THESE MINUTES WERE APPROVED AS
READ AT THE OCTOBER 12, 2015 MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE HICKORY COUNTY
Monday, September 14, 2015
The regular meeting of the Hickory County Library Board was held September 14, 2015 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 10:00am.
Members present were:
President, Hal Geltmacher
Treasurer, Gerda Fitts
Trustee, Eva Cooper
Stacy Coulsell, Library Administrator
taken via the expense voucher.
After reviewing the agenda Sharon
Barrett moved to add, Library Storage Building to New Business, Gerda Fitts moved to accept the agenda
as presented, Eva Cooper seconded, and the motion carried.
from the August meeting were reviewed, after reviewing the minutes Eva Cooper moved to accept the minutes as presented, Gerda
Fitts seconded and the motion carried.
Stacy Coulsell gave the Administrator’s report. Coulsell also reported that Bill Arnold had
Reading Has Gone to the Dogs stars, Heavenly and Joker in the Wheatland Harvest Festival parade, held Saturday, September
12, 2015. Arnold was also conducting a Computer Basics course and a Skype Course, each class will run for
several weeks. Library Administrator Stacy Coulsell noted that Alyson Lile had joined the Library’s staff in a part
time capacity. Coulsell noted that she had finalized the Technology Grant Report, this grant had provided
for the Library to purchase two touch screen computers, Microsoft software and accompanying antivirus software.
This grant was through the Missouri State Library and was through the LSTA grants programs. Coulsell
also reported that she was investigating more energy efficient light fixtures to replace some of the older units in the building.
Coulsell also presented the Board with two thank you notes, one from the Bethel Southern Baptist Church and one from
Administrator Coulsell presented the Financial Reports
for August. The balance as of
September 14, 2015 $94,198.71 this reflects the balance of both the Library accounts.
After hearing the Financial Reports for August, Sharon Barrett made the motion to accept the report as presented, Eva
Cooper seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
The Library’s Circulation Report for August
was presented by Library Administrator Stacy Coulsell. The Library had 30 new Library cards.
The total circulation for the month of August was 4024. Noting the highest circulation for the year
in Adult Nonfiction of 1447 checkouts.
Report-Library Board President Hal Geltmacher had nothing to report.
Under Association Report-Association President Sharon Barrett had nothing to report.
Under Friends-It was noted that the Friends of the Library had a booth during the Wheatland Harvest Festival and
the booth was successful. It was also noted that the Friends bi-annual book sale would be held October
14th thru October 17th.
Under Old Business-Coulsell has allocated the remains of the Equalization
funds. Coulsell gave an update on the placement of the building’s water meter would be moved as local
backhoe contractor Colter Spradling was available.
Business-Administrator Coulsell reported that the Library would host an open house in collaboration with the Missouri State
Historical Society on October 22nd at 1:00pm to unveil the digitization
of 80 years, 1884-1964, of Hickory County newspapers. This would be a public event.
Also under New Business, The Board discussed the state of disrepair the Library’s storage shed had fallen to.
Vice-President Sharon Barrett discussed partnering with the Friends of the Library group to share repair or possible
replacement costs. It was discussed to consult Jenkins building material and Hermitage Lumber for pricing
information. This item was tabled until further information was made available.
no public comment and having no further business. The meeting adjourned at 10:45am.
The next meeting is to be October 12, 2015 at 10:00am