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Home Board of Trustees Board Minutes

Wells County Public Library

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

200 West Washington Street


April 18, 2017




Present: Chaney, Gentis, Johnson, Ramsey, Tabor, MacNeill, Dailey

Absent:  Acord, Minniear

Public:  None


  1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Vice President Tabor.
  2. Public Input:  None
  3. Consent Agenda:  Ramsey moved to accept the consent agenda.   Chaney        seconded the motion, which passed.  The following items were approved and adopted:
    1. March 14, 2017 Regular Board meeting minutes
    2. Librarian’s Report
    3. Treasurer’s Report
    4.  March 2017 Register of Claims totaling $110,242,76
  4. April 1-18, 2017 Register of Claims:   Johnson moved to accept the register of claims, which totaled $140,012.25.  Chaney seconded the motion, which passed.
  5. Correspondence:  None
  6. Staff Reports:  Jackie Dailey gave a presentation on the Weekend Experience Bags.
  7. Committee Reports:
    1. Building:
      1. Foyer:   MacNeill reported that the foyer leak has been repaired and flooring replaced.  When repairing the leak, the roofers informed MacNeill that there is 6 months to a year left in the life of the roof in that section.  Tremco will replace this roof which is in the budget.
      2. Lease Space:   Tabor made a motion that the Lease Space be made available as a third meeting room until a leasing opportunity develops.  Gentis seconded the motion.  Motion passed.
      3. Outdoor LED lighting:  The project has been completed with $7,680 of the $10,240 total cost reimbursed from Bluffton NOW.
      4.  New copiers and printers will be purchased for circulation and reference.  These are budgeted items.
    2. Policy & By-Laws:  The Donor, Exhibit, and Fixed Assets policies were reviewed.  Wording changes were suggested for the Donor policies
    3. Public Awareness/Outreach: 
      1.  Strategic Plan:  Community Conversations will be facilitated by Erin Prible.  They will be May 8th in the Main Library, May 15that Southern Wells, and May 22 at the Ossian Library Branch.
  8. Unfinished Business:  None
  9. New Business: 

New Hires:  Johnson made a motion to hire Lauren Brinneman for 35-40 hours a week at $9.99 an hour.  Tabor seconded the motion.  Motion passed.

Johnson made a motion to hire Payton Roush for 35-40 hours a week at $9.70 an hour.  Tabor seconded the motion.  Motion passed.  These two positions are hired through the EARN Indiana Summer Intern Program.

10. Other Items for Consideration:  None
11. Floor was opened for roundtable comments from the board members.
Next Meeting Announcement:Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 6:30 PM at the Ossian Library.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned by Tabor at 7:30 PM.







                        Steve Tabor, Vice President



                        Nancy Johnson, Secretary