Regular Monthly Library Board Meeting
Dwight Foster Public Library
Monday, September 9, 2013
Present: Bill Camplin, Bonnie Hamm, Janet Negus, Jeff Zaspel, Kathy Topel, Libby Jones, Pat Belt, Rita Gray, Connie Meyer, Evie Johnson.
Absent: Jim Nelson
The meeting was called to order at 3:33 by Chair Janet Negus.
The minutes of the July 29, 2013 meeting were approved. (Bill/Bonnie)
Public Input/Communications: None
Director's Report: Director Meyer presented the July budget, statistical, and transit reports. The staff spent time in August doing a reorganization of material into and out of the HIghsmith room. Volunteers, Bill Camplin and Howard Moon, staffed the room after school.
July Fines to the city $ 1,213.28
YTD fines to the City. $ 9,799.37
July revenue to the city $ 805.40
YTD Other Revenue to City $ 7,243.21
YTD Total Deposits to City $17,042.58
Approval of Bills: Bills for July. 2013 were approved (Kathy/Pat)
Trust Fund Review: Two Months were reviewed.
Library's Capital Improvement Program Request for 2014-2019: Approved Director Meyer's request for 4-year computer replacements. (Pat/Bonnie)
Library's 2014 Operating Budget: The Finance committee met and learned of the issues facing the city and possible cuts that will be expected. Evie explained the situation to the Board.
Revisions to Circulation, Privacy and Confidentiality Policies: The Policy committees recommended changes were approved. (Bill/Kathy)
Strategic Planning Update: Connie has talked with Steve Grabow and set up a schedule as to how the process could proceed. There are still questions as to how to find out information (direct mailing, web site questions, and focus groups). Connie will find more information. There is no set time for a completion of a plan.
Holiday Hours: Hours suggested by Connie were approved. (Bill/Kathy)
Friends of Niedecker Report: No report
Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System Report: Working on a Budget. They are now having monthly meeting instead of every other month. A committee has been formed to meet with Lakeshores System to discuss a merger. Mid-Wis has quite a bit of money which might cause problems for joining.
Friends of the Library: Annual meeting will be Sept 29. A musical group will be performing. It is membership renewal time.
Adjourned: 4:34 P.M. (Bill/Bonnie)
Next Meeting date: Oct 14, 2013
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