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January 3, 2018  

Minutes for the monthly board meeting of the

Trenton Public Library Board of Directors

The meeting was called to order at 3:06 PM.

Attending:

                 President:                          

Janelle Johnson                                 

                 Board Members:                            

            Wendy Brown    

            Paula Johnson

Helen Arnold                           

Samantha Utterback (absent)

                 Library Director:

                        Larry Evans

 

Quorum verified and Open Meeting Laws adherence recognized and available.

 

Motion to Approve the December regular meeting Ms. P. Johnson seconded by Ms. Brown: Brown Aye, Arnold Aye, J. Johnson Aye, S. Utterback Absent and P. Johnson Aye. Motion Carried.

 

The director presented the petty cash report amounting in $8.45 from, fees, and book sales there were no T-shirt sales. No financial statement from the village to review.

 

Motion to approve financial report: Ms. Brown seconded by Ms. P. Johnson: Brown Aye, Arnold Aye, J. Johnson Aye, Utterback Absent, and P. Johnson Aye. Motion Carried.

 

Old Business:

 

The director noted that we would need a new electrician to bid to the rewire the lighted library sign as the previous bid is over thirty days old and no longer valid and phone calls have not been returned.  Ms. J. Johnson

 

 

The subject of e-reader pads for the library was tabled until August for the next budget period. To be considered is how the library can check out or make available to patrons computer pads or e-readers. It was suggested that the practices of other libraries be researched.

 

 

 

New Business:

 

 

The vacancy of Ms. Utterback’s position on the board was discussed.  Ms Misha Constantine has shown an interest of becoming a board member; she is expected to attend next month.

 

It is E-rate filing time and time for the yearly report to the Village Board. Both are complete and will be available at next month’s meeting.

 

 

Bonus pay for library employees the director recommended if bonus’ are to be given then they should be the same for both employees.

Motion to pay a bonus of $100 to the library employees: Ms Arnold, second Ms P. Johnson:  Brown Aye, Arnold Aye, J. Johnson Aye, Utterback Absent, and P. Johnson Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

 Open Forum:

 

There were no open forum discussions.

 

Motion to pay monthly claims Ms. Johnson seconded by Ms. Arnold: Brown Aye, Arnold Aye, J. Johnson Aye, S. Utterback Absent and P. Johnson Aye. Motion Carried.

 

Motion to pay last month’s monthly claims Ms. J. Johnson seconded by Ms. P. Johnson: Brown Aye, Arnold Aye, J. Johnson Aye, S. Utterback Absent and P. Johnson Aye. Motion Carried.

 

Motion to adjourn Ms. Brown seconded by Ms. P. Johnson: Brown Aye, Arnold Aye, J. Johnson Aye, S. Utterback Absent and P. Johnson Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

 Meeting Adjourned 3:31 pm


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