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Oct 11 2011 7:00 pm
Minutes of the Meeting
Board of Trustees
Johnsburg Public Library
Trustees Present: R. Barnes, J. Stockwell, M.J. Farrell, K. Hughes, K.Kucik
Trustees Absent: E. Robel, E. Munson
Also Present: Dir. M. Zawacki
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by V.-P. M.J. Farrell at 7:05pm.
Approval of Minutes
Motion was made by J. Stockwell, seconded by K. Hughes, to approve the minutes of the Sept. meeting as presented. Ayes: R. Barnes, M.J. Farrell, K. Hughes, J. Stockwell, K. Kucik. Motion passed.
Approval of Bills
Motion was made by R. Barnes, seconded by K. Hughes, to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $91,579.73. Ayes: R. Barnes, K. Hughes, M.J. Farrell, K. Kucik, J. Stockwell. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Financial Report
Trustees reviewed the treasurer’s financial report.
There were no committee reports.
Trustees reviewed notice from J. Puleo outlining savings through the use of Liberty for provision of electricity.
Motion was made by K. Kucik, seconded by J. Stockwell, to approve early payoff of mortgage. Ayes: M.J. Farrell, K. Hughes, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, K. Kucik. Motion passed.
Motion was made by K. Hughes, seconded by J. Stockwell, to approve snow plowing bid from Brooks Mowing and Plowing. Cost to be $189.00 per plow. Ayes: M.J. Farrell, K. Hughes, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, K. Kucik. Motion passed.
Motion was made by J. Stockwell, seconded by K. Kucik, to approve quote from Dowe and Wagner for replacement of heat exchangers. Amount is $1,040.00 for labor only, as parts are replaced under warranty. Ayes: K. Hughes, M.J. Farrell, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, K. Kucik. Motion passed.
Motion was made by J. Stockwell, seconded by R. Barnes, to approve quote from MasterCraft Plumbing in the amount of $1,095.00 for installation of a backup system for the sump pump. Ayes: K. Hughes, M.J. Farrell, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, K.Kucik. Motion passed.
There was no public input.
Trustee M.J. Farrell stated her desire to have a poster or some other form of decoration put on wall in women’s restroom. Dir. M. Zawacki stated that this would be done.
Motion was made by K. Hughes, seconded by J. Stockwell, to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: K. Hughes, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes. K. Kucik, M.J. Farrell. Motion passed. Meeting was adjourned by V.-P. M.J. Farrell at 7:24 pm.
Kathleen Kucik, secretary
When it rains, it pours… literally. During the recent rains, we ended up with 2 leaks in the staff work room. Kurt called the roof inspection company and they will be sealing the seams of the roof angles in that area for $400. That same day, Kurt noticed a sewer gas smell in the basement. He called to get our septic pumped and discovered at least a dozen dirty diapers (as well as condoms!) had been flushed down the toilets. We have since put up signs asking people to please not flush diapers. The very same day we found out that the sump pump wasn’t working, so Kurt had it immediately replaced. The backup system also needed replacing, which Kurt got bids for.
At my recent county library director’s meeting, it was announced that libraries should have their FY2011 Per Capita Grant checks by December of this year.
Amazon’s Kindle is now compatible with our downloadable e-Book subscription. Since the new fiscal year started on July 1, there have been 257 eBook checkouts.
Heather Lipman is one of our library patrons who is working on her Master’s in Library Science. She is now coming in twice a month on Saturdays to help us with weeding our picture book collection to make room for new acquisitions.
September 2011 statistics:
TOTAL CIRCULATION: 9,323 AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION: 345
VOLUMES ADDED: 365 VOLUMES WITHDRAWN: 500
TOTAL VOLUMES: 59,993 TOTAL PATRONS REGISTERED: 10,149
ILL BORROWING STATISTICS: 260 ILL LENDING STATISTICS: 220