Bethalto Public Library

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December 18, 2015

Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

December 18, 2015

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

Present:                  Pat Beiermann, Trish Stemmley, Susan Yeager

Absent:                  Loren Gunderson, Ruthann Hellemeyer, Felicia Kohlberg, Jason Pierce

Also present:         Mary Brewster, Library Director; Stacy McRae, Bookkeeper; Andrew Carruthers, Attorney with HeplerBroom LLC

No quorum present.


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

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




            Attorney Andy Carruthers of HeplerBroom LLC spoke to the Trustees regarding the prevailing wage issue. Andy reported that he had reviewed our situation and had spoken to Bruce Edwards of Innovate Group. He recommends the Library contact the Illinois Department of Labor to self-report - tell them our problem and ask them what we need to do to make it right with the Innovate Group employees. The Board members authorized Andy to pursue this action.      


            The Board members reviewed Chapter 5 of Serving Our Public, the Edge Assessment workbook, and the questions on the Per Capita Grant application regarding technology, education and training, and resource sharing.

            The Library’s Days Closed calendar was set for 2016 – January 1, March 27, May 29-30, July 3-4, September 4-5, November 23 (at 5:00 pm), November 24-25, and December 24-25.


The meeting was adjourned by Pat Beiermann at 8:50 pm.