MINUTES of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEE’S MEETING


DATE: January 8, 2007
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
Mrs. Alice Hayes
Mr. Howard Dartt
Mr. Norman Schiller
Mrs. Mary Ellen Fedder
Mr. Gary Keller

Members absent:

Ms. Laura Herr
Mrs. Alice Hayes

Others present:

Mrs. Barbara Rhodes, Director


Consent Items

1. Minutes of regular meeting October 16, 2006 and the special meeting of November 28, 2006 and the special meeting of December 4, 2006.

2. Communications
Congratulation letters from Mayor Stan Schaeffer and Dr. Dennis Craft, Superintendent of Schools for Unit 10, for the successful annexation on the November election.

3. Librarian’s Reports
< Youth Service’s report
< Blum House manager’s report -

4. Finance
< November, December and January Bill lists were presented.
< General Fund Account was presented.
< Gift Account was 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 Yes

Motion carried.

Committee Reports


1. Lewis and Clark Library System
Handout presented for upcoming workshop at Fairview Heights Public Library.


2. Personnel – No report

3. Maintenance – No report

4. Foundation/Blum House
Discussion about the amount charged for the Blum House rental may be too high. The Board’s consensus was to allow Mr. Clark to lower the rental amount to $150.00.

5. Museum/Friends Groups – No report


Discussion Items
< Mrs. Rhodes presented the Vote results from the successful November election on the library’s annexation area.
< The Board read over the proposed change to Policy 7.2.2 for Selection and Appointment of Staff.
< The Board was brought up-to-date on the damage to the trees and grounds from the December ice storm.
< Mrs. Rhodes informed the Board that Phenolic Roof Class Action Lawsuit which has been pending for the last number of years has settled with its clients and the Library will be receiving $16,000.00.


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

CHANGE THE FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING DATE FROM THE 12TH TO THE 26TH.

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 Yes

Motion carried.

< Acceptance of the Audit was tabled to give the Board members another month to inspect it.


Adjournment

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

WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS, ADJOURN THE BOARD MEETING OF JANUARY 8, 2007.

Motion carried. 

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