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October 14 Meeting Minutes

Hope Welty Public Library Board Of Trustees Minutes

Call to Order

 The regular meeting of the Hope Welty Public Library  (HWPL) District Board of Trustees was held at the library on October 14,2015. The meeting was called to order by President, Genea Lawler, at 3:00pm. Board members answering roll call were: Tina Arseneau, Mary Hissong, Genea Lawler, Janice Lonnon, Nancy McDermith, Chelle Shivley and Library Director Shari Rawlings. Absent: Linda Martin.

Public Forum

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Minutes of the Last HWPL Meeting

Minutes of the meeting on September 4, 2015 were presented. Janice Lonnon moved the minutes be accepted as corrected. Mary Hissong seconded the motion. All present voted aye. No nays. Motion carried. Absent : Linda Martin.

Treasurer's Report

Chelle Shively, treasurer, reported there is a balance of $216,856.09 before paying this month's bills. Expenses for this month are  $24,490.66 which includes  $300 additional for the drainage work. Chelle Shivley moved expenses be allowed and Tina Arseneau seconded the motion.  Roll call  yes votes: Tina Arseneau, Mary Hissong, Genea Lawler, Janice Lonnon, Nancy McDermith, Chelle Shivley. No nays. Absent: Linda Martin. Motion  carried.

Director's Report

 $1000.00 check was received from Sons of American Legion to be used for computers. Two computers will be purchased and the old computers will be donated. The water color class was well attended. The lady who taught the class will be doing Zentangle class which will be 2 classes. Already have 7 signed up for this. Kirby Hospital will be having a Flu Clinic at the library Oct. 26. Nov.19 will be Family Reading Night with theme " Camp Out With A Good Book" Menu was planned for the Nov.23 Christmas decorating. All staff and board members are invited.

Old Business

Drainage work has been completed.

New Business

Truth in taxation letter was read from the lawyer. Janice Lonnon moved to notify the lawyer to raise the levy a total of 5% of the aggregate without a hearing. Chelle Shivley sseconded the motion. Voting yes were: Tina Arseneau, Mary Hissong, Genea Lawler, Janice Lonnon, Nancy McDermith, Chelle Shivley. No nays. Absent: Linda Martin. Motion carried. Tax Levy was on agenda but done last month. Per Capita Grant was just received but not due until Jan. Nancy McDermith moved to accept the resolution for the Library Insurance Risk and Management Control as read. Mamry Hissong seconded the motion. 6 ayes,0nays, 1 absent. Motion carried.

Other Information and Business

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Closed Session

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Next Meeting

 Nov 10,2015 at 3:00pm

Meeting Adjourned

Janice Lonnon moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:05 pm seconded by Tina Arseneau. All present voted aye. No nays. Motion carried.

                          Nancy McDermith, Secretary