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Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Dwight Foster Public Library
Monday, March 9, 2015 Rotary Room

Present: Matt Trebatoski, Jill Ottow, Tom Fick, Leslie LaMuro, Bonnie Hamm, Libby Jones, Jeff Zaspel, Kelly TerKeurst
Guests: Ryan Whisner Absent: Rita Gray, Pat Belt, Kathy Topel

The meeting was called to order at 4:04 PM by Bonnie Hamm (filling in for Rita Gray).

Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the February 9, 2015 meeting were approved as corrected.

Communications: Donations accepted from board members for the gift basket to be donated to the Friends of the Library silent auction.

Director’s Report of Financials and Services
Financials (January 2015)
January fines to city: $ 1,124.69
YTD fines to city: $ 1,124.69
Dec. revenue to city: $ 786.37
YTD other revenue: $ 786.37
YTD total deposits: $ 1,911.06

  • JCLC fundraising event went very well and was enjoyed by all.
  • Kelly finished the county and library annual reports.
  • Kelly promoted the Jones Gallery artistic space on the radio.
  • Kelly taught a kid's yoga program at the Palmyra Library

Approval of Bills: The payment of February bills was approved. (LaMuro, Ottow)

CIP Explanation from City Manager Matt Trebatoski: Matt Trebatoski explained the city Capital Improvement Plan and how it affects the library.

Library Annual Report: The 2014 annual report was reviewed by the board and approved. (Ottow, Zaspel)


  • The Dwight Foster Public Library Annual Report was discussed.

Board Leadership – Discussion: Leadership positions are annual and will be renewed at the June meeting. Board members should be thinking about officer positions to be filled for the 2015-16 term (president, vice-president and secretary).

Personnel Committee: Personnel committee will set a date to meet.

Front Doors Update: Front doors will be replaced by summer. Kelly is in the process of getting quotes.

Jefferson County Library Board System Review Committee Update: Several library systems were interviewed. Some interest in Waukesha County Federated Library System (WCFLC) and this library system will be explored further. Some of the benefits include annual cost estimates that are reasonable for the services provided. WCFLC also has a stable and strong automation system and offers a larger catalog.

Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System Report: Talking Tech is up and running. It is an automated system that calls patrons when holds are ready to be picked up at the library.

Friends of the Library Report: Gift basket time is approaching. They will be auctioned off during National library week. Michael Perry will be coming to the library in October. Book and coffee sales have been doing well. Spring newsletter will go out in April.

Friends of the Niedecker Report: A new initiative will start on Lorine’s birthday, a monograph series.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:08 PM. (Zaspel, LaMuro) NEXT MEETING: April 13, 2015

Board Minutes: Monday, March 9, 2015
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