These minutes were approved as
read at the April 17, 2017 meeting of the Hickory County Library Board of Trustees
Monday, February 20, 2017
The regular meeting
of the Hickory County Library Board was held February 20, 2017 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. Treasurer Gerda Fitts and Secretary Judy Baker were
Members present were:
President, Hal Geltmacher
Stacy Coulsell, Library Administrator
After reviewing the agenda Sharon Barrett moved to accept the agenda as presented.
Shelly Aubuchon seconded and the motion carried.
from the January meeting were reviewed. Shelly Aubuchon moved to accept the minutes as presented, Sharon
Barrett seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
Stacy Coulsell gave the Administrator’s report. Coulsell reported that both the Head Start and the Preschool story
hours had continued. Administrator Coulsell reported that Bill Arnold had completed the Tablet
Class, he will soon be starting a Power Point class. Coulsell has applied for a Technology Ladder Grant
through the Missouri State Library and will know later in the spring if they are to receive it. The Final
Report for the iPad Grant is due in March. Coulsell has booked all of the summer and fall special programing
for the Library. Coulsell reported that she has received notice that State Aid and Missouri
State Athlete and Entertainment Funding may be cut for Fiscal Year 2017. The Library will be represented
at the opening of this year’s Hickory County Farmers Market, and this year will have a children’s craft project
once per month at the Market, with Library volunteer Jamie Hennessy.
Coulsell presented the Financial Reports for January. The balance as of
February 20, 2017 was $159,551.95 this reflects
the balance of both the Library accounts. Coulsell noted this included tax income for January. After
hearing the Financial Reports for January, Sharon Barrett made the motion to accept the Financial Reports as presented. Shelly
Aubuchon seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
the Circulation Report for January, the Library had 27 new cards, a total of 3605 Total Items circulated. And
an All-Time high check out of 358 e-books checked out and downloaded. The Library was also closed early
two days due to weather and one day for the NewYear’s Holiday.
Under President’s Report there was none.
Under Library Association Report-Library Association Treasurer Stacy Coulsell noted that she would be finalizing
the Annual Library Association Report due into the USDA
was noted the Friends are planning to have a table at the local Dollar General selling books later in the Spring.
Under Old Business- Administrator Coulsell reported that new fixtures and computers
had been ordered for the Children’s Area and were to be assembled later in the week and there will
be a public dedication made later in March
Under New Business-Library
Administrator Stacy Coulsell reported that the Library Parking Lot sign had been taken for repair. Coulsell
also reported that MODOT has been contacted for placement of street directional signage to be added to county and city signs.
Coulsell presented the idea of having an Adult Guided Painting class, with an area Art Instructor.
Hearing no public comment and having no further business the meeting adjourned at
The next meeting will be March 20, 2017 at 10:00am
Sharon Barrett, Vice-President