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December 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting

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Monday, December 10, 2012

The regular meeting of the Hickory County Library Board was held December 10, 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 9:04am.

Members present were:

President, Hal Geltmacher

Treasurer Gerda Fitts

Secretary, Judy Baker

Stacy Coulsell, Library Administrator

Trustee Eva Cooper

Vice-President Sharon Barrett was absent. The attendance was taken via the expense voucher.

The minutes from the November 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.

Administrator Coulsell reported that the Library had several lights replaced and new light fixtures replaced by Wirsig Electric of Pittsburg.  She noted that she was working on the annual Statistical Report for the State Library.

Administrator Coulsell presented the Financial Reports for November.  The balance as of December 10, 2012 was $35,851.36 this reflects the balance of both the Library accounts.  After hearing the Financial Reports for November, Eva Cooper made the motion to accept the report as presented.  Judy Baker seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Administrator Coulsell presented the Library’s Circulation Reports for November.  There were 27 new cards issued with a Total Circulation for the month was 3389.

Under President’s Report-there was none.

Under Library Association Report, there was none as Library Association President Sharon Barrett was absent.

Under Friends-there was none.

Under Old Business- Administrator Coulsell presented the Proposed Budget for 2013, with the addition of adding a $0.10 per hour pay raise for all the hourly Library employees.  After reviewing the budget, Eva Cooper moved to approve the budget as presented, Judy Baker seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Under New Business, the Board discussed hosting an Amnesty Period, beginning December 12th and running through December 26th.  During this time the Library will graciously accept overdue items, without charging fines and fees.

Hearing no public comment and having no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:45am.

The next meeting is to be January 14, 2013 at 10:00am

Respectfully submitted,


Judy Baker, Secretary




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