East Alton Public Library District

September, 2012

October 18, 2012



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, J. Podesva, and L. Thatcher.   Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand.  4 present, 3 absent. Quorum established.                                                                                                  



  Motion: Wiegand                Second: Podesva                              Approve the minutes of the September 20, 2012 board meeting.          Roll call vote: Wiegand, aye; Podesva, aye; Thatcher, aye; Hierman, aye. 4 ayes, no nays, 3 absent. Motion carried. 


      Tanna’s letter of complaint about Kashel, who has been given
      her final warning about disruptive behavior in the library.                          


   Motion: Thatcher                   Second: Podesva                              Approve wage and expenditures as presented for October 2012.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Thatcher, aye; Podesva, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye. 4 ayes, no nays, 3 absent. Motion carried.    


1.      It is beginning to look a lot like Halloween. Thank you Darlene, Maury, Jocie, and Charlotte.    

2.      The Annual Report has been assembled and mailed to the State Library.     

3.      Kashel Miller has been given her final warning. One more problem and she is kicked out of the library permanently. Incident report in correspondence file.   

4.      Olin, on behalf of Global Metals, is protesting the assessment
of 3 property parcels for 2012.  

5.      The Book Club selection for October is Night Road by Kristin
Hannah. A searing saga of a family torn apart and the quest
for forgiveness.     

6.      The annual Christmas soiree will be immediately following
the December 20th Board meeting. Chef Bob will be catering.  

7.      On new business is promoting Kevin and David from Clerk
1 to Clerk 2. Kevin’s salary will be $8.91 per hour and David’s
will be $9.41 to be effective November 1st, 2012.    

8.      The policy change recommendations are included in the
Board packet.     

9.      I do not have an audit schedule from Ron.   

10.  The Appropriation and Levy Ordinances, along with
supporting documentation, have been filed with the County

11.  Youth Services: The new release “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3”
was the family movie night for September. There were 10 in
SWAYS meetings started again. This was a joint meeting with
the library representatives and with the SLING group (school
representatives). This was held at the system in Edwardsville.
Specific topics discussed were teen programming ideas,
summer reading recap, and bylaw changes for SWAYS.
Next meeting will be in Dupo at the Daugherty Public Library.
Each story time has a specific theme. I read 3-6 books that
I have chosen for that theme. There is a small craft activity
coordinating each story time theme. Story time themes for
the month were “back to school” and “hats on reading.”
Craft activities were making 3-D school buses with matching
activity sheets and decorating safari hats. Each child wore
a special hat from home and shared why that particular hat
was special to them.     
Submitted by: Maury Reynolds



             Motion: Thatcher                      Second: Podesva
Promote David Rigsbey and Kevin Rasmussen from Clerk 1 to
Clerk 2 effective November 1st, 2012.  
Roll call vote: Thatcher, aye; Podesva, aye; Hierman, aye;
Wiegand, aye. 4 ayes; no nays; 3 absent. Motion carried.   

ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:16 pm.