Hope Welty Public Library

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Board Meeting Nov. 10, 2015

Call to Order :

The regular meeting of the Hope Welty Public Library (HWPL) District Board of Trustees was held at the library on Nov. 10,2015. President Genea Lawler called the meeting to order at 3:00pm. Answering roll call were: Genea Lawler, Janice Lonnon, Chelle Shivley, Linda Martin, Mary Hissong, Tina Arseneau and Library Director Shari Rawlings. Nancy McDermith absent.

Public Forum :

none

Minutes of Last HWPL Meeting :

In the absence of Secretary Nancy McDermith each trustee silently read the minutes of the Oct. 14, 2015 meeting. Chelle Shively moved to accept the minutes as read. Mary Hissong seconded the motion. All present voted aye. Motion carried.

Treasurer's Report :

 The treasurer's report was given by treasurer, Chelle Shively, and showed a balance of $194,784.89 before paying this month's bills. Expenses for the month are $8,333.65.  Janice Lonnon moved expenses be allowed and Chelle Shivley seconded the motion. Roll call vote yes:  Mary Hissong, Genea Lawler, Janice Lonnon, Linda Martin, Tina Arseneau, and Chelle Shivley. No nays. Nancy McDermith absent. Motion carried.

Time for Director :

Director Shari Rawlings stated the there will be a TownHall Meeting held at the library on December 8, 2015 by Bill Mitchell.

 Per Cap Grant  - Director Shari Rawlings noted that she is working on. Board members offered in put as needed for Shari to continue completing the paperwork.

 Director Shari Rawlings discussed cleaning out the large print books as the area in which they are displayed is becoming too crowded. The board discussed having a book sale in the Spring to purge large print books and others as well. A discussion followed on what to do with the books that do not sell :  take to Friendship Hill Assisted Living, The VA  Hospital in Danville or other assisted living/ nursing homes in the area. No definitive decision was made.

 Shari Rawlings noted that the library will participate in the  Cerro Gordo Christmas on Hill Festivities with games and other activities yet to be decided.

 Shari Rawlings stated that the  library will have a soup day in January as has been done  the past few years. Date to be decided.

The board and all available staff will meet at the  library on Monday, November 23,2015 at 10:30 am to decorate for Christmas and enjoy a Christmas luncheon.

Old Business:

Per Cap Grant

New Business :

Christmas bonuses were discussed and decided upon as follows : Shari Rawlings $200, Betty Sue Larid $125, Maddy Lawler $75, Vickie Mercer $125, Ronni McFadden $75. Janice Lonnon moved to pay the bonuses as shown above, Tina Arseneau seconded the motion. Roll call vote yes:  Mary Hissong, Janice Lonnon, Linda Martin, Tina Arseneau ,and Chelle Shivley. No nays, Genea Lawler abstained.  Nancy McDermith  absent. Motion carried.

 Tax Levy documents were read. Chelle Shivley moved for the Adoption of the Annual Tax Levy Ordinance for  2015, payable 2016. Mary Hissong seconded the motion. Roll call vote yes : Mary Hissong, Genea Lawler, Janice Lonnon,  Linda Martin, Tina Arseneau, and Chelle Shivley. No nays, Nancy McDermith Absent. Motion carried.

Closed Session:

none

Next Meeting Date :

The next regular meeting for the HWPL District Board of Trustees will be December 9, 2015 at 3:00 PM  at the library.

Meeting Adjourned :

Janice Lonnon moved to adjourn the meeting at 3:50 pm and Maary Hissong seconded the motion. All present voted aye. Motion carried.

 Linda Martin,  Substitute Secretary