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September 2017 Annual Meeting and Regular Monthly Meeting

September 2017 Annual Meeting

THESE MINUTES WERE APPROVED AS READ AT THE OCTOBER 16, 2017 MEETING
OF THE HICKORY COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Annual Meeting of the Hickory County Library Board was held September 11, 2017 at 10:00am in the Hickory County Library Community Room, at the Hickory County Library, 18376 New Hermitage Drive, Hermitage, Missouri, 65668.

President Hal Geltmacher called the meeting to order at 10:05am.

President Hal Geltmacher called roll:

Members present were:

President, Hal Geltmacher

Vice-President, Sharon Barrett

Treasurer, Gerda Fitts

Secretary, Judy Baker

Stacy Coulsell, Library Administrator

Trustee Shelly Aubuchon attending via telephone. Attendance was taken via the expense voucher.

After reviewing the agenda for the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Hickory County Sharon Barrett moved to accept the agenda as presented. Gerda Fitts seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

The purpose of this meeting was to set the Hickory County Library tax rate.

Vice-President Sharon Barrett moved to set the Hickory County Library District tax rate at 0.1295. Judy Baker moved to second the motion. All in favor and the motion carried unanimously.

Having no further business this meeting adjourned at 10:15pm.

Respectfully submitted,

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Judy Baker, Secretary
THESE MINUTES WERE APPROVED AS CORRECTED AT THE OCTOBER 16, 2017 MEETING
OF THE HICKORY COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

September 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting

Monday, September 11, 2017

The regular meeting of the Hickory County Library Board was held September 11, 2017 at 10:00am in the Hickory County Library Community Room, at the Hickory County Library, 18376 New Hermitage Drive, Hermitage, Missouri, 65668.

President Hal Geltmacher called the meeting to order at 10:16am.

Members present were:

President, Hal Geltmacher

Vice-President, Sharon Barrett

Treasurer, Gerda Fitts

Secretary, Judy Baker

Stacy Coulsell, Library Administrator

Trustee Shelly Aubuchon attended via telephone. Attendance was taken via the expense voucher.

After reviewing the agenda Sharon Barrett moved to minutes as read. Judy Baker seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

After reviewing the minutes Sharon Barrett moved to accept the minutes as presented. Gerda Fitts seconded and the motion carried.

Library Administrator Stacy Coulsell gave her monthly report. Coulsell reported that she had recently completed the Summer Reading Program Survey for the State Library and was compiling information for the State Library Annual Statistical Report. Noting that all the summer programs had been well attended. The Library will have one more special performance from Parasol Puppets on October 14, 2017. Coulsell also reported that the laptops ordered through the Library’s Technology Ladder Grant were in place, and the Library could now offer twelve spaces for adult computer classes and one unit was reserved for the Instructor. Bill Arnold had begun utilizing the new computer lab on September 5, 2017 teaching a basic adult computer class. Coulsell noted that the Lightning Lab would continue later that day with the Library’s iPad Lab, Osmo and Ozobot systems. Computer Instructor Bill Arnold will be continuing his Outreach efforts with the Hickory Estates residents and McCarty Senior Center patrons using the iPads as well. Coulsell reported that she had been in contact with both the Head Start and Preschool groups and story hours with those groups would resume in October.

Administrator Coulsell presented the Financial Reports for August. The balance as of September 11, 2017, was $68,577.86 this reflects the balance of both the Library accounts. After hearing the Financial Reports for August, Sharon Barrett made the motion to accept the Financial Reports as presented. Judy Baker seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Coulsell presented the Circulation Report for August, the Library had 32 new cards during the month. Noting the highest overall circulation for the year of 4211. Highest circulation in Periodicals, Children’s Fiction and Children’s Non-Fiction.

Under President’s Report there was none.

Under Friends-The Friends of the Library had a presence at the annual Harvest Festival hosting a book sale booth. The Friends of the Library will host their annual book sale October 11-13, 2017.

Under Old Business-Administrator Coulsell reported that three of the salvaged laptops had sold to date.

Under New Business President Hal Geltmacher is composing a letter to State Representative Warren Love to address the issue of street signage already approved by the City of Hermitage and to encourage MODOT to complete the project. Treasurer Gerda Fitts will discuss with Hermitage Mayor about discussing this item as well.

The next meeting will return to the regularly scheduled third Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:00am.

Having no further business and hearing no public comment, the meeting adjourned at 10:55am.

Respectfully submitted,

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Judy Baker, Secretary