East Alton Public Library District

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November, 2015

November 19, 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 6:03 p.m. by President Sally Hierman at the library. Those in attendance were B. Werts, C. Wiegand, J. Richie, J. Bricker, L. Silkwood and M. Funke. Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand. 7 present, 0 absent. Quorum established.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

                   None   

 

             

     

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

            Motion: Funke        Second: Silkwood                           Approve the minutes of the October 15, 2015 board meeting.              Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Silkwood, aye; Richie aye; Hierman, aye; Bricker, aye; Werts, aye; Wiegand, aye. 7 ayes, no nays, 0 absent. Motion carried.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

·         Illinois Funds notice

 

 

FINANCE

            Motion: Wiegand      Second: Funke                              Approve wages and expenditures as presented for November 2015.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Wiegand, aye; Funke, aye; Hierman, aye; Bricker, aye; Richie, aye; Silkwood, aye; Werts, aye. 7 ayes, no nays, 0 absent. Motion carried. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

1.      The treasurer is now bonded. The bill for the bonding is on the bill list.

2.      We have an E-Rate refund check from Charter for $1,200.00. The AT&T check is expected.

 

3.      We need to discuss if we are going to have our annual Christmas Soiree.

 

4.      The Appropriation and Levy ordinances along with all supporting documentation have been filed with the County Clerk’s office.

 

5.      The large print section is being weeded, 17 shelves added and then the shifting begins. The large print westerns are no longer going out. The subscription plan for them is being cancelled.

 

6.      Under “New Business” is the agenda item to authorize the transfer of the Illinois Funds accounts to Liberty Bank. US Bank will freeze the accounts if the signed agreement is not received by November 25, 2015. Liberty is not charging any fees. We now have the forms.

 

7.      Bev will give a short presentation on her experience at ILA in Peoria.

 

8.      The November Book Club selection is: “The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters. A glimpse of English life, post-World War I.

 

9.      Natalie is “with child” and is due February 24th.

 

10.  We will once again have the income tax service provided by AARP volunteers. The tax service is planned to begin in February.

 

11.  There is now word from the Illinois Human Rights Commission pertaining to the former employee.

 

12.  There is no word from the State’s Attorney pertaining to two former board members. The cases continue to be continued.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

                            None

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

            Motion: Funke           Second: Richie                            

Authorize the transfer of all the Illinois Funds accounts to Liberty

Bank.

Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Richie, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye; Bricker, aye; Silkwood, aye; Werts, aye. 7 ayes, no nays, 0 absent. Motion carried. 

              

 

ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:40 pm.