MINUTES of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEE’S MEETING
DATE: September 19, 2005
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Collinsville Memorial Public Library Center’s
                        Board Meeting Room

Call to Order

President McChristian presided and called the meeting to order.

Roll Call

Members present:

Mrs. Patricia McChristian
Mr. Norman Schiller
Mrs. Mary Ellen Fedder
Mr. Gary Keller

Members absent:

Mrs. Alice Hayes
Mr. Howard Dartt
Ms. Laura Herr

Others present:

Mrs. Barbara Rhodes, Director

Consent Items

1. Minutes of August 16, 2005 were presented.

2. Communications
< FAX from Mr. Robert DesPain

3. Librarian’s Reports
< Librarian Barbara Rhodes presented her report.
< Report from Maureen Schreiber on the Children’s Library and Programming

< Report from Gary Clark, Manager of the Blum House

4. Finance
< September Bill list in the amount of $28,303.26 was presented.
< General Fund Account was presented.
< Gift and Reserve Fund Accounts were presented.

A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mr. Keller, to:

APPROVE THE CONSENT ITEMS IN ENTIRETY.

A roll call vote was taken.

Mrs. McChristian Yes Mr. Schiller Yes
Mrs. Fedder Yes Ms. Herr Absent
Mrs. Hayes Absent Mr. Keller Yes
Mr. Dartt 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 report



Discussion Items


< Fountain repairs have been tabled for the season.
< Reserve Fund was tabled until next meeting.



Action Items


< A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mrs. Fedder, to:

ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 05-09 TAX LEVY.


A roll call vote was taken.

Mrs. McChristian Yes Mr. Schiller Yes
Mrs. Fedder Yes Ms. Herr Absent
Mrs. Hayes Absent Mr. Keller Yes
Mr. Dartt Absent

Motion carried.

< Blum House bids were looked at since they were much more than expected.
Further study into alternatives and possibilities for repairs will be investigated.

< A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mr. Keller, to:

TRANSFER $40,776.76 FROM THE GENERAL ACCOUNT INTO THE RESERVE ACCOUNT.


A roll call vote was taken.

Mrs. McChristian Yes Mr. Schiller Yes
Mrs. Fedder Yes Ms. Herr Absent
Mrs. Hayes Absent Mr. Keller Yes
Mr. Dartt Absent

Motion carried.

< A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mr. Keller, to:

TRANSFER $70,000.00 TO GIFT FUND FROM GENERAL FUND FOR REPAYMENT OF FEBRUARY AND MARCH LOAN.

A roll call vote was taken.

Mrs. McChristian Yes Mr. Schiller Yes
Mrs. Fedder Yes Ms. Herr Absent
Mrs. Hayes Absent Mr. Keller Yes
Mr. Dartt Absent

Motion carried.

< A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mr. Keller, to:

APPROVE POLICY 7 OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT.

A roll call vote was taken.

Mrs. McChristian Yes Mr. Schiller Yes
Mrs. Fedder Yes Ms. Herr Absent
Mrs. Hayes Absent Mr. Keller Yes
Mr. Dartt Absent

Motion carried.

< Exterior sign for the MVPLD proposal was looked at. More investigation is required.

< A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mrs. Fedder, to:

APPROVE CANCELLATION OF THE REGULAR OCTOBER BOARD MEETING.

Motion carried.


Adjournment

A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mr. Keller, to:

WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS, ADJOURN THE BOARD MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2005.
Motion carried. 

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