Bethalto Public Library

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September 17, 2015

Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

September 17, 2015

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

Present:                  Pat Beiermann, Loren Gunderson, Ruthann Hellemeyer, Felicia Kohlberg, Jason Pierce, Susan Yeager

Absent:                  Trish Stemmley

Also present:         Mary Brewster, Library Director; Kevin and Stacy McRae, Bookkeepers

The minutes of the meeting of August 20, 2015 were approved as written.

Motion 1:  It was moved by Hellemeyer and seconded by Pierce that bills in the amount of $57,964.71 be paid.

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

        Nayes:   none

        Absent:  Stemmley

REPORTS

The Financial report was presented by Stacy McRae. (See File)

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

COMMUNICATIONS

            Ordinances in paper tomorrow.

COMMITTEES

UNFINISHED BUSINESS       

Motion 3:  It was moved by Pierce and seconded by Hellemeyer to offer Innovate Group the amount of $3,920.28 to be in compliance with prevailing wage for work on the Little House.

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

                Nayes:   none

                Absent:  Stemmley

NEW BUSINESS

            Personnel policy is being reviewed by personnel committee.

Motion 2:  It was moved by Beiermann and seconded by Gunderson to give 2% raise for part time employees and Assistant Director Paula Tretter. Full time employees get 1 sick day per month, rolls over to next year; vacation days do not roll over, after 6 months 5 days, after 1 year 10 days, after 5 years 15 days, after 10 years 20 days. All done on fiscal year.

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

                Nayes:   none

                Absent:  Stemmley

 

Motion 4:  It was moved by Pierce and seconded by Kohlberg to opt in to the IMRF long term care plan program on behalf of Bethalto Library employees. They would participate at their own expense.

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

                Nayes:   none

                Absent:  Stemmley

 

Pierce made motion to go into closed session at 8:05 pm. Hellemeyer seconded. Closed session to discuss “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.”

Returned from closed session at 8:09 pm.

 

Motion 5:  It was moved by Gunderson and seconded by Yeager to give Library Director Mary Brewster 3% raise.

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

                Nayes:   none

                Absent:  Stemmley

 

Motion 6:  It was moved by Yeager and seconded by Pierce to close meeting.

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

                Nayes:   none

                Absent:  Stemmley

 

The meeting was adjourned by Pat Beiermann at 8:11 pm.