LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Jan 9 2018 7:00 pm

Minutes of the Board of Trustees

 

Johnsburg Public Library

 

         January 9, 2018

 

 

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by President M. Diedrich at 7:05 P.M. Trustees present: M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, D. Liston, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell.  Trustee absent:  B. Harmel.  Director B. Ryan was present.

 

Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by L. Dohrn and seconded by S. Reitz to approve the minutes of the December 12, 2017 meeting.

Ayes:  M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell.

Abstain:  D. Liston

Motion passed.

 

Approval of Bills

Motion was made by D. Liston and seconded by S. Reitz to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $41,682.65.

Ayes: M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, D. Liston, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell.

Motion passed.

 

Treasurer’s Financial Report

Trustees reviewed the FY Year 2017-2018 December 31, 2017 financial report.

 

Committee Reports

None

 

Correspondence

Trustees reviewed the letter from trustee B. Harmel stating that she would resign as a Board Trustee effective December 31, 2017 due to health and time issues. The board not only thanks her for her time of service, but hopes for her improved health and continued success in her future endeavors.

 

Unfinished Business

None

 

 

New Business

Trustees reviewed the current Board vacancy.

 

The Johnsburg Expo is scheduled for March 17, 2018 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Expo coverage will be discussed at the next board meeting.

 

Trustees reviewed the banned patron incident report and supported the continued efforts made to ensure the safety of all library patrons and staff.

 

Motion was made by D. Liston and seconded by J. Stockwell to pay

the final electric pricing at $0.06640/kwh.

Ayes:  M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, D. Liston, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell.  Motion passed.

 

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by S. Reitz to elect D. Liston to the Treasurer’s Board position vacated by B. Harmel’s current resignation from the Board’s Treasurer position.

Ayes:  M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, D. Liston, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell.  Motion passed.

 

 Director’s Report     

   1. Sierra Update:

   The transition continues to go fairly smoothly. We are working

    with PrairieCat and they have been responsive to resolve

    issues-items not checking out correctly, items not generating

    fines and items not renewing. Staff continues to add items

    into Sierra and withdraw items not circulated in several years

    and items in poor condition.  

 

2. Staff Christmas Party:

    The Christmas Party is scheduled for Sunday, January 21, 2018

     at the Foxhole in McHenry.

 

3. Electric Pricing:

    Final pricing came in at $0.06640/kwh and Director B. Ryan

    signed the contract. November minutes will be changed to

    reflect the 2018 price stated and not $0.06081(the 2017 price).

 

Public Input

None

 

Board Input

None

 

Adjournment

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by L. Dohrn to adjourn.

Ayes: M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, D. Liston, S Reitz and J. Stockwell. Motion passed.

Meeting was adjourned by President M. Diedrich at 7:47 P.M.

 

 

                                                                   Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                   Karen Gustafson, secretary