East Alton Public Library District

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April, 2015

April 16, 2015

EAST ALTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting of the East Alton Public Library District board of Trustees was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Sally Hierman at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, B. Werts, and M. Funke. Van Long, and J. Podesva were not present. Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand, and Jason Bricker. 4 present, 2 absent. Quorum established. Also in attendance were Judith Richie and Jason Bricker.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

                   None   

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

            Motion: Wiegand       Second: Funke                            Approve the minutes of the March 18, 2015 board meeting.          Roll call vote: Wiegand, aye; Funke, aye; Werts, aye; Hierman, aye. 4 ayes, no nays, 2 absent. Motion carried.

CORRESPONDENCE

1) Email about Mary Helen McKenzie’s death and memorials to be made to the library.

FINANCE

            Motion: Funke            Second: Wiegand                              Approve wages and expenditures as presented for April 2015.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Wiegand, aye; Werts, aye; Hierman, aye. 4 ayes, no nays, 2 absent. Motion carried. 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

1.      Income tax service ended on April 7th. Over 300 people were served.       

2.      The job descriptions will be distributed at the board meeting.

3.      The book club selection for April is “House Rules” by Jodi Picoult. The story of a mother trying to clear her Autistic son of a murder charge.

4.      Revised board and staff member contact lists will be distributed at the board meeting.

5.      April is the biennial board reorganization meeting. It will be a long meeting with much new business.

6.      We have been doing the library version of “Spring Cleaning,” mostly shifting books. The Large Print area was expanded by fifteen shelves. Andy will be installing six new shelves in the Juvenile Graphic Novel section and the shifting has been completed in the Adult Fiction, next is the relabeling.

7.      Assessed valuation for 2014 was $113,893,431 while for 2013 it was $116,218,752 with a decrease of $2,325,321.

8.      This summer, Tanna will be studying at Laval University in Quebec City.

9.      I have the official EEOC complaint. I have informed the EEOC that we will neither be going into mediation nor acquiescing but will challenge the complaint as specious.

10.  A reminder that the Statement of Economic Interest is to be filed online this year. Please provide the library with a copy. We will need it for the audit.

11.  Long-time patron, Mary Helen McKenzie, recently passed away. Her family is asking for memorials to be made to the library.

12.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hierman family upon the death of Declan. A donation was made in his honor to Muscular Distrophy.

13.  A replacement tax check in the amount of $23,506.46 was received.

14.  The per capita grant checks are being disbursed. Our amount will be approximately $15,000. All other state grants have been suspended.

OLD BUSINESS

                                      None

NEW BUSINESS

                                    None

ADJOURNMENT   There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:17 pm.