LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Dec 9 2014 7:00 pm

Minutes of the Board of Trustees

 

Johnsburg Public Library

 

December 9, 2014

 

 

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by Vice-President M.J. Farrell at 7:07 P.M.  Trustees present:  M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, and R. Barnes.  Absent:  E. Munson and K. Hughes.  Director M. Zawacki was present.

 

Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by K. Gustafson and seconded by J. Stockwell to approve the minutes of the November meeting.  Ayes:  K. Gustafson, M. Diedrich, and J. Stockwell.  Abstain:  M.J. Farrell and R. Barnes.  Motion passed.

 

Approval of Bills

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by R. Barnes to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $45,862.81.  Ayes:  M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, and R. Barnes.  Motion passed.

 

Treasurer's Financial Report

Trustees reviewed the financial report.

 

Committee Reports

There were no committee reports

 

Correspondence

Trustees reviewed IMRF Memo 652 on Payments to Reduce Unfunded Accrued Liability.  A $60,000 payment was made.

 

Unfinished Business

There was no unfinished business.

 

New Business 

Trustees reviewed information about long-term care insurance offered via IMRF.  Motion was made by R. Barnes and seconded by J. Stockwell to make the information available as a choice, not a recommendation.  Ayes:  M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, and R. Barnes.  Motion passed.

 

Director M. Zawacki passed out the official audit.  We are currently running in the black and doing fine.

 

                                                                                                                                    (over)

 

Director's Report 

Director M. Zawacki is reviewing the "Edge Assessment Workbook" to possibly uncover some goals we should be working on.  Goals will be on the January agenda.

 

Petitions for trustees running for re-election must be turned in December 15-22, 2014.

 

Public Input 

There was no public input.

 

Board Input 

There was no board input.

 

Adjournment 

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by R. Barnes to adjourn.  Ayes:  M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, and R. Barnes.  Meeting was adjourned by Vice-President M.J. Farrell at 7:25 P.M.

 

 

                                                              Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                              Madelyn Diedrich, secretary

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

December 2014

 

  1. 2014 & 2015 Goals:

I had planned to have a review of our 2014 goals, and suggested 2015 goals, in time for this board meeting.  I want to review the “Edge Assessment Workbook” (the Edge was the Powerpoint we watched a few months ago for the Per Capita Grant requirement), because I think in doing so I may uncover some goals we should be working on.  I have not had time to complete this yet, so goals will be on the January agenda.

 

  1. Trustee Petitions Deadline:

Petitions for trustees running for re-election must be turned in December 15-22.

 

 

 

 

November 2014 statistics:

TOTAL CIRCULATION:  6,111                  AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION:  210

VOLUMES ADDED:             162                            VOLUMES WITHDRAWN:  402

TOTAL VOLUMES:  61,795                         TOTAL PATRONS REGISTERED:  11,540

ILL BORROWING STATISTICS:  171       ILL LENDING STATISTICS:  263

                                                                                   

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Maria Zawacki

 

Library Director