Bethalto Public Library

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November 15, 2007

Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

November 15, 2007

The meeting was called to order by Cheryl McMillen, Vice President.

Present:   C. McMillen , M. Brown, E. Hauser, L. Gunderson, R. Hellemeyer (arrived late)

Absent:   P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley

Also present:   Mary Brewster, Library Director; Kevin McRae, Accountant.

The minutes of the Board meeting of October 18, 2007, were approved as written.

Motion 1:  It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by E. Hauser that bills in the amount of  $29,797.18 be paid.

                Ayes:      C. McMillen , M. Brown, E. Hauser, L. Gunderson,

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:   P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley, R. Hellemeyer

REPORTS

The financial report was presented by Kevin McRae, Accountant. (See File)

The Librarian’s report. (See file)

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEES

UNFINISHED BUSINESS    

NEW BUSINESS

Discussed money in First National account – concerns with it making no interest presently. Kevin McRae will check with local banks for possible changes, CD, money market, etc.

Library closings in December – December 25-25, December 31-January 1.

Discussed DCEO grant to redo Little House – we have not received the money, there is no reappropriation bill.

Discussed sign for Little House – Hellemeyers will make.

Discussed sign for new display cart in honor of Dave Walkington.

Motion 2:  It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by R. Hellemeyer that Holiday bonuses be given in the manner indicated below.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:   P. Beiermann, P. Stemmley

                2007 Holiday bonuses:

                Shelvers (3)                           $25                        $75

                Pages (2)                               $40                        $80

                Clerks (4)                               $50                        $200

                Supervisors (4)                      $100                      $400

                Director (1)                            $250                      $250

                                                                                            $1,005

The meeting was adjourned by C. McMillen at 8:00 p.m.