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Minutes of the Sept. 4,2015

Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Hope Welty Public Library ( HWPL) District Board of Trustees was held at the library on September 4, 2015. The meeting was called to order by vice president,Mary Hissong, at 3:00pm for Budget and Appropriation Hearing. Board members answering roll call were Tina Arseneau, Mary Hissong, Janice Lonnon, Linda Martin, Nancy McDemirth , and Library Director, Shari Rawlings.  Arrived late: Chelle Shivley, Absent: Genea Lawler. At 3:15 the regular meeting of the HWPL  District Board of Trustees began.

Public Forum

Brad Williams and Jeff Rawlings gave update on drainage information

Minutes of the Last HWPL Meeting

Minutes of the meeting on August 12,2015 were presented. Janice Lonnon moved the minutes be accepted as corrected. Linda Martin seconded motion. All present voted aye. No nays. Motion carried. Absent: Genea Lawler

Treasurer's Report

Chelle Shivley, treasurer, reported there is a balance of $174,265.08 before paying this month's bills. Expenses for this month are $7,997.40 which includes the Ameren Illinois bill. ChelleShively moved expenses for this month be allowed and Linda Martin seconded the motion. Roll call yes votes:  Tina Arseneau, Mary Hissong, Janice Lonnon, Linda Martin, Nancy McDermith, Chelle Shivley. No Nays. Absent; Genea Lawler. Motion carried.

Director's Report

$1000.00 check was received today in memory of Lois and Max Roberts. Janice Lonnon moved to put a  $50.00 ad in the Cerro Gordo yearbook. Nacny McDermith seconded the motion. Roll call yes votes: Tina Arseneau, Mary Hissong, Janice Lonnon, Linda Martin, Nancy McDermith, Chelle Shivley. No nays. Absent: Genea Lawler. Motion carried. Ancestry.com is up and running with several people using it. Christmas decorating will be done on Nov.23 with Judy's Kitchen providing lunch for staff and board beginning at 10:30 am. Fall special events will be : Sept.28 a beginners water paint class will be held. Class is almost already full. Supp;ies and fees will  paid with grant money. Oct 9 will be Pumpkin Dessert Time served from 1 - 4 , November 14 will be Family Reading Night at 6:00pm, a teddy bear tea party will be held in November, participation in Christmas on the Hill, January  there will be a soup day scheduled. Will try to have a fall craft in October. Story Time and Craft is still on the schedule but  some days no one shows up.

Old Business

Chelle Shivley moved to spend $13,800 for Ezell Excavating to do necessary drainage work of connecting all downspouts to the drainage pipe and back fill the area. Tina Arseneau seconded the motion. Roll call yes vote: Tina Arseneau , Mary Hissong, Janice Lonnon, Linda Martin, Nancy McDermith, Chelle Shivley. No nays. Absent Genea Lawler. Motion carried.  Linda Martin moved to adopt the Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for 2015-2016 as presented. Linda Martin seconded the motion. Roll call vote yes: Tina Arseneau, Mary Hissong,Janice Lonnon, Linda Martin, Nancy McDermith, Chelle Shivley. No nays. Absent Genea Lawler. Motion carried.

New Business

Chelle Shivley moved to accept the Holiday Closing list for HWPL for January 1,2016 - December 31,2016 as presented. All present voted aye. No nays. Motion carried.

Other Information and Business

Closed Session

none

Next Meeting

October 14,2015 at 3:00pm

Meeting Adjourned

Janice Lonnon  moved to adjourn the meeting at 3:50 pm seconded by Tina Arseneau. All present voted aye. No nays. Motion carried.

                                                         Nancy McDermith, Secretary