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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 9 ,2016 at 3:30 pm\
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