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PALESTINE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

Palestine Public Library District FY 2015 - 2016 Director's Annual Report to the Board of Trustees; Helping Crawford County Grow!

Director's Annual Report to the Board of Trustees for Fiscal Year 2015-16

  • Financial Ordinances

  • Administrative Ordinances




Call to Order 

Roll Call

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

CORRESPONDENCE & COMMUNICATIONS- Letter and Donation from Mary Laughead

Palestine Chamber of Commerce: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office

 

FINANCIAL REPORT- Approval of Bills, Internal Auditors Report

DIRECTOR’S REPORT- Attached

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Finance- K. Elder-

Auditors request- Use Working Cash to track grant monies- Transfer $12,136.86 to Grants and Donations Savings Account

           Personnel- S. Repp-

           Policy- N. Kincaid-

           Building- W. Fritchie-   

Parking lot lights- Discussion

           Equipment- R. Taylor-

OLD BUSINESS- Patron Count Week of October 29-Nov 4th –uncommonly low

We will need to do another count this winter.

NEW BUSINESS-

Herning Grant acceptance $9,000 for Higher Online Education Computer Workshops

OTHER

ADJOURNMENT.

Ordinances are the most formal means and methods for the library boards of trustees to take action, and, along with motions, seconds, and voting records at meetings and recorded in meeting minutes, they comprise the proper legal manner for board actions.

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Ordinances


Palestine Public Library Annual Report 16-17

Current Board



  • James Kincaid, President
  • Walter Fritchie, Vice-President
  • Sherry Repp, Secretary
  • Kristie Elder, Treasurer
  • Nancy Kincaid
  • Linda Russell
  • Robert F. Taylor


  • The current board may be contacted directly through email at:
    palestinelibrarytrustees@gmail.com



    Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the library. There is no board meeting in December.

The Palestine Public Library Board of Trustees met on July 11, 2017, at

4:30 p.m. in the library.  The meeting was called to order by the president, Jim Kincaid.  Kristie Elder, Walter Fritchie, Jim Kincaid, Nancy Kincaid, Sherry Repp, and Bob Taylor answered roll call.  Laurel Adams, library director, was also present.  Linda Russell was absent.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES. 

 

Bob moved that the minutes of the June meeting be amended to read May minutes instead of February minutes and then be approved.  Walter seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

 

Correspondence was from the Palestine Chamber of Commerce about their monthly meeting, July 11, at 7:00 p.m.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT.

 

The financial report for June was presented.  The balance as of June 30, 2017, was $4,957.18.  Walter moved that the bills be paid, and the financial report be accepted.  Nancy seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT.

 

1)  Li’l Ones Story Hour, Knitting, and Adult Reading are ongoing.  2) The Summer Reading Program is well underway.  3) Maggie Collier, Jacob Eckert, and Opal Bland are volunteers for the library.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS.

 

Finance.  Kristie moved to transfer $5,000 from the Working Cash Fund to the General Fund.  Walter seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

Personnel.  Walter moved to increase salaries per the recommendation of the Personnel Committee.  Sherry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

Equipment.  Jim is checking with Otie’s Electric about the outside light that needs a new bulb.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

 

Prevailing Rate of Wages Ordinance 17-1.  Walter moved to approve the Prevailing Rate of Wages Ordinance 17-1.  Nancy seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

Board Meeting Dates Ordinance 17-2.  Tabled.

 

Safety Officer.  Jim appointed Laurel as Safety Officer for the Library.

 

Strategic Plan Review.  Board trustees should be thinking of ideas for the Strategic Plan.

 

NEW BUSINESS.

 

Tentative Budget and Appropriation Meeting.  The Finance Committee will meet on July 18 to work on the tentative budget and appropriations.

 

OTHER.

 

Quarterly Transfers.  Sherry moved to approve the quarterly transfers to the appropriate accounts for 2017-2018.  Kristie seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT.

 

Nancy moved that the meeting be adjourned.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:55 p.m.

 

______________________

Sherry Repp, Secretary

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