Tuesday,  December 5, 2006 at 4:00 P. M.



Illinois Prairie District Public Library

Metamora Branch and Headquarters

208 E. Partridge Street

Metamora, Illinois



Board Meeting Minutes


The regular meeting of the IPDPL was called to order at 4:00pm with the following trustees present: Koehler, Kramer, Peterson, Pugh, Rush, Santos, and Zoss.  Director Fredricksen , Carol Wood, and other staff from the Headquarters were also present.  A motion was made to accept the corrected minutes showing a comma inserted in the trustee listing and changing the word nest to next in item C.  All voted yes to this as well as to the motion to pay the bills and requisitions.  


A.  Staff Day 11/17/06:  A van was hired for transportation to the training day in Kewanee.  Fourteen of the districts’ staff attended.


B.  Germantown Hills:  Nothing


C.  Roanoke Branch:  The city has completed the planter removal.  The repair work will be done later.

                A coffee bar will be tried for a group of patrons who gather regularly at the library.  We will supply the coffee pot and supplies.  This is for the winter months only.


                Heineke Electric will look at what can be done with parking lot lights to the west.


D. Holiday List 2007:  The list of holiday closings was approved with no changes from this past year.


E.  Minimum Wage:  Treasurer Carol Wood informed the Board that as of July 2007 the minimum wage will increase to $7.50 per hour.  This will affect the staff pages.  The  staff expressed the concerns of the percentage of increase that this represents as compared to the increases over the past three years for the rest of the staff.  We were asked to examine the audit for the fund balances that would allow for other salary increases.


F.  Policy Examination:  Tabled


Comments for future agendas:  Obituary index moving to IPDPL web site.


Information:  Newcomers packets will be available at the Metamora Branch. 


The next regular meeting will be Tuesday January 2, 2007 at 4:00 pm at the Metamora


Branch Library, 208 E. Partridge Street, Metamora, IL 61548.


Phyllis Peterson, Sec.

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