Illinois Prairie District Public Library
Board of Trustees Regular Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Illinois Prairie District Public Library

Metamora Branch

Metamora, IL

Board Meeting Minutes

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was held at the Metamora Branch with the following trustees present: Stan Rush, Jane Kramer, Lucy Koehler and Betty Pugh.  Absent were. Paul Santos, Evelyn Zoss, Phyllis Peterson.  The minutes were approved as was a motion to pay the bills and requisitions.

A.  The board reviewed the Ordinances and all were approved unanimously.
06-1        The library board will hold regular Board meetings, and meet the first Tuesday of each month except July.  (Lucy moved, Jane seconded.)

06-2        We will pay the prevailing wage.  (Lucy moved, Betty seconded.)

06-3        Banking Ordinance.  (Jane moved, Lucy seconded.)

06-4        Special reserve Fund Ordinance.  (Betty moved, Jane seconded.)

06-5        Building Maintenance Ordinance.  (Lucy moved, Betty seconded.)

06-6        Special Reserve Fund Plan Ordinance.  (Lucy moved, Jane seconded.)

B. Building

July 15 is the deadline for approvals for the Germantown library expansion.. Grant and Stan will attend the meeting and when approvals are obtained, the real estate closing will be set.  No problems are expected.

C. Tentative Budget

We are on target for assessed evaluations and we discussed the budget.

D. Policy Examination
We substituted “DVD or Video” where “Video” is used in the rules and made other changes as noted in the policy books.  We will resume policy examination in August.

E. Jane moved and Betty seconded a motion for Grant to attend the ILA three day conference.  We approved it unanimously.

F.  We discussed the volunteer dinner date, location and entertainment.  October 26, November 2 or November 9 were proposed, and we agree that food from Mona’s was excellent.

G.The Spring Bay library repairs are complete and are quite satisfactory. We discussed the Washburn library grant but reached no conclusion.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:10 PM.  The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, August 1 at the Benson Branch Library at 420 East Front Street, Benson, Illinois.

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