Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Metamora Headquarters

Metamora, Illinois


          The October 2, 2012 regular meeting of the IPDPL Board of Trustees was called to order at the Metamora Headquarters in Metamora, IL at 4:00pm.  Board trustees present were Buhr, Hicks, Kramer, Pugh, Rush, Weddle and Zoss.  Director Fredericksen was also present.  The September 4, 2012 minutes were amended to correct the spelling of Genna Buhrís name.  Hicks moved to approve the minutes as corrected; Pugh seconded and the motion passed.  There were no public comments.



A.      Noise policy and cell phone use:  It was decided that the discipline policy already covers this issue, which would see cell usage in the library as a noise issue to be addressed as needed by librarians.  Did not feel it necessary to ban cell phones from the library.

B.     Staff evaluation:  Fredericksen distributed a sample handout of a stepped salary scale. The desire was expressed to find a way to factor in experience, education, and tenure on this stepped salary scale.  Fredericksen will work on compiling a chart that factors in these various elements and bring it for Board evaluation.

C.     Beginning wage salary scale:  Tabled.

D.     Front door at Metamora:  A patron volunteered to paint the front door at Metamora.  The Board gladly accepted his offer and Fredericksen will choose the paint.

E.      Election:  Fredericksen confirmed that Genna Buhr, Annie Hicks, Betty Pugh, and Evelyn Zoss are up for election.  The petition filing period for this election is December 17-24.

F.      Review of closed meeting minutes:  Pugh moved to leave the closed meeting minutes, closed; Hicks seconded the motion and it passed. 

G.     Per capita grant:  We propose to use the per capita grant funds to subscribe to paid databases to be mounted on the library website.

H.     Book sale table:  The continuous book sale tables could possibly be interpreted as a vendor needing to charge a sale tax.  The Board made no recommendation to change anything; leave as is.

I.        Germantown Hills site:  Since we will not receive a state grant, itís time to begin once more with Dewberry to come up with an agreeable plan for the new library building.  A simple floor plan was discussed, and ideas for the exterior also.  Fredericksen will take the ideas to Doug Pfeiffer for new discussion on moving on from this point.


Aside from discussion of cell phone usage in the library, there was no other policy review.  Kramer moved that we pay the bills and requisitions; Buhr seconded and the motion passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:10pm.  The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 4 pm at the Metamora Branch and headquarters, Metamora, IL.

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