Marshall Library Board met August 9.
Marshall Library Board met Aug. 9.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
Call to Order:
The Marshall Public Library Board of Trustees met in regular session Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the Gabby Goat in Effingham, Illinois following a tour of the Effingham Public Library. President John Tarble called the meeting to order at 7:26 p.m.
Board members present were John Tarble, Janet Hasten, Melissa Strait, Herman Wallace, Jenn Smitley, and Vickie Wallace. Shannon Trudeau, Mike Cameron, and Kent Hall were absent. Alyson Thompson, Director, and Jame Poorman, Head Librarian, were also present. Also in attendance were various members of the area board and library staff.
There were no public comments.
Minutes from the July 12, 2017 meeting were reviewed. On a motion by Janet, seconded by Herman, the minutes were approved.
There was no correspondence presented for review.
There were no officer reports.
Presentation of Bills:
The August invoices were listed and reviewed. On a motion by Jenn, seconded by Melissa, payment of bills in the amount of $10,672.04 was approved with a roll call vote being taken and recorded as follows: John Tarble-yes, Janet Hasten-yes, Melissa Strait-yes, Herman Wallace-yes, Jenn Smitley-yes, and Vickie Wallace-yes.
Jamie provided the Librarian's Report for board review. She reported the addition of seven new kids kits to our collection.
Friends of the Library Report:
Alyson indicated the Friends have not met since her last report. Their next meeting will be on September 7, 2017.
Marshall Area Public Library District Report:
Alyson indicated the Area Board has not met since her last report. Their next meeting will be on August 22, 2017.
Alyson provided her written Director's Report for later review.
The financial report for July was reviewed. It showed a balance of $251,985.65, consisting of $4,813.32 in Operations, $4,000.00 in Retirement, and $243,172.33 in Special Reserve.
There was no Unfinished business to discuss.
There was no New Business to discuss.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:33 upon passage of a motion by Janet, seconded by Herman.
Melissa Strait, Trustee
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. The location will be the Marshall Public Library's Dale McConchie Meeting Room.