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December 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting

Monday, December 8, 2014

The regular meeting of the Hickory County Library Board was held December 8, 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 10:07am.

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 November meeting were reviewed, after reviewing the minutes Sharon Barrett moved to accept the minutes as presented, Eva Cooper seconded and the motion carried.

Library Administrator Stacy Coulsell gave the Administrator’s report. Coulsell reported that she had submitted the Annual Statistical Report to the State Library. Administrator Coulsell reported that she had received a letter from the State Library inviting the Hickory County Library to apply for the 2015 Technology Grant. Coulsell acknowledged that Library Volunteer Sherrill Nelson continued to work at the Library and was well-received by the library patrons.

Administrator Coulsell presented the Financial Reports for November. The balance as of December 8, 2014 was $37,578.10. This reflects the balance of both the Library accounts. After hearing the Financial Reports for November, 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 November was presented by Assistant Manager Tina Davis.

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

Under Library Association-Association Barrett had nothing to report.

Under Friends-None

Under Old Business- After reviewing the 2015 Proposed Budged, Sharon Barrett moved to accept the budget as presented. Judy Baker seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Under New Business-the Board discussed the potential increase in minimum wage, and the affects it would have on the Library employees. It was noted that the increase in minimum wage would be covered in the 2015 Budget.

Also under New Business, Administrator Coulsell proposed an Amnesty Period from December 15th through January 1st. During this time no fines or fees would be assessed to late materials being returned. Judy Baker moved to accept the proposal, Gerda Fitts seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Hearing no public comment and having no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:00am.

The next meeting is to be January 12, 2014 at 10:00am

Respectfully submitted,


Judy Baker, Secretary