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September 2015 Board Minutes

Geneseo Public Library District
Board of Trustees Meeting
September 14, 2015

The Board of Trustees of the Geneseo Public Library met in the Central Room at the library on Monday, September 15, 2015.  President Bill Menendez called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.    Board members in attendance were Chris Bergren, Mary Farrell, Dave Johnson, Holly McAvoy and Ray Rogers.


Citizen’s Input
Kim Gehling from Websites to Impress gave a presentation on what her company can do. No action was taken.

Secretary’s Report
Ray moved that the minutes from the August meeting be accepted; Mary seconded the motion and it passed by voice vote.  Correspondence from the Geneseo Women’s Club, WQPT, Faith DeDecker, Laura Chase and two letters from the GIFT Foundation were read.

Financial Report
Holly made a motion that the bills be paid; Mary seconded the motion and it passed by roll call vote.  All members in attendance voted “yes.”  Dave moved that the financial report be accepted; Mary 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.  

Old Business
LED Bulbs –Dave is still waiting on the electricians. The paperwork needs to be turned in this fall. No action was taken but this matter should be voted upon next month.

Gas Provider – Dave reviewed the results of his comparison of prices from different providers.  Ray made a motion that the Library enter into a 36-month contract with Constellation New Energy through Rock River Energy Services Company with the cost being $0.395 per therm.  Mary seconded the motion and it passed with all members voting “yes.”

Policy Manual – Revised copies were passed out and the manual will be voted on next month.

Yoga Classes – Dave addressed the issue of yoga classes being held here. No action was taken.

At 8:49 p.m., Mary moved that the Board go into closed session; Ray seconded the motion and all agreed by voice vote.  Employee Deb Wyffels and Director Claire Crawford left the room.  No action was taken.  At 9:20 p.m. Holly moved to go back into regular session, seconded by Chris.  Deb and Claire returned to the meeting.

Staff Raises – Ray moved that all hourly staff members should get 3% raises retroactive to July 1, 2015 (contract workers excluded).  Mary seconded the motion and it passed, all members voting “yes.”  No action was taken on the suggested reorganization of employees; this will be discussed next month.

New Business
Carport – Mary made a recommendation that a carport be built for employees’ cars to shield them from hail, snow and heat.  No action was taken.

Claire’s Health Insurance – There was a slight increase in her monthly premium, and all members agreed by voice vote to pay the increase.

With no further matters before the board, at 9:24 p.m. Chris moved to adjourn; Mary seconded the motion, all agreed by voice vote.  The meeting was dismissed.


Respectfully submitted,
Kathi Fluck

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