Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 4:00 P. M.



Illinois Prairie District Public Library

Benson Branch Library

420 East Front Street

Benson Il 61516


Board Meeting Minutes:; The regular meeting of the IPDPL Board of Trustees was call to order at 4:05pm.  Members present were Koehler, Kramer, Peterson, Rush and Zoss.  Pugh and Santos were absent.  Director Fredreiksen was also present.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes.  A motion was also made and seconded to pay the bills and requisitions.  All voted yes for both motions.


A.  Dissolution of old working cash:  A motion was made by Peterson and seconded by Kramer to dissolve the working cash fund of  $602,298 into the special reserve fund.  All voted yes.


B.  Ordinance for Working Cash Fund:  A motion was made by Zoss and seconded by Koehler to pass Ordinance 08-7 that will establish a new working cash fund; for the purpose of levying for taxes for the next four years.  All voted yes.


C.  Ordinance for Budget and Appropriation:  A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Peterson to pass the Budget and Appropriation ordinance 08-8 in the amount of $931,000.  All voted yes.


D.  Volunteer Dinner:  The dinner is scheduled for November 13, 2008.


E.  Community Safety net:  Free books are being distributed to children  at the Roanoke and Germantown Hills buildings.  This books teaches children how to keep themselves safe.


F.  Germantown Hills site:  A workshop was held by Alliance System on how to conduct a fund raising campaign for building projects. Director Fredricksen  attended.                  G.  Policy-Video/DVD loan:  A motion was made by Koehler and seconded by Zoss to change the current policy for these  loans from 3 per  family to 3 per card.  All voted yes.


H.  Wilson Select Data Base:  This data base for purposes of research will be purchased for $300 and add to the website.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:00pm.  The next regular meeting will by Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 4pm at the Germantown Hills Branch Library, 101 Warrior Way, Germantown Hills IL. 6154

Phyllis Peterson, Secretary

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