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THESE MINUTES WERE APPROVED AS READ AT THE FEBRUARY 17, 2014 MEETING OF THE HICKORY COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Monday, January 13, 2014

The regular meeting of the Hickory County Library Board was held January 13, 2014 at 10:00am 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 10:05am.

Members present were:

President, Hal Geltmacher

Vice-President, Sharon Barrett

Treasurer Gerda Fitts

Secretary Judy Baker

Stacy Coulsell, Library Administrator

 Attendance was taken via the travel expense voucher. Trustee Eva Cooper was absent.

Also in attendance was Library Assistant Manager Tina Davis.

The minutes from the December meeting were reviewed, after reviewing the minutes and noting one correction to be made to Old Business, the three percent wage increase given to the staff was put in place to comply with the new Missouri Minimum wage. Gerda Fitts moved to accept the minutes as presented, Judy Baker seconded.  All in favor and the motion carried unanimously.

Library Administrator Stacy Coulsell gave the Administrator’s report for December.  She noted that both Preschool and Head Start story hours continued.  Coulsell reported that she had submitted the Statistical Report for the State Library; this was a report that included collection information, operating budget information, and Library programming.   This is an annual report due to the State Library yearly.  Administrator Coulsell noted that she was working on the Equalization Report that was due to the State Library.  Coulsell reported that she had begun working on the tax forms for the Library as well. 

Administrator Coulsell presented the Financial Reports for December.  The balance as of January 13, 2014 was $41,443.27 this reflects the balance of both the Library accounts.  After hearing the Financial Reports for December, Judy Baker made the motion to accept the report as presented.  Gerda Fitts seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

The Library’s Circulation Report was presented by Tina Davis for December.  There were 10 new cards issued with a Total Circulation for December of 3693.  Noting that the Library had closed early three days in December due to weather and holidays, and was also closed all day December 24th and 25th. The total circulation for 2013 was 46062; this amount includes all library materials, visits, and internet usage.

Under President’s Report, President Hal Geltmacher had nothing to report.

Under Library Association, Association President Sharon Barrett had nothing to report.

Under Friends there was nothing to report.

Under Old Business, Administrator Stacy Coulsell noted that all of the Equalization funds had been expended.

Under New Business, Administrator Coulsell presented the Board with the Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Report.  After reviewing, Sharon Barrett moved to accept the Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Report as presented. Judy Baker seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Hearing no public comment and having no further business, Sharon Barrett moved to adjourn the meeting, Gerda Fitts seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 10:38am.

The next meeting is to be February 10, 2014 at 10:00am

Respectfully submitted,

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Judy Baker, Secretary

        

   

             

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