East Alton Public Library District

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December, 2011

December  15, 2011

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 7:02 p.m. by president Sally Hierman at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, B. Werts, J. Podesva, E. Long, and V. Long.   Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand. L. Thatcher was absent. 6 present, 1 absent. Quorum established.                                                                                                  

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Ron presented the annual audit.                                         

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  Motion: Werts                Second: Wiegand                              Approve the minutes of the November 17, 2011 board meeting. Roll call vote: Werts, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye; Podesva, aye; E. Long, aye; V. Long, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried.

CORRESPONDENCE

  Christmas greeting from the Werts family.                                        

FINANCE

   Motion: Podesva                  Second: Werts                             Approve wage and expenditures as presented for December.                 Roll call vote: Podesva, aye; Werts, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye; E. Long, aye; V. Long, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried.                                                                                                

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

1. I have received no information pertaining to Illinois Supreme Court’s decision upholding the district court’s decision affirming Olin Corporation’s assessment reduction. We will at some point repay the difference. Do not worry; this is why we have the Working Cash Fund.

2. Dustin will return to work on December 27, 2011. He had a very successful internship at Monsanto.

3. The book club selection for the month is “The Lincoln Lawyer” by Michael Connelly.

4. Ron will present the audit at the December Meeting.

5. On the agenda are two related items for new business. I am requesting approval for attendance for the ALA Midwinter meeting in Dallas. This conflicts with the January board meeting, which I am requesting be cancelled.

6. Senior Citizens Income Tax service will begin on February 6, 2012. Tax preparers will be here on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10-2:30pm.

7. I would like to give great thanks to the staff and Charlotte for pitching in and decorating the library for the holidays.

8. Reminder: As per Darlene’s edict, we will be meeting in the Youth Services area. The meeting room is off limits until Darlene permits.

9. Youth Services: the November family movie night was the new release “Zookeeper”. Very few attended. Attendance has picked up for the Pre-school and after-school story times. The SWAYS monthly meeting was held at Unique Books on Kemper Ave. in St. Louis. We were able to tour the warehouse and purchase books on demand.    

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Motion: Podesva                Second: Wiegand                                              Approve the Director’s attendance at the ALA Midwinter meeting in Dallas, TX, January 20-24, 2012.                                                      Roll call vote: Podesva, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye; Werts, aye; E. Long, aye; V. Long, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried.

Motion: Podesva                  Second: Werts                                 Cancel the January, 2012 board meeting.                                                      Roll call vote: Podesva, aye; Werts, aye; Hierman, aye; E. Long, aye; V. Long, aye; Wiegand, aye. 5 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:25pm.