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December 2016 - Board Meeting

Geneseo Public Library District
Board of Trustees Meeting
December 12, 2016

The Board of Trustees of the Geneseo Public Library District met in Foundation Room B at the library on Monday, December 12, 2016.  Vice-President Holly McAvoy called the meeting to order at 6:47 p.m.  Board members in attendance were Dave Johnson, Craig Patterson and Ray Rogers. Deb Wyffels, Assistant Director, was also present. 

Citizen’s Input   Lisa Kotter, City Administrator

Secretary’s Report   The minutes from last month’s meeting stand approved as printed. Two thank you cards were read:  one from Deb Wyffels and one from the whole staff thanking the board for the $25 Geneseo Chamber Gift Certificates. 

Financial Report/Bills to Be Paid   Jim reported that 99.78% of the tax revenue has been received. The Financial Report was reviewed and will be filed for the auditors. Ray made a motion that the bills be paid; Dave seconded the motion and it passed by roll call vote, all members in attendance voted “yes.” 

Library Director’s Report   Please refer to Claire’s written report.



Expanding Geneseo    The City’s plan for growing Geneseo was discussed. Clarifications were made by Lisa Kotter.  Ray made a motion that the Board accept the Intergovernmental Agreement with the City regarding Maple Leaf Farm, LLC by paying $6,000 to the City for this financial year; the remainder of the amount due the next financial year (once the exact amount due is known) with no interest charged by the City.  Dave seconded the motion.  By roll call vote, all members in attendance voted “yes,” and the motion passed.   

Getz Fire   Dave has asked for a 5-year bid from Getz, of Peoria, and Tri-State Fire Control, Inc. of Moline.



Staff Raises   At 7:37 pm, Ray moved to go into Executive Session.  Holly seconded the motion.  No action was taken, and at 7:40 Holly moved to go out of Executive Session, seconded by Ray.  Dave made a motion to give all staff a 3% raise as of January 1, 2017.  Craig seconded the motion and it passed by roll call vote, all members voting “yes.”

Interest – Community Foundation Great River Bend   The $900 balance in this fund. Dave made a motion that this $900 be used as part of the payment to the City for the Maple Leaf Farm project.  Ray seconded the motion. By roll call vote, all present voted “yes” except Craig Patterson, who abstained.

Adjournment – With no further matters before the board, at 7:50 p.m., the meeting adjourned.

Kathi Fluck

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