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August 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting

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Monday, August 13, 2012

The regular meeting of the Hickory County Library Board was held August 13, 2012 at 9:00am in the Hickory County Library Community Room, at the Hickory County Library, 99 New Hermitage Drive, Hermitage, Missouri, 65668.

President Hal Geltmacher called the meeting to order at 9:09am.

Members present were:

President, Hal Geltmacher

Vice-President-Sharon Barrett

Treasurer Gerda Fitts

Secretary, Judy Baker

Trustee, Eva Cooper

Stacy Coulsell, Library Administrator

The minutes from the July meeting were reviewed, after reviewing the meeting minutes, Gerda Fitts made a motion to approve as presented, Eva Cooper seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Library Administrator Stacy Coulsell gave her Administrator’s Report. She noted that the summer programming for the Library had closed with the final event on Saturday, August 11, 2012.  Coulsell noted that she was looking into an author speaking engagement on Wilson’s Creek and the possibility of a local author.

Administrator Coulsell presented the Financial Reports for July.  The balance as of August 13, 2012 was $78,949.94 this reflects the balance of both the Library accounts.  After hearing the Financial Reports for July, Sharon Barrett made the motion to accept the report as presented.  Eva Cooper seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Administrator Coulsell presented the Library’s Circulation Reports for July.  There were 38 new cards issued with a Total Circulation for the month was 4344. 

Under President’s Report—there was none.

Under Library Association Report, Library Association President Sharon Barrett explained the Library District and the purpose and function of the Library Association to new board member Judy Baker.

Under Friends—there was none.

Under Old Business, the Board discussed the status of this year’s Equalization funds, Library Administrator Coulsell reported that most of this year’s funds had been accounted for and dispersed.

Also under Old Business, Coulsell noted that she had been looking into expanding the Library’s e-book service.  This item is still being investigated.

Under New Business, Administrator Coulsell proposed having a staff training and work day in September.   She also noted that when the Library closes this will be announced in the local newspaper and posted in the Library prior to the closing. Eva Cooper made the motion to close one Monday in September, Gerda Fitts seconded and the motion carried unanimously. 

Also, under New Business, the Board discussed carpet cleaning and maintenance.  Gerda Fitts moved to close the Library for one Saturday in October for carpet cleaning, Sharon Barrett seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

The next meeting will be September 10, 2012 at 9:00am

Having no further business, and hearing no public comment, the meeting adjourned at 10:12am.

Respectfully submitted,



Judy Baker, Secretary






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