Tuesday, January 6, 2009 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 Board to Trustees was called to order at 4:03pm.  Members present were Koehler, Kramer, Peterson, Pugh, Rush, and Santos. Director Fredricksen was also present.  Trustee Zoss was absent. A motion was made by Santos and seconded by Kramer to pay the bills and requisitions.  All voted yes.  



A.  Statement of Economic Interest:  All trustees present filled out the annual statements to be filed with the county clerk.


B.  Germantown Hills site:  The valuation of the property has increased.


C.  Washburn Position:  Debra Pasdik has been hired as the assistant librarian.


D.  Election:  Nothing new.


E.  Policy:  Sick leave for assistant librarians will be the same as librarians, and will be approved at a later date when snow day policy is ready for approval.


F.  Benson and Metamora roof:  A repair system will be investigated for Benson and Kreiling will be notified of the leak at Metamora for an inspection.


G.  Roanoke curtains:  A motion was made by Santos and seconded by Pugh to replace the curtains at Roanoke with a  dollar amount of up to $2000.  Hartter’s have given an estimate.  Trustee Peterson will work with the librarians on the selection of color and fabric.  All voted yes.


H.  Library closed Dec. 19, 2008:  Snow day.


I.  IMRF employer rate increase:  Employers’ contribution rates will increase due to declines in interest rates that has left IMRF as not fully funded.


J.  Outside book drop at Metamora:  A patron request for this service was discussed and determined to be not feasible.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:12pm.  The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 4pm at the Metamora Branch Library, 208 E, Partridge Street, IL 61548.


Phyllis Peterson,  Secretary

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