LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Apr 10 2018 7:00 pm

Meeting is open to the public and held in the meeting room.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees

 

Johnsburg Public Library

 

         April 10, 2018

 

 

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by President M. Diedrich at 7:05 p.m. Trustees present: M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, K. Liston, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell. Director B. Ryan was present.

Absent: D. Liston

 

Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by L. Dohrn and seconded by S. Reitz to approve the minutes of the March 13, 2018 meeting.

Ayes:  M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, K. Liston, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell.

Motion passed.

 

Approval of Bills

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by L. Dohrn to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $50,007.94.

Ayes: M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, K. Liston, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell.

Motion passed.

 

Treasurer’s Financial Report

Trustees reviewed the FY Year 2017-2018 March 31, 2018 financial report.

 

Committee Reports

None

 

Correspondence

The Tax Income for FY2019 (2% better this year) was reviewed.

 

The preliminary IMRF Rate Notice for FY2019 at 9.95% was reviewed.

 

The Memo from the lawyer regarding FOIA with a recommendation that Library Trustees and Staff should not use personal devices to communicate about Library business was reviewed.

 

Unfinished Business

None

 

 

New Business

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by S. Reitz to approve the quoted amount of $3,207.00 with Radicom, Inc. for a new library phone system.

Ayes:  M. Diedrich, K. Gustafson, L. Dohrn, K. Liston, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell.

Motion passed.

 

Trustees discussed preliminary budget planning and the following items are being prioritized:  review of possible employee raises, the bids to eventually hook up the library to the village sewer, the phone system replacement, and to add new electrical outlets in the adult section.

 

 

Director’s Report      

1.  

Live & Learn Grant For Automatic Doors:

The grant review process was conducted via teleconference on Thursday, April 5 between the grant applicants and the Illinois State Library review board.  I’m pleased to report that the committee unanimously recommended funding our grant. Jesse White is supposed to sign off on this within a few weeks – at that time I will have a better idea of when we can expect to receive our money and proceed with converting the doors.

 

 

2.  

We’re Kind of a Big Deal:

The attached most recent edition of the paper the Hi-Lighter highlighted our photo club.

 

3.  

More Rearranging

The fiction section is just about done. The audiobooks have been shifted so that they are altogether.  Large print books have been moved to the front shelves. From there, the regular fiction begins with “A” and ends with “Z” at the back of the building where it had been flipped the opposite way.

 

Public Input

None

 

Board Input

None

 

Adjournment

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by L. Dohrn to adjourn.

Ayes: M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, K. Liston, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell.

Motion passed.

Meeting was adjourned by President M. Diedrich at 8:10 p.m.

 

 

                                                                   Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                   Karen Gustafson, secretary