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May 13 2014 7:00 pm
Minutes of the Board of Trustees
Johnsburg Public Library
May 13, 2014
Call to Order
Meeting was called to order by President E. Munson at 7:05 P.M. Trustees present: M. Diedrich, E. Munson, M.J. Farrell, K. Gustafson, K. Hughes, and J. Stockwell. Trustees absent: R. Barnes. Director M. Zawacki was present.
Approval of Minutes
Motion was made by K. Gustafson and seconded by M.J. Farrell to approve the minutes of the April meeting. Ayes: M. Diedrich, E. Munson, M.J. Farrell, K. Gustafson, and J. Stockwell. Abstain: K. Hughes. Motion passed.
Approval of Bills
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell and seconded by J. Stockwell to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $50,586.09. Ayes: M. Diedrich, E. Munson, M.J. Farrell, K. Gustafson, K. Hughes, and J. Stockwell. Motion passed.
Treasurer's Financial Report
Trustees reviewed the financial report.
There were no committee reports.
Trustees reviewed the IMRF preliminary rate notice for 2015. It was noted that the 2014 rate was 10.85% and the rate for 2015 will be 10.58%
Trustees reviewed the Health Department Enroll McHenry County report. Our study room in the library was reserved on Tuesdays from October 1, 2013 to April 15, 2014 for enrollment appointments. We will probably do this again in the fall as many people took advantage of the appointments.
M. Zawacki will attend the Village Meeting to discuss options regarding the recently completed sewer infrastructure adjacent to the library. The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Trustees reviewed the monthly IT systems report.
There was no unfinished business.
After trustees reviewed the Working Budget for FY2015, M.J. Farrell motioned to approve the budget and J. Stockwell seconded the motion. Ayes: M. Diedrich, E. Munson, M.J. Farrell, K. Gustafson, K. Hughes, and J. Stockwell. Motion passed.
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell and seconded by J. Stockwell to approve the submitted Target Early Childhood Reading Grant, "Up, Up and Away with Reading". Ayes: M. Diedrich, E. Munson, M.J. Farrell, K. Gustafson, K. Hughes, and J. Stockwell. Motion passed.
Trustees reviewed the library director evaluations.
The Food for Fines during National Book Week was very successful. One patron showed up with all her overdue items and 32 food items as payment. Two carloads of food were donated to the FISH food pantry.
Employee Melanie is congratulated for all her hard work in planning for garden beds and related garden programming. The garden beds are installed thanks to many helpers. Planting day is scheduled for Saturday, May 31st.
The book sale is to be held on June 5th and 6th. Trustees are encouraged to help with setting up for the sale.
There was no public input.
There was no board input.
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell and seconded by J. Stockwell to adjourn. Ayes: M. Diedrich, E. Munson, M.J. Farrell, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, and J. Stockwell. Meeting was adjourned by President E. Munson at 7:40 P.M.
Madelyn Diedrich, secretary
Elsie filled her car twice with food from our food drive for the FISH food pantry. One of our biggest success stories was a patron who we had repeated contact with in an attempt to get her to return 32 items overdue since the end of January – mostly DVDs. I contacted her again a couple of days before Food for Fines was ending. I reminded her I was going to have to start the legal process the next week to get the items back, and strongly suggested she take advantage of the Food for Fines opportunity. She showed up on the last day of Food for Fines with all her overdue items and her 32 food items as payment.
Thanks to Melanie for all her hard work in planning for the beds and related garden programming. They look great! Thanks also to Eagle Scout Daniel Lytle, Troop #455, Barb Klein, Skye Schoen, and members of our Teen Advisory Group for their help with building and installing the beds. Planting day is scheduled for Saturday, May 31.
April 2014 statistics:
TOTAL CIRCULATION: 7,234 AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION: 249
VOLUMES ADDED: 310 VOLUMES WITHDRAWN: 110
TOTAL VOLUMES: 62,727 TOTAL PATRONS REGISTERED: 11,233
ILL BORROWING STATISTICS: 183 ILL LENDING STATISTICS: 485