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July 2016 Board Minutes

Geneseo Public Library District
Board of Trustees Meeting
July 11, 2016

The Board of Trustees of the Geneseo Public Library District met in Foundation Room B at the library on Monday, July 11, 2016. President Bill Menendez called the meeting to order at 6:31 pm. Board members in attendance were Chris Bergren, Mary Farrell, Dave Johnson, Holly McAvoy, Craig Patterson, and Ray Rogers. Claire Crawford, Director and Deb Wyffels, Assistant Director, were also present. Jim Luikart, representing Miller Farm & Business was also there.

Citizen’s Input   No citizens attended and no communications were presented.

Secretary’s Report   The minutes from last month’s meeting stand approved as printed. Mary made a motion to Certify and Audit all Board Minutes from the past year; Craig second the motion and it passed by a roll call vote, all members in attendance voted “yes”.

Financial Reports   The financial report was reviewed and will be filed for the auditors. Dave made a motion that the bills be paid; Chris second the motion and it passed by a roll call vote, all members in attendance voted “yes”.  A motion to accept the Monthly Financial Statement was made by Craig; Holly second the motion and it passed by a roll call vote, all members in attendance voted “yes”.  A motion was made by Ray to Certify and Audit the Annual Financial Report; Dave second the motion and it passed by a roll call vote, all members in attendance voted “yes”.

Library Director’s Report   Claire submitted a written report. She reported the library received a Per Capita Grant of $11,279.85. Applications for next year’s Per Capita Grant have been sent out online. Claire also reported the Geneseo Public Library District was featured in the OCLC Newsletter. Bill expressed congratulations and “cudo’s” on behalf of the board to the library staff for the article and friendly service given.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Director’s Review   Claire’s review will be on file for the Trustees to view on Thursday, July 14, at the library. The final recommendations will be approved at the August board meeting. Any raise issued will be retroactive to July 1, 2016.

Budget Categories   Ray made a motion to transfer excess general funds of $30,000 to the special reserve account; Craig second the motion and it passed by a roll call vote, all members in attendance voted “yes”.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Tentative Budget   Chris made a motion to accept the Tentative/Internal Budget of 2016-1017; Craig second the motion and it passed by a roll call vote, all members in attendance voted “yes”.

Seal records of Executive Session   A motion was made by Mary to Seal Minutes of the Executive Sessions and destroy all tapes from the previous year; Craig second the motion and it passed by a roll call vote, all members in attendance voted “yes”.

Adjournment   With no further business before the board, Chris made a motion to adjourn and the meeting was closed at 7:17 pm.

 

Deb Wyffels
Assistant Director

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