Tuesday, March 6, 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:  This position has been changed to Assistant Circulation Librarian and Peggy Bockler has been hired. 


B.  Germantown Hills site:  Tabled discussion on Wiseman report.


C.  Election:  All papers have been signed and filed with the county clerk.


D. Statements of Economic Interest:  All have been filled out as required and will be filed .

E.  Policy Examination:  Tabled.


F.  Computer Replacements and Upgrades:  Carol Wood gave a presentation on VPN networking to aid in maintaining and upgrading our existing computers in all the branches,  A motion was made by Pugh and seconded by Santos to purchase six Cisco computers and firewalls for $6164.  All voted yes.


G.  Salary for Assistant Circulation Librarian:  After a lengthy discussion, a motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Pugh to compensate this new position at the rate of  minimum wage for the first month, $8.85 for the next two months and after 90 days $11.20. All of these are hourly.  Steps similar to this will be considered for future new hires. Voting yes were Kramer, Pugh, and Peterson.  Voting no were Koehler and Santos.


Comments and future agendas .  E-glance on ALS today is every other week.  

                                                  Salaries in April.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:25pm.  The next regular will be Tuesday April 3, 2007 at 4:00pm at the Roanoke Branch Library, 123 E. Broad Street, Roanoke Illinois 61561.


Phyllis Peterson, Sec. 

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