Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 4:00pm


                                       Illinois Prairie District Public Library

                                                     Spring Bay Branch

                                                     411 Illinois Street

                                                     Spring Bay, Illinois


Trustees were invited to tour the library.


Board Meeting Minutes:


The regular meeting of the IPDPL Board of Trustees was held at the Spring Bay Branch with the following trustees present:  Kramer, Koehler, Peterson, Pugh, Rush, and Santos.  Director Fredricksen was also present.  Zoss was absent.  The minutes were approved as was a motion to pay the bills and requisitions.


A  Prospective Budget:  The board was informed that a line item for postage has been added at $2000. Kramer made a motion that was seconded by Santos to include this item.  All voted yes.


B  Germantown Hills site:  No response has been received on our offer to purchase land.


C  Spring Bay repairs:  Germantown Hills Well Repair has been able to repair the jet pump.  This s a temporary fix as a new well is needed.  Pugh made a motion and Santos seconded to have a new well drilled by same company for $6000-$7000.  All voted yes.  Other repairs needed are the cleaning, repair, and staining of the deck.  The entry door will also be repainted.  Peterson made a motion to have these things done and Pugh seconded.  All voted yes.


D  Non-resident cards:  Koehler made a motion to offer non-resident cards for $126 for the year.   Peterson seconded and all voted yes.


E  Internet contract for Metamora/Germantown:  MTCO has announced that we can reduce our connection costs by using ADSL Bandwith and Static IP Address.  Pugh made a motion to use these services.  Kramer seconded and all voted yes.


F  Landscaping at Roanoke:  Kullscape will be contacted to examine the planters and  their problems.


G  TIF district in Minonk:  The annual report has been received.


H  Mileage for volunteer genealogy leader:  Pugh made a motion to pay $15 per trip for the program to expand to Spring Bay.  This is for mileage from Metamora and back.  Kramer seconded and all voted yes.


I  Policy examination:  Tabled


J  Statement of Economic Interest:  All members present completed the form and returned to be mailed.



The letter from Mr. Yudenfriend was recognized and his concerns were noted.  The board has policy that is being followed that addresses his issues with appropriate materials for a library. 


A needs assessment sheet for Germantown has been included in the board packets.  This will be looked at a future meeting.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm.  The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 4:00pm at the Washburn Branch Library, 102 W. Magnolia, Washburn, IL 61570.

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