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December 18, 2008

Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

December 18, 2008


The meeting was called to order by Pat Beiermann, President.

Present:     P. Beiermann, C. McMillen , M. Brown, E. Hauser, P. Stemmley, L. Gunderson, R. Hellemeyer

Absent:     none

Also present:     Mary Brewster, Library Director; Stacy and Kevin McRae, Accountants; Joe Schoppet, Auditor.


The minutes of the Board meeting of November 20, 2008, were approved as written.


Motion 1:  It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by C. McMillen that bills in the amount of  $32,402.44 be paid.

                Ayes:     P. Beiermann, C. McMillen , M. Brown, E. Hauser, P. Stemmley, L. Gunderson, R. Hellemeyer

                Nayes:  none

                Absent:  none


REPORTS

     The Financial report was presented by Stacy and Kevin McRae. (See file)

     Treasurer Beth Hauser reported that CDs have been purchased and moved to the Bank of Edwardsville.

     The Librarian’s report. (See file)

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEES

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

     Presentation of Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Audit by Joe Schoppet with Scheffel & Company (see report).

     Discussed merchandising in the Library with display carts as a possible purchase. Board recommends to order.

     Discussed plans for the School District to implement laptop computers for the Middle School next year and how this will affect the Library.

     Kevin McRae discussed potential revenue sharing opportunities in the future.


The meeting was adjourned by P. Beiermann at 8:12 p.m.