East Alton Public Library District

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September, 2016

September 15, 2016

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 6:02 p.m. by President Sally Hierman at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, J. Richie, J. Bricker, L. Silkwood and M. Funke. Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand. A. Harris was absent. 6 present, 1 absent. Quorum established.

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

                  None   

 

             

 

     

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

            Motion: Wiegand        Second: Silkwood                           Approve the minutes of the August 18, 2016 board meeting.              Roll call vote: Wiegand, aye; Silkwood, aye; Hierman, aye; Richie, aye; Bricker, aye; Funke, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.            Motion carried.

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

·         8-31-2016 Incident Report

·         Letter from the “Board of Review” – Requesting assessment reduction

 

 

 

FINANCE

            Motion: Richie          Second: Wiegand                              Approve wages and expenditures as presented for September 2016.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Richie, aye; Wiegand, aye; Funke, aye; Bricker, aye; Silkwood, aye; Hierman, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.            Motion carried. 

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

1.      The book sale table has a clearance sale! $1.00 per bag.

2.      The September Book Club selection: Joyce Maynard’s, “The Good Daughters” is an unforgettable story of the ties of home and family and the healing power of forgiveness.

3.      In the correspondence folder is the Incident Report concerning the 10-year-old with a “sprained foot”.

4.      Election information will be available at the board meeting.

5.      I signed another 60-day extension for the Illinois Department of Human Rights case.

6.      Under “New Business” are the following for approval: change of hours, staff reorganization and an attorney retention for the Dynegy settlement. The attorney is necessary due to the manner in which the settlement is structured. It states that the documents will be submitted to court by the taxing districts legal counsel. The village attorney, William Miller, has agreed to do this. I attempted to file them and could not.

7.      We have a letter from the “Board of Review” pertaining to the Emerald Ridge development requesting an assessment reduction.

8.      Draft 2 of the cost saving measures will be in the board packet.

9.      The entire adult fiction collection has been shifted. For this month the books are even.

 

YOUTH SERVICES REPORT

SEPTEMBER 2016

Story times and family movie night will resume in September after taking a breather for the month of August. I like to start the fall year after the children get settled in their new school routines etc.

Looking forward to seeing the “regulars” again and trying to add new children to the mix.

SWAYS will also begin in September with the first meeting at the Wood River Public Library. Submitted by Maury Reynolds

 

OLD BUSINESS

                 Motion: Wiegand         Second: Richie                                

Levy Ordinance (2016-03)

Roll call vote: Wiegand, aye; Richie, aye; Funke, aye; Bricker, aye; Silkwood aye; Hierman, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.            Motion carried. 

NEW BUSINESS

            Motion: Funke          Second: Richie                                

Approve Staff Reorganization effective January 1, 2017.                                                                                        

Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Richie, aye; Wiegand, aye; Bricker, aye; Silkwood aye; Hierman, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.                        Motion carried. 

 

            Motion: Funke         Second: Wiegand                                

Approve change of hours effective January 3, 2017.                                                                                         

Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Wiegand, aye; Richie, aye; Bricker, aye; Silkwood aye; Hierman, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.                    Motion carried. 

 

            Motion: Funke              Second: Richie                                

Approve the retention of William Miller to represent the District for           the Dynegy Agreement.                                                                                         

Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Richie, aye; Wiegand, aye; Bricker,

aye; Silkwood, aye; Hierman, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.            Motion carried.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:46 pm.