Belleville Public Library Board met August 10.
Belleville Public Library Board met Aug. 10.
Here is the agenda provided by the Board:
I. Call to order
Carol Keeley, President, called to order the regular meeting at 6:30pm on August 10, 2017 and reviewed evacuation and safety procedures with all present.
II. Board Members Present
The following Board Members were present: Carol Keeley, Mary Karban, Mary Smith, Victoria Weygandt, and Catherine Kreher, Andy Gaa, Helen Thompson, and Rhonda Ross
III. Public Comments
IV. Approval of the Minutes
Mary Smith moved to accept the minutes from the May 11, 2017 Board meeting. The motion was seconded by Victoria Weygandt and the motion carried.
The administrative assistant position has been approved by the mayor to be filled. The job has been posted and interviews will begin in the near future with the hopes to have someone in the position by the September Board meeting.
None were reviewed.
VII. Property, Equipment, and Services
1. The van on loan from the city’s maintenance department is no longer in service, so the library purchased one from the Heartland System. The library will be responsible to the maintenance of the vehicle, but will be covered under the city’s insurance.
Mary Smith read the claims to the group. Catherine made a motion to pay the bills and Rhonda seconded the motion. Members were polled and the motion carried.
IX. Fundraising, Promotions, and Marketing
X. Library Reports
Enclosed with the information packets.
XI. Old Business
Carol shared copies of the letters that were sent to Mary and Phil thanking them for their service and dedication to the library during their tenure on the Board.
XII. Closed Session
XIII. New Business
1. Mary Smith reported to the group that she was elected to the IHLS Board of Directors and her duties in that position. She also shared about a website called, “Ifixit.com” that could be linked to the library’s website as a resource for patrons.
2. Leander discussed the star gazing program that will be held prior to the eclipse and the viewing glasses that will be handed out prior to the date of the eclipse.
3. The development of the new website is underway. The developer will be paid in installments as the progress unfolds. The developer is also offering training and marketing assistance.
A motion was made by Rhonda to adjourn the meeting and a second was made by Victoria. The motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 7:10pm.