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Blue Mound Memorial Library

February 2020 Meeting Minutes

Attendance:

Nancy Gorden, Vice-President

Diana Kupish, Secretary  

Dani Noland, Trustee  

Julie Chapman, Trustee

Alice Reed, Consultant

Julie Jones, Library Director

 

At 6:00 p.m., the Blue Mound Memorial Library Vice-President, Nancy Gorden, called to order the Board of Trustees Meeting for February, 2020.   

 

The Board recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  

  

Secretary’s Report: The minutes for the January 27th Blue Mound Memorial Library Board of Trustees had been emailed to everyone to review.  Julie Jones verified that everyone, especially the newest board members, received the minutes electronically. Julie Chapman didn’t receive the Minutes, so she was given time to read them. Julie said she would make sure the email address she had for Julie Chapman was correct.   Dani Noland made a motion to accept the Minutes as presented. Julie Chapman seconded the motion. The motion carried with all ‘Aye’ votes.    

  

Treasurer’s Report:   The Treasurer’s report was presented in writing and reviewed by the Board of Trustees. There were no questions. Julie Chapman made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Dani Noland seconded the motion.  The motion carried with all ‘Aye’ votes.  

 

Librarian’s Report:    

  • Carpet in the front part of the Library will be cleaned by Hites on Good Friday, 4/10/20, when the Library is closed. Carolyn Wetzel has maintained the carpets in the Annex and will continue to do so.
  • During the January Board meeting, several holidays were discussed in which the holiday fell on a Friday and it was decided to close the Library on the closest Saturday to allow the employees more time to spend with their families. January 1st, 2021 also falls on a Friday. Diana Kupish made a motion to close the Library on January 2nd, 2021 allowing employees a holiday weekend with their families. Nancy Gorden seconded the motion. The motion carried with three ‘Aye’ votes and one ‘Nay’ vote.
  • Julie will be taking a few days off in March from the 16th thru 21st . The activities will be covered by staff and volunteers.   Library Activities: 
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  • Bookworm is up and running the month of February.
  • Story Time began February 5th with attendance in the low 20’s.
  • Lego Club met on Saturday, February 15th with 10 children attending.
  • Coffee and Conversation continues to meet every Tuesday at 10:30 with from 6-8 regular visitors.
  • The Pinochle Card Group will not meet in the month of March.  
  • Book Club met on Thursday, February 20th and discussed The Rosey Project by Graeme Simsion.  Up Coming Programs Include:   
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    • Story Time continues through March 25th.
  • Lego Club will meet on Saturday, March 21st.
  • Book Club will meet Thursday, March 19th at 6:30 to discuss the book, ‘Maybe You Should Talk to Someone’ by Lori Gottlieo
  • Senior Freeze assistance will be here on March 24th from 1-3 p.m.Old Business:  

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  • Storage: Nancy Gorden spoke to the Township Supervisor regarding availability of space in the Community Center. The storage space now has a working lock on the door. The rental rate is $100 per year and they have agreed not to rent the adjacent area the week before the Library Easter Egg Hunt.  Dani Noland made a motion to accept the Pleasant View Twp Community Center rental agreement at $100 per year effective April 15th, 2020. Julie Chapman seconded the motion. The motion carried with all ‘Aye’ votes.
  • Consolidated Communications Telephone Contract offered a three year contract for $152.11 per month which includes: unlimited long distance, fax for two phones ($40.38 per phone), and internet ($64.00). Nancy Gorden made a motion to stay with Consolidated Communications for the next three years under the terms of the proposed three-year contract. Julie Chapman seconded the motion. The motion carried with all ‘Aye’ votes. Other: NonePersonnel:  NoneMotion to adjourn:  With no further business to discuss,  Dani Noland moved to adjourn the meeting;  Julie Chapman seconded the motion. The motion carried with all ‘Aye’ votes. The meeting adjourned  at 6:40 p.m.   Diana Kupish, Secretary  
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    Attendance:

    Nancy Gorden, Vice-President

    Diana Kupish, Secretary  

    Dani Noland, Trustee  

    Julie Chapman, Trustee

    Alice Reed, Consultant

    Julie Jones, Library Director

     

    At 6:00 p.m., the Blue Mound Memorial Library Vice-President, Nancy Gorden, called to order the Board of Trustees Meeting for February, 2020.   

     

    The Board recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  

      

    Secretary’s Report: The minutes for the January 27th Blue Mound Memorial Library Board of Trustees had been emailed to everyone to review.  Julie Jones verified that everyone, especially the newest board members, received the minutes electronically. Julie Chapman didn’t receive the Minutes, so she was given time to read them. Julie said she would make sure the email address she had for Julie Chapman was correct.   Dani Noland made a motion to accept the Minutes as presented. Julie Chapman seconded the motion. The motion carried with all ‘Aye’ votes.    

      

    Treasurer’s Report:   The Treasurer’s report was presented in writing and reviewed by the Board of Trustees. There were no questions. Julie Chapman made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Dani Noland seconded the motion.  The motion carried with all ‘Aye’ votes.  

     

    Librarian’s Report:    

    • Carpet in the front part of the Library will be cleaned by Hites on Good Friday, 4/10/20, when the Library is closed. Carolyn Wetzel has maintained the carpets in the Annex and will continue to do so.
    • During the January Board meeting, several holidays were discussed in which the holiday fell on a Friday and it was decided to close the Library on the closest Saturday to allow the employees more time to spend with their families. January 1st, 2021 also falls on a Friday. Diana Kupish made a motion to close the Library on January 2nd, 2021 allowing employees a holiday weekend with their families. Nancy Gorden seconded the motion. The motion carried with three ‘Aye’ votes and one ‘Nay’ vote.
    • Julie will be taking a few days off in March from the 16th thru 21st . The activities will be covered by staff and volunteers.   Library Activities: 
    •  
    • Bookworm is up and running the month of February.
    • Story Time began February 5th with attendance in the low 20’s.
    • Lego Club met on Saturday, February 15th with 10 children attending.
    • Coffee and Conversation continues to meet every Tuesday at 10:30 with from 6-8 regular visitors.
    • The Pinochle Card Group will not meet in the month of March.  
    • Book Club met on Thursday, February 20th and discussed The Rosey Project by Graeme Simsion.  Up Coming Programs Include:   
    •  
      • Story Time continues through March 25th.
  • Lego Club will meet on Saturday, March 21st.
  • Book Club will meet Thursday, March 19th at 6:30 to discuss the book, ‘Maybe You Should Talk to Someone’ by Lori Gottlieo
  • Senior Freeze assistance will be here on March 24th from 1-3 p.m.Old Business:  
    •  
    • Storage: Nancy Gorden spoke to the Township Supervisor regarding availability of space in the Community Center. The storage space now has a working lock on the door. The rental rate is $100 per year and they have agreed not to rent the adjacent area the week before the Library Easter Egg Hunt.  Dani Noland made a motion to accept the Pleasant View Twp Community Center rental agreement at $100 per year effective April 15th, 2020. Julie Chapman seconded the motion. The motion carried with all ‘Aye’ votes.
    • Consolidated Communications Telephone Contract offered a three year contract for $152.11 per month which includes: unlimited long distance, fax for two phones ($40.38 per phone), and internet ($64.00). Nancy Gorden made a motion to stay with Consolidated Communications for the next three years under the terms of the proposed three-year contract. Julie Chapman seconded the motion. The motion carried with all ‘Aye’ votes. Other: NonePersonnel:  NoneMotion to adjourn:  With no further business to discuss,  Dani Noland moved to adjourn the meeting;  Julie Chapman seconded the motion. The motion carried with all ‘Aye’ votes. The meeting adjourned  at 6:40 p.m.   Diana Kupish, Secretary  
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