Hope Welty Public Library

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December, 14 Meeting Minutes

 Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Hope Welty Public Library ( HWPL) District Board of Trustees was held at the library on December14,2016. Vice President Mary Hissong called the meeting to order at 3:30pm. Answering roll call were : Janice Lonnon, Linda Martin, Mary Hissong, Amy Williams, and Library Director, Shari Rawlings. Chelle Shivley , Lisa Forbes and Tina Arseneau absent.

Public Forum

None

Minutes of the HWPL Meeting

Each trustee silently read the minutes of the November 9,2016 meeting. Janice Lonnon moved to accept the minutes as read. Linda Martin seconded the motion. All present voted aye. Motion carried.

Treasurer's Report

The treasurer's report was attached and studied individually in the absence of treasurer, Chelle Shivley. Report showed a balance of $206,326.05 before paying this month's bills. Expenses for the month are $8,803.05. Amy Williams moved expenses be allowed and Linda Martin seconded the motion. Roll call vote yes: Mary Hissong, Janice Lonnon, Linda Martin,and Amy Williams . No nays. Chelle Shivley, Lisa Forbes and Tina Arseneau absent. Motion carried.

Time for Director

Director Shari Rawlings noted that there will be a soup day at the library on January 11,2017. Shari reminded the board that the library auditor would be coming to the January meeting.Amy Williams moved to approve the hiring of Diana Taylor at the rate of $9.50 / hour. Linda Martin seconded the motion. All present voted aye. Chelle Shivley , Lisa Forbes and Tina Arseneau absent. Motion carried. It was noted that the staff is working the following hours: Shari Rawlings 32 hours /week, Betty Sue Laird 28 hours /weeks, Diana Taylor 10 hours/ week, Maddy Lawler 12 /13 hours / week.

Old Business

Election Packets - all are in order and have been taken care of.

New Business

A Resolution to Comply with the Government Travel Expense Control Act was read. This resolution serves as the Hope Welty Public Library's official travel policy. Linda Martin moved to accept the Resolution to  Comply with Travel Expenses. Janice Lonnon seconded the motion. All present voted aye. Chelle Shivley, Lisa Forbesand Tina Arseneau absent. Motion carried. Insurance and Bond Renewal Director has currently heard nothing as yet. No action needed. Per Capita Grant Questions / Shari will write up a response to the questions for the Grant. Open Meeting Act - all members of the board have completed the online Open Meeting Act directive as required by law.

Other Information and Business

None

Closed Session

none

Next Meeting Date

The next regular meeting for the HWPL District Board of Trustees will be January11,2017 at 3:30pm at the library.

Meeting Adjourned

Janice Lonnon moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:07 pm and Amy Williams seconded the motion.  All present voted aye. Motion carried.