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February 2016 Board Minutes

Geneseo Public Library District
Board of Trustees Meeting
February 8, 2016

The Board of Trustees of the Geneseo Public Library District met in Foundation Room B at the library on Monday, February 8, 2016.  President Bill Menendez called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. Board members in attendance were Chris Bergren, Dave Johnson, Holly McAvoy, Craig Patterson and Ray Rogers.  Mary Farrell was unable to attend due to recently having surgery.

Citizen’s Input   No citizens were present

Secretary’s Report   Ray moved that the minutes from the January meeting be accepted; Craig seconded the motion and it passed unanimously by voice vote.  Three pieces of correspondence were read:  Mary Jayne Nash sent a thank you card for the Christmas dinner and the raise; Claire thanked the board for the Christmas gift certificate and the staff, Deb and Claire thanked the board for the raises given.

Financial Report    Ray made a motion that the bills be paid; Craig seconded the motion and it passed by roll call vote, all members voting “yes.”  Dave moved that the financial report be accepted; Holly seconded the motion and it passed by roll call vote, all members voting “yes.”  Jim Luikart discussed the change with the GIFT organization’s becoming a part of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend. Claire will call Katie Andrios  to see if she can attend the next board meeting to answer questions about it.

Library Director’s Report   Please refer to Claire’s written report.  Phil Lenzini will be here March 16 at 6:30 p.m. for library directors and board members’ questions.

Old Business

LED Project   Dave reported that the project for the interior is about to start.  The outside lights can be retrofitted.  The total bid amounted to $14,555 from Verstraete Electric in Atkinson.

Background Checks   Dave made a motion to have fingerprinting and background checks done on the staff and board but there was no second and the motion died.  Claire will get more criteria about how other libraries that have these safeguards handle the reports.

Web Page   Deb Wyffels reported the web page is up and running; a few problems yet, but it is going to be fine.

Policy Manual – Unattended Children   Claire asked for a change in the wording regarding the ages of children and will have the current policy along with her proposed change next month.

Edge Initiative   Claire was asked to write a feature article for the Library Edge Journal and how our library has made strides in these accomplishments were well received.


New Business

Klingler Memorial Money    More checks are coming in for this memorial for programming.

Gift Sherrard   We received $2,500 from the Sherrard Foundation for “History Through the Ages.”

ILA 501c3   This library is not a 501c3, so all grants are made through the ILA.


Adjournment – With no further matters before the board, at 7:40 p.m. Holly moved to adjourn; Dave seconded the motion, all agreed by voice vote.  The meeting was dismissed.


Respectfully submitted,

Kathi Fluck


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