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December 2011 Board Minutes

Oelwein Public Library Board Minutes December 15, 2011

The Oelwein Public Library Board of Trustees held its regular board meeting on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at the library.

Present: Peik, Leo, Gilson, Kerns, Ryan, and Macken   
Absent: Berryman
President Gilson called the meeting to order.
Kerns moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Peik. Motion carried.
Leo moved to approve the minutes. Seconded by Kerns. Motion carried.
No correspondences.

Friends Report:
•    The Chocolate Fest is scheduled for Friday, February 3, from 6-8 p.m. with a Mardi Gras theme and live jazz band planned.
Director’s Report:
•    Larry Stone will be giving a presentation on White Tail Deer on Thursday, January 12. Therefore, the next library board meeting will be Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 p.m.
•    Macken is on the Nominating Committee for the Iowa Library Association. A meeting will be held in Iowa City on January 6. Mileage will be covered by ILA.

Peik moved to approve the bills. Seconded by Leo. Motion carried.

The proposed budget was discussed. $1,500 was added for 20 hours of computer technical support and $2,300 to clean all the library carpeting. Reference will be made as to how much has been contributed from the Bequest Fund and the Friends of the Library to support the library. Peik moved to approve these additions. Seconded by Kerns. Motion carried.

Gutters have been repaired because of the alterations made to the library roof. The leak on the west side has not been addressed.

The Emergency policy was revised. An all Hazards Weather Alert Radio is located in the Staff Room. Leo moved to accept the policy as revised. Seconded by Peik. Motion carried.

Leo moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Kerns. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Macken

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