Hope Welty Public Library

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Feb. 8,2017 Meeting Minutes

Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Hope Welty Public Library( HWPL) was held at the library on February 8, 2017. The meeting was called to order by Vice President, Janice Lonnon,at 3:30pm. Board members answering roll call were: Linda Martin, Janice Lonnon, Tina Arseneau,Amy Williams, Lisa Forbes and Library Director,Shari Rawlings. Absent Mary Hissong and Chelle Shivley.

Public Forum

Todd Henricks presented to the board updates on the insurance policy for the library. He also updated the Workers Compensation Policy. There were slight increases in the renewal. Todd also presented the board with an Auto Policy. Renewal deadline is March29th,2017.

Minutes of Last HWPL Meeting

Minutes for the December 14,2016 and the January 11,2017 board minutes were read aloud by Tina Arseneau. Amy Williams moved that all minutes be accepted as read, Lisa Forbes seconded ,all present voted aye. Motion carried.

Treasurer's Report

Linda Martin reported there is a balance of $ 194,181.37 before paying the month's bills. Expenses for the month are $13,910.43. Lisa Forbes moved that expenses be allowed and Linda Martin seconded the motion. Roll call yes votes: Linda Martin, Janice Lonnon, Lisa Forbes, Amy Williams and Tina Arseneau. Absent: Mary Hissong and Chelle Shivley.

Director's Report

The Princess Tea Party will be held on Feb.25

 The Quilt Show will be held on March 29&30

 Work has begun on the Summer Reading Program

Old Business

Amy Williams moved to approve the Application for Authority to Dispose of Local Records, Lisa Forbes seconded. All present voted aye. Motion carried. A representative from the state will be at the library at the end of February to approve the application. Linda is still doing more research into IMFR.

New Business

Linda Martin moved to approve the purchase of new blinds for the two west windows in the library up to $1800.00. Lisa Forbes seconded. Roll call yes votes: Lisa Forbes, Janice Lonnon, Tina Arseneau, Linda Martin and Amy Williams. Absent: Mary Hissong and Chelle Shivley. Statement of Economic Interest were signed by all present.

Other Information & Business


Closed Session


Next Meeting

March 8, 2017 at 3:30pm

Meeting Adjourned

Amy Williams moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:05pm seconded by Lisa Forbes. All present voted aye.