Annual Meeting, August 2022


Thursday, August 31, 2022

The Annual Meeting of the Hickory County Library Board was held August 31, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hickory County Library Community Room, at the Hickory County Library, 18376 New Hermitage Drive, Hermitage, Missouri, 65668.

President Shelly Aubuchon called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.m.

President Shelly Aubuchon called roll.

Members present were:
President, Shelly Aubuchon
Vice-President, Ernest Jenkins
Treasurer, Brenda Charles
Eleanora Smith, Trustee
Stacy Coulsell, Library Administrator

Secretary Judy Baker was absent.  Attendance was taken via the expense voucher.


After reviewing the agenda for the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Hickory County Library, Eleanora Smith moved to accept the agenda as presented. Ernest Jenkins seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

The purpose of this meeting was to set the Hickory County Library tax rate. A public hearing was held Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 11:00 a.m, at which time citizens were allowed to speak about the property tax rates proposed by the Hickory County Library District, a political subdivision. The tax rates shall be set to produce revenues ,which the budget for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2023 shows to be required from the Property tax.  Each tax rate is determined by dividing the amount of revenue required by the current assessed valuation. The result is multiplied by 10, thus the tax rate can be expressed in cents per $100.00 valuation.

Trustee Eleanora Smith moved to set the Hickory County Library District tax rate at 0.1349. Vice-President Ernest Jenkins moved to second the motion.  All were in favor and the motion carried unanimously.

It was noted that this information will now complete the Annual Pro Forma required by the State Auditor’s office, once it is completed by the Hickory County Clerk.

Having no further business this meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Shelly Aubuchon, President