Tuesday, October 3, 2006 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 4:00 pm with the following trustees present: Kramer, Peterson, Pugh, Rush, Santos, and Zoss.  Trustee Koehler was absent.  Director Fredricksen was also present.  A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills and requisitions.  All voted yes.


A.  Per Capita grant:  Kramer made and Pugh seconded it, to approve the grant application for funds to continue database websites.  Any remaining funds will be used to purchase DVDs.  Al l voted yes.


B.  Germantown Hills site:  After some discussion it was agreed upon that it is too soon to put up a sign for the future library.


C.  Benson branch:  We are exploring the prospect of purchasing natural gas from Real G Company at the Nicor summer rate. 


D.  Roanoke branch:  We have an estimate on the planter rebuild from Tom Durand.  This is for the planters next to the building.  The amount is $6100 with an estimate that this will last at least 10 years.  Durand will meet with several trustees before the next meeting to see what could be done to remove the planters altogether.


E.  Election 2007:  Trustees up for election in 2007 are Santos, Pugh, and Zoss. Nominating petitions can be circulated beginning November 7, 2006 foe the April 17, 2007 election.


F.  Policy Examination:  Tabled.


Jennifer Egli has been hired as the assistant librarian at Washburn.

The annual volunteer dinner will be November 2, 2006 at 6:30pm at the Christian Union Church in Metamora.  Caponiís will  cater and the Pekin Players will entertain.

Thank yous were read from Phyllis Strauch and the first grade class that toured the library.


The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 4pm at the Metamora Branch Library, 208 E. Partridge Street, Metamora, IL  61548

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