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October 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting

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THESE MINUTES WERE APPROVED AS READ AT THE NOVEMBER 10, 2014 MEETING

OF THE HICKORY COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Monday, October 13, 2014

The regular meeting of the Hickory County Library Board was held October 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

Trustee, Eva Cooper

Stacy Coulsell, Library Administrator

Also in attendance was Assistant Manager Tina Davis, attendance was taken via the expense voucher.

The minutes from the September meeting were reviewed, after reviewing the minutes Sharon Barrett moved to accept the minutes as presented, Judy Baker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Library Administrator Stacy Coulsell gave the Administrator’s report.  Coulsell reported that the program “Reading Has Gone to the Dogs,” has been well-attended, this program is presented by Library volunteers Bill and Susan Arnold.  Administrator Coulsell noted that the Preschool and Head Start reading hours were back in session with the school year resuming.  Coulsell noted that Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow would perform later in the day.  She also reported that there would be one final children’s program for the year, Parasol Puppets would perform the “Teeny Tiny Woman” on October 25th at 11:00am.  Administrator Coulsell reported that the Library had received their annual USDA inspection earlier in October.  Coulsell noted the Library had been joined by a new volunteer, Judy Pearson.

Administrator Coulsell presented the Financial Reports for September.  The balance as of October 13, 2014 was $54,867.17.  This reflects the balance of both the Library accounts.  After hearing the Financial Reports for September, Eva Cooper made the motion to accept the report as presented.   Sharon Barrett seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.  Coulsell presented the Third Quarter Balance Report, after reviewing the report, Judy Baker moved to accept it as presented, Sharon Barrett seconded, and the motion carried.

The Library’s Circulation Report for September was presented by Assistant Manager Tina Davis.  There were 39 new cards issued with a Total Circulation for September of 3984.  Noting that Circulation was down due to the closing of the bridge at the south side of town.

Under President’s Report-Library Board President Hal Geltmacher had nothing to report

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

Under Friends-Administrator Coulsell reported that the Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale would be October 15-18th during library hours.

Under Old Business—it was noted that the MORE.net fees had increased, due to cuts in the state budget.

Under New Business, Administrator Coulsell reported that the Library had a leak in the roof and was scheduled for repair.  Coulsell also noted that the Library had received repairs on the heating system.  Administrator Coulsell requested that the Library have extended hours for Halloween, the Library will be handing out candy during that evening.

Administrator presented the Preliminary 2015 Budget, this item was reviewed and was tabled until the November meeting.

Hearing no public comment and having no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:50am.

The next meeting will be November 10, 2014 at 10:00am.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

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Judy Baker, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

           

   

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