Tuesday May 5, 2009 at 4:00 P. M.

Illinois Prairie District Public Library 
Spring  Bay
411 Illinois Street
East Peoria, IL 61611


Board Meeting Minutes:  The regular meeting of the IPDPL Board of Trustees was called to order at 4pm.  Members present were: Kramer, Pugh, Peterson, Rush, Santos, and Zoss.   Director Fredricksen was also present.  A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills and requisitions.  All voted yes.  The minutes were accepted as presented.


Visitor:  Mr. Lance Utter of 416 Mc Kenzie Place in Germantown Hills requested to speak to the board on the issue of the flooding problems in the basement of his residence.  He contends that the problem arose when the silt fence that the village requested us to install for erosion control then funneled water into his backyard.  He was requesting payments for damages.  We will contact our attorney to assess our liability on this issue.


A.  Board Election:  The following trustees will serve as officers for the coming year:  Pres. Stan Rush; Vice-Pres. Betty Pugh; Secretary Phyllis Peterson and Treas. Paul Santos.


B.  Roanoke roof:  Paul Kouri from PSA Dewberry will draw up the work specs for the roof and the attorney will write the legal contract so the bidding process can begin.


C.  Germantown Hills site:  As of this meeting an extension of the silt fence has been constructed.  


D.  Germantown Hills site:  A meeting date of May 20, 2009 at 4pm in Metamora has been set to consider the draft proposal for the building program.  The next meeting with the consultant is June 17.


E.  Policy:  Tabled. 


F.  Salary:  Kramer made a motion that was seconded by Santos to increase salaries for the coming year by 2%.  All voted yes.


G.  IMRF rates:  The rates for IMRF have gone from 13.3% to 13.61%.


H.  Lease of Germamtown site land:   The board agreed not to lease land for the purpose of a private garden.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:55pm.  The next regular meeting will be June 2, 2009 at the Washburn Branch Library, 102 Magnolia, Washburn, IL 61570. 

Phyllis Peterson, Secretary

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