Hope Welty Public Library

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January 2017 Meeting Minutes

 Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Hope Welty Public Library ( HWPL) was held at the library on January 11,2017. The meeting was called to order by President, Mary Hissong, at 3:30 pm. Board members answering roll call were Mary Hissong, Linda Martin, Janice Lonnon, Tina Arseneau, Chelle Shivley, Amy Willimas, Lisa Forbes and Library Director, Shari Rawlings.

Public Forum


Minutes of Last HWPL Meeting

Treasurer's Report

 Chelle Shivley, Treasurer , reported there is a balance of $ 201,783.57 before paying this month's bills. Expenses for the month are $8,287.57. Chelle Shivley moved that expenses be allowed and Janice Lonnon seconded the motion. Roll call yes vote: Mary Hissong, Linda Martin, Janice Lonnon, Lisa Forbes, Amy Williams and Tina Arseneau.

Director's Report

Soup Day was successful. The Crochet Class and the Coloring Club have both been well attended. Pie Day will be held on March 8th from 12 - 2 . Pies will be ordered from Judy's Kitchen. Options were discussed for cleaning out the storage room.

Old Business

Further discussion and research will be done in regards to IMRF and other options.

New Business

The auditor presented the auditor's report to the board. There was a brief question and answer period. The HWPL received a good report. Copies were given to all members. Chelle Shivley will look into additional insurance policies concerning vehicles used for HWPL business. Shari will type up a Policy for Records Disposal for review at the February 8th board meeting.

Other Information and Business


Closed Session


Next Meeting

February 8 ,2017 at 3:30pm

Meeting Adjourned

Janice Lonnon moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:35 pm seconded by Amy Williams. All present voted aye.