Bethalto Public Library

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December 16, 2010

Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

December 16, 2010

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

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

Absent:           P. Stemmley, R. Hellemeyer

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

The minutes of the Board meeting of November 18, 2010 were approved as written.

Motion 1:  It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by M. Brown that bills in the amount of $35,410.45 be paid.

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

                Nayes:   none

                Absent:  P. Stemmley, R. Hellemeyer


Joe Schoppet of Scheffel & Company presented the Audit report for FY 2009-2010.


The Financial report was presented by Stacy McRae, Accountant. (See file)

The Librarian’s report. (See file)


Thank you card from a patron.



Discussed the library’s ramp – railings, redoing ramp, door opener. Estimates will be given.

Kevin McRae was asked to talk to Martha Smith about loan rates at First of Bethalto.


            Discussed 2011 Calendar of closings. Suggested changes:

                Regular hours – Sunday before Memorial Day, Sunday before Labor Day, Friday after Thanksgiving.

                Early closing at 5:00 p.m. – Thanksgiving Eve, New Year’s Eve.

The meeting was adjourned by P. Beiermann at 8:20 p.m.