February 8, 2016

BENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MINUTES OF MEETING
FEBRUARY 8, 2016

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by President Doris Heaton
Members Present: Pam Appleton, Stephanie Hart, Doris Heaton, Sammy Kraft, Kathy Storey and Sue Wells. Member Absent: Jake Seymour
Also Present: Susan Stickel, Librarian

Motion by Sammy Kraft to approve the minutes of the January 12, 2016 meeting passed.

Motion by Sammy Kraft to approve the payment of bills with the addition of a bill to IHLS for Media Mall and the financial reprts paassed.

The librarian’s report was presented. A discussion followed regarding the Live and Learn Grant opportunity. It will be written for new window shades and possibly additional security measures.

The Kaspersky Antivirus which is presently on the library computers is set to expire on May 1, 2016. Motion by Stephanie Hart to accept the new 36 month contract at a cost of $23.25 per month total for the 25 computers effective May 1, 2016, passed.

The program director’s reports were distributed but she was not present to answer questions.

Old Business: Pam Appleton gave a report on the Centennial Celebration. Plans are progressing.

Inasmuch as the Illinois Open Meetings Act allows members who are unable to attend a meeting for cause to attend electronically, Sue Wells moved that a member of the Board of Trustees may attend meetings electronically in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Open Meetings Act. A quorum of the Board of Trustees must be present in person for a meeting to be held and the absent member must have due cause for his absence. Motion passed. This will be added to the policy manual.

The Policy and Procedures Manual has been updated. Motion by Pam Appleton to approve the manual passed.

New Business: Due to the health of Jake Seymour, Sammy Kraft made a motion to have the following members on the signature card for account #2027062 at the State Bank of Whittington:

  • Pam Appleton
  • Sephanie Hart
  • Doris Heaton
  • Sammy Kraft
  • Kathy Storey
  • Sue Wells
  • Motion passed

    Meeting adjourned at 7:03

    Doris Heaton