Bethalto Public Library

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July 16, 2015

Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

July 16, 2015

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

Present:                  Pat Beiermann, Loren Gunderson, Ruthann Hellemeyer, Felicia Kohlberg, Trish Stemmley, Susan Yeager

Absent:                  Jason Pierce

Also present:         Mary Brewster, Library Director.

 

The minutes of the meeting of June 18, 2015 were approved as written.

 

Motion 1:  It was moved by Yeager and seconded by Stemmley that bills in the amount of $43,755.91 be paid.

        Ayes:      Beiermann, Gunderson, Hellemeyer, Kohlberg, Stemmley, Yeager

        Nayes:   none

        Absent:  Pierce

 

REPORTS

The Financial report was presented by Mary Brewster and Pat Beiermann. (See File)

The Librarian’s report was presented by Mary Brewster. (See file)

COMMUNICATIONS

            Tentative budget was presented and discussed.

            Board email address was agreed upon.

COMMITTEES

UNFINISHED BUSINESS    

NEW BUSINESS

            Resolution of prevailing wage issue was discussed.

            Statement: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the budget available for the Library building renovation project will be reevaluated. The previously stated budget of $100,000 no longer applies. A new budget will be voted on at a future Board of Trustees meeting after the financial situation is reassessed.      

 

Motion 2:  It was moved by Gunderson and seconded by Yeager to approve the issuing of ordinance 2015-3, to levy and assess a tax of .02% for building and maintenance purposes.

                Ayes:      Beiermann, Gunderson, Hellemeyer, Kohlberg, Stemmley, Yeager

                Nayes:   none

                Absent:  Pierce

Motion 3:  It was moved by Kohlberg and seconded by Hellemeyer to hold the public budget hearing at 6:30 pm on August 20, 2015 at the Little House.

                Ayes:      Beiermann, Gunderson, Hellemeyer, Kohlberg, Stemmley, Yeager

                Nayes:   none

                Absent:  Pierce

The meeting was adjourned by Pat Beiermann at 8:37 pm.