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June 8,2016 Meeting Minutes

 Hope Welty Public Library Board of Trustees minutes

 Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Hope Welty Public Library ( HWPL) District Board of Trustees was held at the library on June 8,2016. The meeting was called to order by Vice President, Mary Hissong, at 3:00pm. Board members answering roll call were Tina Arseneau, Mary Hissong, Janice Lonnon, Nancy McDermith, Linda Martin and Library Director,Shari Rawlings. Absent; Genea Lawler and Chelle Shively.

Public Forum

none

Minutes of the Last HWPL Meeting

Minutes of the meeting on May 11,2016 were presented. Janice Lonnon moved the minutes be accepted as presented.  Tina Arseneau seconded motion. All present voted aye.  No nays. Motion carried. Absent: Genea Lawler and Chelle Shivley.

Treasurer's Report Linda Martin reported there is a balance of $137,828.63 before paying this month's bills. Expenses for this month are $7700.60. Nancy McDermith moved expenses be allowed and  Tina Arseneau seconded the motion. Roll call yes votes: Tina Arseneau, Mary Hissong, Janice Lonnon, Nancy McDermith, Linda Martin. No Nays. Absent: Genea Lawler and Chelle Shivley. Motion carried.

Director's ReportSummer reading signups were up from previous years with a total of 168. Pizza party will be held June 30 to conclude the reading program. Maker Girl presented a program for 13 girls at our library last week. On  Saturday evening 34 attended movie night. Fat Hill Fest will be splitting activites between June 25 and the last weekend in July to  coordinate with town rummage sales. The library will be closed both Saturdays. Tina Arseneau move to close both Saturday, June 25 and during the garage sales the end of July. Linda Martin seconded the motion. All present voted aye. No nays. Motion carried.  Letter will written to the bank to take Nancy McDermmith and Genea Lawler off the signatures for signing checks and add Linda Martin and Tina Arseneau.

OLD BUSINESS

Landscaping will begin soon. Linda Martin moved to accept the bid of  approximately $500 from Amity Landscape Co. for work on the  south side of the building and any additional charge in the cost on the north side of the building , in changing sod to rock.  Janice Lonnon seconded the motion. Roll call yes votes:  Tina Arseneau, Mary Hissong, Janice Lonnon, Linda Martin, and Nancy McDermith. No nays. Absent: Genea Lawler and Chelle Shivley. Motion carried. Salaries and Director evaluation were done last month.

New Business Prevailing Wage Ordinance was presented. Linda Martin moved to accept the Prevailing Wage Ordinance as presented. Nancy McDermith seconded the motion. 5 ayes, Tina Arseneau,Mary Hissong, Jancie Lonnon, Linda Martin, Nancy McDermith; 0 nays,2 absent. Motion carried. Budget Committee will be meeting soon. Tina Arseneau moved to not participate in issuing non- resident cards all resident are eligible to receive services. Nancy  McDermith seconded the motion. All present voted aye. No nays. 2 absent. Resignation letters were read from Genea Lawler and Nancy McDermith. Janice Lonn moved to accept the resignations of Genea Lawler and Nancy McDermith with regret. Tina Arseneau seconded the motion. All present voted aye. no nays. 2 absent.

Other Information and Business

Hannah St. Pierre will help with summer reading program and may work as needed to fill in for vacations after that.

Closed Session

none

Next Meeting

July, 2016 at 3:00pm

Meeting Adjourned

Nancy McDermith moved to adjourn the meeting at 3:52 pm seconded by Janice Lonnon. All present voted aye. No nays. Motion carried.

 Respectfully submitted by

 Nancy McDermith, Secretary