Bethalto Public Library

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February 16, 2012

Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

February 16, 2012

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

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

Absent:  C. McMillen

Also present:  Mary Brewster, Library Director.

The minutes of the meeting of January 19, 2012 were approved as written.

Motion 1:  It was moved by M. Brown and seconded by L. Gunderson that bills in the amount of $34,780.09 be paid.

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

                Nayes:  none

                Absent:  C. McMillen

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

REPORTS

The Financial report was read. (See file)

The Librarian’s report. (See file)

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEES

UNFINISHED BUSINESS    

           Review of ramp railing and back stairway platform project. New estimate. We will proceed with project.

           Reminder – Open Meetings Act online training.

NEW BUSINESS

           Discussed possible lawn care companies and services. We will try to contact more companies and present more choices for March meeting.

           Discussed Kohl’s program to consider. Also pay a fee to state to allow corporations to donate to Library. Fund for Illinois Libraries has 501(c)(3) status.

Motion 2:  It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by M. Brown to institute a fine for patrons who return out of system materials to other area libraries - $5.00 per item.

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

                Nayes:  none

                Absent:  C. McMillen

The meeting was adjourned by P. Beiermann at 7:50 p.m.