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June 5, 2013

Minutes of trustees' meeting

The Ocheyedan Library Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 4:30pm.
Members present were: Bernie Willadsen, Nancy Faber, Linda Kogelmann, Don Hormel, and Librarian Connie Schuster. Absent: Laura Glade, Tammy Hoekstra, and Janet Kleve.

Meeting was called to order by President Bernie.

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

Treasurer's Report: Bank Balance of $44,099.55; Trust and Agency Balance of $33,394.84; General Fund Balance of $10,704.71. Waiting for receipt of half of City funding.

Bills to be sent to the City Council were read and a motion was made by Don and seconded by Linda. Carried.  Discussion held regarding bills being paid by City before approval by board.

Librarian's Report: Enrich Iowa documents have been sent in.  Back–up sump pump needs attention.  D. Duitsman not available to look at it.  Will contact him for suggested repairman or have Ten Kley look at it if he comes to fix ballast.  Tim Bales has not responded to request for tree work in back of library.

Unfinished Business:

New Business:
1.    E-rate request to be sent in next week.  It is reimbursing about $37.00 per month.

2.    Fuel contract:  A motion was made by Don to contract 1500 gallons @ $1.41 and to put credit of $769.50 towards amount.  Seconded by Nancy.  Carried.

3.    Several possibilities for new trustees were discussed.

4.  Nancy reviewed documents that have been gathered regarding the hiring of a new director.  Items included:  applications, evaluation, child abuse training, starting wage, and interview questions.  Review of applications to be at July 3rd meeting.  A discussion was held regarding the merits of interviews being conducted by the hiring committee rather than the entire board.

5.  Election of officers will be held during the July meeting.

Meeting adjourned.
Date of next meeting will be July 3rd  at 4:30 pm.
Respectfully submitted, Don Hormel

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