Bethalto Public Library

March 18, 2010

Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

March 18, 2010

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

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

Absent:                  none

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

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

Motion 1:  It was moved by E. Hauser and seconded by L. Gunderson that bills in the amount of  $33,947.26 be paid.

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

                Nayes:    none

                Absent:  R. Hellemeyer


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

The Librarian’s report. (See file)



        From Illinois State Library Director confirming that the Library has met requirements for Phase 1 of Gates Foundation Opportunity Online Hardware Grant Program.

        Trustee Duties class April 22nd from 10-12.



        Discussion of Trivia Night plans.


Discussion of possible new tax payment plans from Madison County.

Discussion of changing accounts for Library. Problems with IPTIP.

Discussion – grant – possible purchases. Report next month.

Discussion of summer reading program.

New Children’s after school programs explained.

Discussion – not wait for grant – need ramp for Little House. Contact Rotary.

Report on new Freedom of Information Act requirements. Training – take online – information and test – must be done by June. Mary and Paula will complete the requirements.

The meeting was adjourned by P. Beiermann at 8:30 p.m.