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November Meeting Minutes

                                     Hope Welty Public Library Board of Trustees

                                       Minutes.  November 12 , 2014

 Call to Order:

 The regular meeting of the Hope Welty Public Library ( HWPL)  District Board of Trustees was held at the library on November 12 ,2014. The meeting was called to order at 1:00 PM    By Present ,Genea Lawler. Board members answering roll call were : Mary Hissong, Genea Lawler, Janice Lonnon, Linda Martin, Nancy McDermith, and  Library Director Shari Rawlings. Tracy Mogged and Chelle Shively were absent.

 Public Forum:

   None

 Minutes of Last HWPL Meeting

  Minutes of the meeting on October8,2014 were presented. Janice Lonnon moved to accept the minutes as presented. Mary Hissong seconded the motion. All present voted aye. Motion carried. Absent:  Tracy Mogged and Chelle Shivley.

 Treasurer's Report:

  The treasurer's report was given by Genea Lawler and showed a balance of $171,508.81 before paying this month's bills.  Expenses  for the month are $7994.87. Nancy McDermith moved expenses be allowed and Linda Martin seconded the motion. Roll call vote yes: Genea Lawler, Mary Hissong, Linda Martin, Janice Lonnon, Nancy McDermith. No nays. Absent: Tracy Mogged and Chelle Shively. Motion carried.

 Time for Director :

Final plans for decorating the library and menu for lunch to honor all employees were made.

 November 20,2014 is Family Reading Night with Dr.Seuss. Stories will be read and books will be given away to those attending. Snacks will follow.

 Christmas on the Hill will have  Shari as Bear with workers handing out bookmarks and candy canes. After lunch with Santa there will be storytime and craft for the children. Friday evening before these activites will be a Christmas movie shown at 7:00 pm at the library.

 Two patrons have book fines of $360 and $295.  Some of the charges are from items checked out with the Decatur library as well as out library. Letters have been sent. The next step will be to ask the local police to assist with the collection of fees and /or materials since this qualifies as theft.   The next step will be to turn the matter over to the lawyer.

Old Business :

 Mary Hissong, Janice Lonnon and Tracy Mogged will be seeking re-election in April.

 New Business :

 The A nnual Tax Levy Ordinance for  2014 was presented. Linda Martin moved to accept the Annual Tax Levy Ordinance for 2014 as read, Nancy McDermith  seconded the motion. Roll call vote yes:  Mary Hissong, Genea Lawler, Janice Lonnon, Nancy McDermith, Linda Martin. Absent:  Tracy Mogged and Chelle Shively. No nays Motion carried.

 Nothing more has been heard from the auditor.

 Other Information and Business :

  None

 Mary Hissong moved to go to closed session at 1:52 for personnel matters. Janice Lonnon seconded the motion. All present voted aye. No nays. Motion carried. Absent: Tracy Mogged and Chelle Shivley.

 Closed Session:

 None

 Linda Martin moved to return to regular meeting at 2:00. Nancy McDermith seconded the motion. All  Present voted aye. No nays.  Absent: Tracy Mogged and Chelle Shively.

 Nancy McDermith moved to give Christmas bonuses of $100 each to Vickie Mercer, Jeff Rawlings, Debbie Hull. Mary Hissong seconded the motion. Roll call vote Yes:  Mary Hissong, Genea Lawler, Janice Lonnon, Nancy McDermith, Linda Martin. No nays. Absent: Tracy Mogged and Chelle Shively.

 Next Meeting Date :

  The next regular meeting for the HWPL District Board of Trustees will be December 10,2014 at 1:00 pm.

 Meeting Adjourned:

 The meeting was adjourned at 2:05 pm. Motion by Mary Hissong, seconded by Linda Martin. All present voted aye. No nays.

                                       Nancy McDermith, Secretary