May 10, 2016

MAY 10, 2016
6:00 P.M.


The meeting was called to order by Director Susan Stickel at 6:03pm.

Members Present: Stephanie Hart, Doris Heaton, Jake Seymour(by teleconference), Kathy Storey and Sue Wells. Director Susan Stickel and employee Barb Schmidt also present.

Members Absent: Pam Appleton and Sam Kraft

Motion by Stephanie Hart to approve the minutes of the April 18, 2016 minutes passed.

Motion by Kathy Storey to approve payment of bills and financials, payment of bills passed. Financials tabled. Discussion regarding financials and upcoming budget. Motion by Doris Heaton to move 8,000.00 out of Administrative Corporate to Supplies/Janitorial Maintenance, passed.

Motion by Jake Seymour to set budget hearing at 5:45 on Tuesday June 14th, 2016 passed.

Doris Heaton recently resigned as Board President after serving many years in that capacity. Motion was made by Sue Wells to nominate Stephanie Hart as Board President passed. Stephanie Hart, after consideration, declined. Motion made by Doris Heaton to nominate Sue Wells passed. Sue Wells withdrew Stephanie Hart’s nomination and accepted the nomination for Board President. Motion passed unanimously on roll call vote.

Motion by Jake Seymour for Doris Heaton to represent the library at the Centennial Day Celebration passed. Doris accepted and all were in favor.

Doris made the motion to close the Illinois National Bank credit/debit card account that had been previously set up to collect library fines and fees passed. The other two investment accounts are to remain open.

Motion by Doris Heaton to ban vapo cigarettes and all vapor smoking paraphernalia within 15 ft. from openings in the building passed. This additional policy will be added to the policy manual of the Benton Public Library.

Library Director evaluation will be done next month with the entire board participating.

Stephanie Hart to present roofing contractor names to Susan Stickel regarding the current roof situation.

Motion by Sue Wells to have Carpet Tech again perform the annual cleaning of all carpeting and tile, in the amount of $1,000.00 passed.

Doris made motion to hire Madison Maguire for the Summer Reading Program at minimum wage, all in favor, passed.

Jake made motion to designate Kim Livesay as the library bookkeeper, and to maintain the website at the direction of Susan Stickel, passed on roll call vote.

Motion by Jake Seymour to adjourn at 7:39.