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November 2013 Regular Monthly Meeting


Monday, November 11, 2013

The regular meeting of the Hickory County Library Board was held November 11, 2013 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 10:03am.

Members present were:

President, Hal Geltmacher

Vice-President, Sharon Barrett

Treasurer Gerda Fitts

Secretary Judy Baker

Trustee, Eva Cooper

Stacy Coulsell, Library Administrator

Attendance was taken via the travel expense voucher.

Also in attendance was Library Assistant Manager Tina Davis.

The minutes from the October meeting were reviewed, after reviewing the minutes, Gerda Fitts moved to accept the minutes as presented, Sharon Barrett seconded. All in favor and the motion carried unanimously.

Library Administrator Stacy Coulsell gave the Administrator’s report for October. She noted that both Preschool and Head Start story hours continued. Coulsell reported that the Library had received the First and Second Quarter State Aid payments for 2014 and that had been released to the newspaper. Coulsell discussed potential grant opportunities available in 2014.

Administrator Coulsell presented the Financial Reports for October. The balance as of November 11th was $44,627.14 this reflects the balance of both the Library accounts. After hearing the Financial Reports for October, Judy Baker made the motion to accept the report as presented. Sharon Barrett seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

The Library’s Circulation Report was presented by Tina Davis for October. There were 25 new cards issued with a Total Circulation for October of 3774.

Under President’s Report there was nothing to report.

Under Association Report there was nothing to report.

Under Friends-Library Administrator reported on behalf of the Friends that $372.00 was the profit on the book sale.

Under Old Business, the Board discussed remaining equalization funds. The Board also discussed expanding the services offered by the Library in the coming year. The Board also examined the Preliminary Budget for 2014; the finalized budget will be reviewed in December.

Under New Business-Library Administrator Coulsell reported that Christian Author Laura Valenti will present a program on November 16, 2013 at 11:00am. Coulsell also reported that the Missouri Extension office of Benton County, Missouri will present a program on the Affordable Care Act on November 26, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm and that program will be open to the public. The Board discussed holiday hours for November. Gerda Fitts moved to closed at noon on Wednesday November 27th and all day November 28th in honor of Thanksgiving Day.

The next meeting is to be December 9, 2013.

Having no further business and hearing no public comment, the meeting adjourned at 10:54am.

Respectfully submitted,


Judy Baker, Secretary