MINUTES of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEE S MEETING
DATE: January 10, 2005
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Collinsville Memorial Public Library
Board Meeting Room
 
Call to Order
 
Vice-President McChristian presided and called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
 
Roll Call
 
Members present:
 
Mr. Norman Schiller
Mrs. Mary Ellen Fedder
Mrs. Patricia McChristian
Ms. Laura Herr
Mrs. Alice Hayes
 
Members absent:
 
Mr. Ted Funkhouser
Mr. David Bohnenstiehl
Mrs. Margaret Cadagin
Ms. Nicole Hayes
 
Others present:
 
Mrs. Barbara Rhodes, Director
 
Consent Items
 
1. Minutes of December 20, 2004 were presented.
 
2. Communications
City of Collinsville TIF Ordinance No. 3585 Authorizing Expenditure of Tif Funds to tehCollinsville
Memorial Public Library
 
3. Librarian s Reports
Report and Statistics for December from Director Barbara Rhodes. Page 2
Interesting anecdote was shared about the White House speech writer contacting the staff for
information for President Bush s speech at the Gateway Center this month.
Letter and proposal to Maryville to join the Collinsville Memorial Public Library District was
read and approved by the Board to be signed by the President for presentation to the Village
Board and to the Library/Museum committee.
Report from Maureen Schreiber on the Children s Library and Programming
Report from Gary Clark, Manager of the Blum House - not available
The Board requested Mr. Clark present a report monthly without exception.
A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Ms. Herr, to:
REQUIRE THAT MR. CLARK RETURN IN FEBRUARY THE GAS STOVE THAT BELONGED TO THE
BLUM HOUSE OR PAY $200.00 TO PURCHASE THE APPLIANCE.
Motion carried with a vote of 4 ayes and 1 nay.
Income for 2004 for the Blum House indicated that the rental of the House to the public was
coming very close to meeting its monthly expenses.
 
4. Finance
January Bill list in the amount of $17,535.26 was presented.
General Fund Account was presented.
Gift and Reserve Fund Accounts were presented.
 
A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mrs. Hayes, to:
 
APPROVE THE CONSENT ITEMS IN ENTIRETY.
 
A roll call vote was taken.
 
Mr. Funkhouser Absent Mr. Bohnenstiehl Absent
Mrs. Fedder Yes Mrs. McChristian Yes
Mr. Schiller Yes Mrs. Cadagin Absent
Mrs. A. Hayes Yes Ms. Herr Yes
Mrs. N. Hayes Absent
 
Motion carried.
 
Committee Reports
 
1. Lewis and Clark Library System - No report
 
2. Personnel - No report
 
3. Maintenance - No report
 
4. Foundation/Blum House - No report
 
5. Museum/Friends Groups - No reportPage 3
 
Discussion Items
 
Annual Dinner was announced to be held on Sunday, February 13th at 1:00pm
 
Options for the shortfall of funds until July of 2005 was discussed. Possible solutions include Illinois
Funds, local banks, tax anticipation warrants and the Gift Fund. Background work for a decision will
be presented at the next meeting
 
First presentation of Policies 6 - General Operations & 7 - Personnel were given to the Board for
input.
 
Action Items
 
A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mrs.Fedder, to:
 
ACCEPT POLICIES 1 - 5 AS WRITTEN.
 
A roll call vote was taken.
 
Mr. Funkhouser Absent Mr. Bohnenstiehl Absent
Mrs. Fedder Yes Mrs. McChristian Yes
Mr. Schiller Yes Mrs. Cadagin Absent
Mrs. A. Hayes Yes Ms. Herr Yes
Mrs. N. Hayes Absent
 
Motion carried.
 
A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Ms. Herr, to:
ACCEPT THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION POLICY AS WRITTEN.
 
A roll call vote was taken.
 
Mr. Funkhouser Absent Mr. Bohnenstiehl Absent
Mrs. Fedder Yes Mrs. McChristian Yes
Mr. Schiller Yes Mrs. Cadagin Absent
Mrs. A. Hayes Yes Ms. Herr Yes
Mrs. N. Hayes Absent
 
Motion carried.
 
Adjournment
 
A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mrs. Hayes, to:
WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS, ADJOURN THE BOARD MEETING OF January 10, 2005.
 
Motion carried.

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