Hope Welty Public Library

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November 9,2016 meeting min

 Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Hope Welty Public Library( HWPL) was held at the library on November 9, 2016. 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, Lisa Forbes and Library Director ,Shari Rawlings. Absent:Amy Williams.

Public Forum


Minutes of Last HWPL Meeting

The minutes from the October meeting were read. Chelle Shivley moved to accept the minutes as read. Linda Martin seconded, all present voted aye.

Treasurer's Report

Chelle Shivley, Treasurer, reported there is a balance of $214,587.49 before paying the month's bills. Expenses for the month are $9,105.94. Janice Lonnon moved that expenses be allowed and Tina Arseneau seconded the motion. Roll call yes votes: Mary Hissong, Linda Martin, Janice Lonnon, Lisa Forbes and Tina Arseneau. Absent: Amy Williams.

Director's Report

 Linda Martin moved to donate $100.00 to the Farm Progress Show. Roll call yes votes: Mary Hissong, Linda Martin, Lisa Forbes, Janice Lonnon, Tina Arseneau and Chelle Shivley. Absent: Amy Williams. Chelle Shivley, Linda Martin and Mary Hissong will do more research on obtaining an IMRF plan for the head librarian. Shari  Rawlings and Tina Arseneau will write a Travel Expense Policy to be reviewed and voted on at the December board meeting. Books that were donated by Amy Williams were given out at the PTA Trunk or Treat. The painting class was well attended.  Story Time is going very well and  crochet class will be coming soon. Due to the programsat the library, circulation with the books has gone up. Family Reading Night will be November 17 at 6;00pm. The Library staff will be handing out pens at the Christmas on the Hill on December 3.

Old Business

President Mary Hissong read aloud the Tax Levy Ordinance to the board.

Election packets are being filled out.

 Christmas decorating will be done on November 21,at 10:30

Options will be researched for either repairing or replacing the flagpole in front of the library.

New Business

Chelle Shivley moved to hire a new part time librarian at $9.50/hr Roll call yes votes: Mary Hissong, Lisa Forbes, Janice Lonnon,Linda Martin, Tina Arseneau and Chelle Shivley. Absent: Amy Williams.

Other Information and Business

Closed Session


Next Meeting

December 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Meeting Adjourned

Janice Lonnon moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:26 PM seconded by Linda Martin. All present. voted aye.