Tuesday, January 2, 2007 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 IPDLB was called to order at 4:00pm with the following trustees present: Koehler, Kramer, Peterson, Pugh, Santos, and Rush.  Director Fredricksen and Carol Wood were also present.  Trustee Zoss was absent.  A motion was made to accept the minutes and to pay the bills and requisitions.  All voted yes.


A.  Replacement of Metamora page:  Becky Johnson has resigned as the page.  After discussion as to the responsibilities of this position, a motion was made by Pugh and seconded by Kramer to advertise for a second sub at Metamora to fill this job opening.  All voted yes.


B.  Germantown Hills Site:  A needs assessment draft was given out for consideration and discussion at a later date.  The possibility of a public meeting run by outside consultants will be looked into based on cost and availability.  


C.  Election:  The petition filing for the election will be Jan 29, - Feb. 5, 2007.


D.  Minimum wage:  Although we will not be directly affected by this, wages for the staff was again a matter of discussion, in light of the percentage increase represented by the minimum increase to take effect in July.  A motion was made by Kramer to go into closed session for the purpose of discussion on wages at 5:33pm and was seconded by Peterson.  On a roll call vote all voted yes.  At 6:10pm a motion was made by Koehler to come out of closed session and was seconded by Kramer, On a roll call vote all voted yes.   A motion was made by Santos to table further salary discussion until April.  It was seconded by Kramer and all voted yes.


E.  Policy Examination:  Tabled


The meeting was adjourned at 6:18pm.  The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at the Metamora Branch Library, 208 E. Partridge Street, Metamora IL 61548.


Phyllis Peterson, Sec.

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