BENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING
OCTOBER 14, 2015
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by President Doris Heaton
Members Present: Pam Appleton, Stephanie Hart, Doris Heaton, Sammy Kraft, and Sue Wells
Also Present: Susan Stickel, Librarian
Motion by Sammy Kraft, seconded by Stephanie Hart, to approve the minutes of the September 9, 2015 passed.
Motion by Sammy Kraft, seconded by Stephanie Hart to approve the payment of bills and financial reports passed.
The librarian’s report was given as printed with the addition of two book signings the next weekend.
Centennial Committee: The committee which consists of 11 members met on October 13 and began planning for the occasion. The next meeting will be held at the library on Wednesday, October 28 at 2:00 pm.
A motion was made by Sue Wells, seconded by Sammy Kraft to accept the proposal from Lazerware to lease twelve work stations at the cost of $19,859 over a three year period. Motion passed unanimously on roll call vote.
An amended budget, Ordinance 102-15, was presented. Motion by Stephanie Hart, seconded by Sue Wells, to accept the amended budget passed unanimously on roll call vote.
Tax Levy Ordinance 104-15 was presented to the board for approval. Motion by Sue Wells, seconded by Sammy Kraft to approve the ordinance passed.
The Town and Country Gardeners have requested permission to sell pecans at our Christmas Rummage Sale. Motion by Sue Wells, seconded by Stephanie Hart, to allow the Town and Country Gardeners to sell their pecans as a one time event passed.
Susan Stickel will be on vacation starting November 14.
The practice of sending floral arrangements to staff and board members was discussed. It was decided that flowers will be sent to staff and board members in the event of death of an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) or the hospitalization of the employee/board member. This expense will be paid from the Staff/Board Development Fund.
When memorial gifts are received, they shall be put into a special account prior to distribution rather than into the General Fund.
Motion by Sammy Kraft, seconded by Stephanie Hart, to adjourn at the meeting at 7:00 passed.