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Oelwein Public Library Board Minutes for September 2009

Oelwein Public Library Board Minutes September 10, 2009

The Oelwein Public Library Board of Trustees held its regular board meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 6:15 p.m. at the library.

Present: Peik, Pixler, Ridihalgh, Gilson, Kerns, and Macken
Absent: Leo

President Ridihalgh called the meeting to order.
Macken noted the circulation statistic should be 4488 for August 2009. The agenda was approved.
The minutes were approved as written.
Thank you notes were read from Rushford, MN library for the tour, a genealogist for receipt of obituaries, and school classes for field trips to see the Visions Exhibit.

Friend’s Report:
•    Annual Meeting September 15 at 6:30.
•    Purchasing sanitizer wipes for computer stations.
•    Encourage library board members to become Friend’s members.
Director’s Report
•    Had business cards printed.
•    Replaced a computer monitor and purchased one for server computer instead of replacing switch. Consider future budgetary needs for equipment replacement as computers and equipment age.
•    Project Compassion showcasing Seth Garceau’s portrait on exhibit September 2-12.
•    Randy Myott from hospital will be installing a hand sanitizer station and two bottles of sanitizer (4000 applications each) at no cost to the library.
•    Foundation brochures were reprinted.
September bills were reviewed. Peik made a motion to accept the bills. Seconded by Gilson. Motion carried.

Macken will talk to Jake Blitsch about covers for the flag lights as the VFW has been investigating lights for the new memorial.

Macken asked Michael’s Engineering a couple of questions in regards to the energy audit report. The board would like more information on recommissioning the light sensors and moving the thermostat sensors in the electric heaters in the duct for outside air intake. It appears that installing a CO2 Demand Control Ventilation would not offer a timely Simple Payback Period.

Budget Carry-over will be delayed until a decision on the energy audit is made.

Discussion was held on the Internet Policy and Registration policy. It is important for patrons using the public computers to be responsible for their use. Therefore, Oelwein residents need a library card and visitors need to show valid ID to use the computers. Also, a color printer is now available for public use. Color copies will be charged $.75 per page per printed side.
The fax policy was reviewed. Peik made a motion to accept all policy changes of the reviewed policies. Seconded by Gilson. Motion carried.

The Director was evaluated.

Pixler made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Peik. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Macken


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