August 2016 Board Minutes
Oelwein Public Library Board Minutes August 10, 2106
The Oelwein Public Library Board of Trustees held its regular board meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the library.
Present: Ingersoll, Berryman, Mars and Harris
Absent: Christensen, Gilson, Kerns and Macken
President Berryman called the meeting to order.
Mars made a motion to approve the agenda. Seconded by Ingersoll. Motion carried.
Mars made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Seconded by Ingersoll. Motion carried.
For Trustee Training, the board reviewed the Standard Library Programming and Community Relations.
Friends will be looking into getting an Amazon Smile Account
2 or 3 “Little Libraries” will be placed in the community in the spring of 2017
Appreciation Tea will be held September 15th at the library
The Annual Meeting is Scheduled for September 20th.
Blake Kerns was appointed to the board by the council.
Bills were reviewed. StewartScape $ 441.77 to repair the fountain. The fountain had been vandalized.
Ingersoll made a motion to accept the bills. Seconded by Mars. Motion carried.
Gutter bids by Arctic Insulation Specialists and Cedar Valley Seamless were reviewed. The bid from Arctic Insulation is not as detailed as the bid from Cedar Valley Seamless so the board is
concerned about what is actually covered in the bid. Mars made a motion to review the bids at the next meeting. Seconded by Ingersoll. Motion carried.
Ingersoll will work with Miller Construction about re-evaluating the assessment through Alliant Energy for the attic insulation.
The Capital Improvement Plan was discussed. Items included were masonry repair, gutter repair, computer replacement, carpet replacement, refinishing furnishings, interior painting, and HVAC. Many of these items can be split over a number of years.
The Bequest balance is $379,515.02 which is up from last year's balance of $376,746.87.
The Personnel Policy Introduction and the Staff Responsibilities and Conduct policies were reviewed. Ingersoll made a motion to accept the policies as reviewed. Seconded by Mars. Motion carried.
Mars made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Ingersoll. Motion carried
The next library board meeting will be Tuesday September 13, 2016.