Tuesday October 7, 2008 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 IPDPL Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:00pm.  Members present were Koehler, Peterson, Pugh, Rush, Santos and Zoss.  Kramer was absent as was Director Fredricksen.  Visitor Brenda Keller was present.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes and to pay the bills and requisitions.  All voted yes.


A.  Benson Branch and Washburn Branch Schedules:  A motion was made by Koehler and seconded by Peterson to expand the hours of operation at Benson by 2 hours per week as requested by the staff.  All voted yes. Washburn hours will be looked at later.


B.  Germantown Hills site:  Tabled


C.  Per Capita Grant:  a motion was made by Koehler and seconded by Pugh to use the grant funds for the purchase of data bases and framing of the prints featuring the American artist series for display in the libraries.  All voted yes.


D.  Policy:  Tabled


E.  Insurance:  A representative for our insurance for building and property explained the option and differences in the coverage from Pekin and Iowa Mutual.  A motion was made by Pugh and seconded by Peterson to accept the bid from Iowa mutual with out options to cover equipment breakdown and extra expenses.  All voted yes.


Other:  A donation of $500 was received from National City Band.  Clean up from the recent heavy rains has been completed at Germantown Hills.  Ms. Keller asked questions about the status of the new building.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:00pm.  The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 4pm at the Metamora Branch Library 208 E. Partridge Street, Metamora, IL 61548.


Phyllis Peterson

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