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October 3, 2012

Minutes of Trustees' meeting

    The Ocheyedan Library Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 4:30pm. Members present were: Bernie Willadsen, Laura Glade, Tammy Hoekstra, Nancy Faber, Janet Kleve and Librarian Connie Schuster. Absent: Don Hormel and Linda Kogelmann.
    Meeting was called to order by President Bernie.
    Motion was made by Laura and seconded by Nancy to approve the minutes. Carried.
    Treasurer's Report: Bank balance of $39,283.31 as of 9-14-2012; Trust and Agency balance of $33,394.84; General Fund balance of $5,888.47
    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: Registration and circulation are down slightly.
    Connie is considering a Halloween party for the children on Oct. 27th.
Unfinished Business:
    1. County meeting. Set date as November 12 at 5:30 p.m. Connie will send invitations. Jena Boles has consented to present the program. Menu of lasagna, garlic bread, relish, bars and beverages was decided.
New Business:
    1. Library flag. Replaced with a new flag donated by the local American Legion.
    2. Review Policy. The few changes of the policy were reviewed. Motion was made by Janet and seconded by Tammy to approved. Carried.
    3. Review Long Range Plan. Plans include updating landscaping on north side of building and to check the life of the sump pump battery in 2013; 2014 – refinish wood eaves on outside of building; 2015 – update bathroom fixtures.
Motion was made by Laura and seconded by Nancy to approved plans. Carried.
    4. Christmas ideas. Open house to celebrate our 100 years & recognize our librarians and volunteers. Lunch ideas, invite council members, city clerk, Diane Truckenmiller and volunteers. Gift ideas were discussed. Tabled until November meeting.
    5. Liz Marquez donated 20 copies of the 2000 High School Reunion cookbook. Library may sell them (we will ask $10.00 per copy) and keep the donation.

Meeting adjourned.

Date of next meeting will be November 7th at 4:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Janet Kleve

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