Regular Monthly Library Board Meeting
Dwight Foster Public Library
Monday, April 8, 2013
Present: Bill Camplin, Bonnie Hamm, Janet Negus, Jim Fitzpatrick, Jim Nelson, Libby Jones, Mark Haubenschild, Pat Belt, Rita Gray, Connie Meyer, Evie Johnson
The meeting was called to order at 3:31 by Chair Janet Negus.
The minutes of the March 11, 2013 meeting were approved. (Jim F/Bill).
Public Input/Communications: Included in our packet is a letter from Linda Schubring, President of the Lakeshore Library System. The letter spells out LLS thoughts on the combined SHARE system, their suggestions for cooperation, and their plans if an agreement cannot be reached.
Director's Report: Director Meyer presented the February budget report, the February and March 2013 statistical reports, and two Construction Project Budget reports through February 28, 2013. The RFP for strategic planning has been sent out. The Deadline is April 15th. A committee consisting of Connie, Janet, Pat and a staff person will review the candidates and give their recommendation at the May meeting.
Feb. fines to the City $1,399.72
March Fines to the city 1,250.99
YTD fines to the City. $4,530.09
Feb. Revenue to the City $ 946.66
March revenue to the city 1,439.00
YTD Other Revenue to City $ 3,264.72
YTD Total Deposits to City $ 7,794.81
Approval of Bills: Bills for March. 2013 were approved (Jim N/Mark).
Trust Fund Review: It was reviewed.
Reconsider Request from Rotary for Possible Weekly Use of FCCU Community Room: Edwin Bos approached the Board with another request. Rotary will be voting the end of April to decide their meeting place. He asked if the Library would give Rotary permission to use the Community room as a permanent option on their ballot. After stating all our previous reasons for denying the use (Policy states no excesses use of a room by any one group) we again denied permanent use. However temporary use will be allowed.
Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System Report Including Consideration of Proposed Letter to MWFLS regarding SHARE consortium; Letters concerning the SHARE consortium were reviewed and the seriousness of the situation detailed by Connie and Janet. A joint committee of the two Library systems is meeting this Wednesday. It was decided that we would not send the letter Connie had drafted at this point. Connie has many times expressed her concerns to MWFLS. She will monitor the committee's progress and keep us informed. By the end of the week we should have some idea of our next step.
Friends of the Library: Next week is National Library week. Many events have been planned as well as cookies served every day. A Basket Fundraiser is underway
Friends of Niedecker Report: none. The Library Book discussion group is discussing the Margo Peters Biography of Lorine this week.
Adjourned: 4:45 P.M.
Next Meeting date: May 13, 2013
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