East Alton Public Library District

September, 2013

September 19, 2013



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 Van Long, Eileen Long, Charlotte Wiegand, Larry Thatcher, and Jerome Podesva. Bev Werts arrived later at 7:04 p.m. Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand. 6 present, 1 absent. Quorum established.                                                                                         



            Motion: E. Long               Second: Podesva                            Approve the minutes of the August 15, 2013 board meeting.          Roll call vote: E. Long, aye; Podesva, aye; V. Long, aye, Thatcher, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye. Werts was not present. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried. 


                             Board of Review (concerning property on 347
                             West Main)  


            Motion: Podesva          Second: E. Long                                Approve wage and expenditures as presented for September 2013.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Podesva, aye; E. Long, aye; V. Long, aye; Hierman, aye; Thatcher, aye; Werts, aye; Wiegand, aye. 7 ayes, no nays, 0 absent. Motion carried.                                 


1.      There is finally supposed to be training scheduled for statistics. Maybe someday we will have them.

2.      Two quotes for electrical work are included in the board packet and on the agenda.        

3.      This is the month for the passage of the Levy Ordinance.        

4.      A letter from the Board of Review has been received.        

5.      The Book Club selection for September is “Gone Girl.” The
story of the disappearance of a young wife. This book is set
in Missouri and is currently being filmed in Cape Girardeau.
Next month is a double feature.                     

6.      E-book circulation for August was 193 with 8 new registrants bringing the current total of patrons to 125.              

7.      The Youth Services report will be distributed at the board meeting. Maury is currently on vacation.               

8.      I would like to thank the entire staff, especially Darlene, for pitching in during my recent hospitalizations. The care and concern was very touching.                     

9.      Thank-you all for my office make over. It is really cool. There were some very talented people involved.      

10.  Youth Services: There is not much to report for August. I am spending the time previewing new book orders for the youth
department and preparing story time topics and crafts for
September. I’m also designing bulletin board displays for the
next few months. I will be taking vacation time in September.
When I return, story times and family movie nights will
Submitted by: Maury Reynolds


                     Motion: Thatcher       Second: Werts
Approval of Levy Ordinance (2013-03).
Roll call vote: Thatcher, aye; Werts, aye; Hierman, aye; Wiegand,
aye; Podesva, aye; E. Long, aye; V. Long, aye. 7 ayes, no nays,
0 absent. Motion carried.


                     Motion: Podesva       Second: Wiegand
Approval of electrical work to be performed by Wegman.     
Roll call vote: Podesva, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye; V.
Long, aye; E. Long, aye, Thatcher, aye; Werts, aye. 7 ayes, no nays, 0 0 absent. Motion carried.                                                                                                 

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