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November 2017 Board Meeting

Geneseo Public Library District
Board of Trustees Meeting
November 13, 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Geneseo Public Library District met in Foundation Room A at the library on Monday, November 13, 2017.  President Bill Menendez called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m. Board members in attendance were Christine Bergren, Lee Fluck, Holly McAvoy, Paul Pardo and Ray Rogers. Deb Wyffels, Assistant Director, was also present.

Citizen’s Input   No citizens present.

Secretary’s Report   The minutes from last month’s meeting stand approved as printed. A “thank you photo” from Boy Scout Troop 131 was received. A letter of resignation of Sarah Alexander was read aloud.

Financial Report/Bills to Be Paid.  The Financial Report was reviewed and will be filed for the auditors. Holly made a motion to pay the bills, Paul seconded the motion, and the board unanimously agreed to the motion by roll call vote. In order to pay the VISA monthly bill on time, Lee moved that it be paid immediately and it can be discussed at the next meeting.  Chris seconded the motion.  All present voted “yes” except for Holly, who voted “no.”   

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

At 7:15 pm the Board went into Executive Session.  No action was taken, and at 7:35 the Board came out of Executive Session.



Director Review   Was delayed until next month.

Safety Training    In accordance with Per Capita Grant rules, Claire reviewed the safety standards implemented for the Library.

Community Foundation Great River Bend   Claire presented a report from this foundation, showing the Library having two endowment accounts.  No withdrawals have been made from either account.  


Tax Levy   Jim Luikart explained that the tax levy ordinance needed to be approved.  Ray moved that it be accepted and Paul seconded the motion.  It passed by roll call vote; all members in attendance voting yes.

Staff Raises    Holly moved that a 3% pay raise be given to all employees (excluding the independent contractors) as of January 1, 2018.  Paul seconded the motion, and by roll call vote, it passed unanimously.

Christmas Party   Claire wanted assurance that the money generated from book sales can be used to give employees a stipend of $25 to go to The Cellar for a Christmas Party

Five-Year Plan      This topic will be discussed next month. 

Veterans’ Grant   Please refer to the Librarian’s Report, in which Claire describes Project Next Generation.

Adjournment   With no further matters before the board, at 8:37 p.m., the meeting adjourned.

Kathi Fluck, Scribe  

Library Information

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Geneseo, IL 61254
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