Bethalto Public Library

March 19, 2009

Bethalto Public Library District

Board of Trustees Meeting

March 19, 2009

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

Present:     P. Beiermann, E. Hauser, T. Stemmley, L. Gunderson, R. Hellemeyer, C. McMillan, M. Brown

Absent:     None

Also present:      Stacy and Kevin McRae, Accountants, Mag Paddock, Paula Tretter, Brenda Crause, Jody Scott, Sis O'Brian, Employees, and Mike Paddock

Motion 1:     It was moved by L. Gunderson and seconded by E. Hauser that bills in the amount of $27,454.22 be paid.

Ayes:     P. Beiermann, E. Hauser, T. Stemmley, L. Gunderson, R. Hellemeyer, C. McMillan, M. Brown

Nayes:     None

Absent:     None


The Financial Report was presented by Stacy McRae, Accountant.



There was a letter from CMS (Central Management Services) concerning insurance.

There was a report on Mary's condition.



The board discussed an overview of the situation concerning Mary's illness.

There was a report on the activities happening in the library.


The spring Book Sale will be April 25th.

Monday morning Imel will spray for bugs.

There was a discussion of issues while Mary is absent.

Magazine renewal was discussed.

There was a discussion of purchasing new releases: Books, DVDs, etc.

          In January 830 items were added..

          In February 528 items were added.

          In March 214 items were added.

The Lewis and Clark Library System Board of Directors seeks nominations. Beth Hauser expressed an interest.

Stimulus money was discussed. It is for youth 16-24 years of age. The money will pay the amount of their salary. They would be used as shelvers.

The Summer Reading Program was discussed. Letters for donations will be distributed soon.

We were awarded a Per Capita Grant of $19,105.16.

The OCLF pricing (How we get our books, etc. out of system) was discussed. We received information about an additional bill.

Information about the elevator inspection needs to be retrieved from the locked cabinet.

The board discussed the possibility of an Acting Director. It was decided that two would approve the payroll sheets. Paula and Jody will do that approval.

Sis discussed the upcoming programs. She will contact Cheryl McMillen if there is a question concerning costs.

The meeting was adjourned by P. Beiermann at 8:32.