Circulation remains about the same.

Connie will send “thank yous” to Liz Marquez for the cookbook donations and Jena Boles for her presentation at the county meeting last month.
The Annual report of the Melvin Public Library was distributed.
Bookmarks and pens were included in the bags being handed out for the Ocheyedan Appreciation Day on Saturday, Dec. 8th .

Unfinished Business:
1. County Library Meeting: There was good attendance for the meeting. Thank you to all for your help.
2. County Supervisors meeting: Librarians will meet with the Supervisors at 9:30am on Tuesday, December 11th. The date was later changed to Wednesday, Dec. 12th.

New Business:
1. Budget Committee: Don, Nancy and Connie met on the 29th and submitted their budget proposal. It included asking an increase of $1000.00 from the City over last year. The item “Cleaning” will be deleted & now included with the “salaries” as this is how it is done by the city clerk. Janet made a motion to accept the proposal, Don seconded it. Carried.
2. 1/2 Stipend: $1000.00 will be sent to Diane Truckenmiller this month. Motion was made by Janet, seconded by Nancy. Carried.
3. Christmas Holiday library Hours: with little discussion Connie was told to use her discretion regarding the length of time to have the library open on Wed., Dec. 26th. She will plan to have the library open on January 2nd.

Meeting adjourned.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Janet Kleve

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