ILLINOIS PRAIRIE DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

          The Tuesday, August 2, 2011 meeting of the IPDPL Board of Trustees met at 4:00pm at the Benson Branch Library in Benson, IL.  Those present included Director Fredericksen, trustees Buhr, Kramer, Pugh, Rush, and Zoss.  Absent:  Weddle.  Present also were visitors Mr. and Mrs. Clark Hopkins, Paul Kouri, and Carol Wood.
          A correction to the spelling of Genna Buhr's last name was noted from the July minutes; otherwise, the minutes stand approved.

ACTION ITEMS:
A.    The Board will meet with Fred Schlipf on Aug. 16, 2011 at 4:00pm at Metamora Headquarters.  Schlipf will go thru his RFQ and at some time present his revised building plans on smaller dimensions.
Mr. Hopkins expressed concern that the Germantown Hills library plans call for something too large.  Fredericksen explained that the transfer of library headquarters means office space alone will take 3,000 sq. ft., along with other specific library building needs.
B.    Kouri, Stever Schierer and Fredericksen will be meeting Aug. 12 to iron out plans for the porch and foyer at the Spring Bay Branch building, and move ahead with that project.
C.    Public comments:  Hopkins brought to our attention a complaint of weeds growing on the Germantown Hills site; Fredericksen will take care of it, and also stated the property needs to be surveyed and replotted.
Establishing a policy on public comments was discussed and decided upon.  Pugh moved that we adopt the policy for public comments in Board meetings.  Kramer seconded and it passed.
D.    Ordinance 11-2  Building Maintenance Tax:   This ordinance needed to be re-issued since it could not be published within 15 days of passing.  The Metamora Herald was closed due to Scott Hubbell's death.  Pugh moved that we adopt this ordinance; Buhr seconded and it passed.
E.  Health Insurance:  The new plan with BCBS that needs to be adopted includes a 1.8% drop in rates, but will still be the same coverage.  Kramer made a motion to accept this health insurance plan; Pugh seconded and it passed.

          The Board reviewed several pages of the policy book and made a few changes.  Kramer made a motion to approve the bills and requisitions; Buhr seconded the motion and it passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 5:25pm.  The next regular meeting of the IPDPL will be Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 4pm at the Germantown Hills Branch Library.

Submitted by Evelyn Zoss
Board Secretary
 

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