Hope Welty Public Library

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October 12, 2016

Call to Order

 The regular meeting of the Hope Welty Public Library ( HWPL ) was held at the library on October 12, 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, Amy Williams and Library Director, Shari Rawlings. Absent: Lisa Forbes.

Public Forum


Minutes of Last HWPL Meeting

 The minutes from the September meeting were read. Janice Lonnon 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 $ 223,730.84 before paying this month's bills. Expenses for the month are $8,171.34. Linda Martin moved that expenses be allowed and Amy Williams seconded the motion. Roll call yes votes: Mary Hissong, Linda Martin, Janice Lonnon,and Tina Arseneau. Absent ; Lisa Forbes.

Director's Report

Shari will look into getting the Herald and Review delivered to the library. Kirby Hospital will hold a Flu Shot Clinic at the library on October 26, 2016 from 10 - 2. There were 17 children that signed up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Shari will be starting a Pre School Story Time at a future date. Another art class will be held at the library on Noverber 7 ,2016, class is full. Shari is considering another after School book club for 3rd and 4th graders. The library will participate in the Trunk or Treat for the Cerro Gordo PTA on October 29th. Shari purchased a new laptop for the library. There were 45 people here for the Pumpkin pIe Day.

Old Business

Election packets were handed out.

  Mary Hissong read comments made at the Library Birthday Party. The George Rideway Family donated books and balloons to the party as well.

New Business

 Treasurer Chelle Shivley read the tax levy for 2016:

 General Library  $108,006.94 (.144 of .15 )

   Audit                $ 3,400.68 ( .0045 of .05 )

   Library Building $ 9,701.27 ( .0129 of .02 )

    Tort Liability Fund  $3,804.27 (no limit )

   Social Security        $ 4,200.39 ( no limit )

    Total                       $ 129,113.55

  Chelle Shivley moved to levy a total of 5% or $6400.00 on Corporate and Liability Buliding Fund without a Truth in Taxation hearing . Janice Lonnon seconded the motion, all present voted aye. Chelle Shivley  will sign the Bank Confirmation Letter. Christmas decorating will be on November 21,2016 at 10:30 am.

Other  Information and Business

 Information will be gathered for the possibility of retirement and /or insurance for the library director.

Closed Session


Next Meeting

November 9 ,2016 at 3:30 pm\

Meeting Adjourned

Janice Lonnon moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:33 pm seconded by Tina Arseneau. All present voted aye.

 Respectfully Submitted by

  Tina Arseneau, Secretary