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Roodhouse Public Library Board Meeting

April 8, 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting Roodhouse Public Library

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President Jeanne Bettis at 5:30 PM. Members present were; David Mead, Mike Harper, Jeanne Bettis, Sharon Sitton, Carolyn Camp, Sharon Patterson, and Bruce Vortman. Also present was Librarian Beth Huffines.

PREVIOUS MINUTES:  Minutes of the previous meeting were read by Sec. Burrus and approved as corrected on a motion by Mead, second by Sitton.


A.  The IHLS got a large grant to update and put everyone not previously online in the Share group. Those libraries on line already will be getting a receipt thermal printer or thermal paper since they were chareged for the same service.

B.  Two new leaks have been found in the library. There is a leak in the large print room and the paneling under the window in the non-fiction room is warped and loose.

C.  Huffines had talked to Mr. Miller, our contractor, who informed her that he would not be available to do the necessary repairs until August, at least. Since our grant will expire before that, this presents a serious problem.


FINANCIAL REPORT: The report was given by Treasurer Mike Harper.The Financial Report and Approval of Expenditures was accepted as witten on a motion made by Patterson, seconded by Camp. Motion carried.


Finance: The library has received a donation in memory of Imogene Schutz for $20.00 and donations in memory of Betsy Burrus for $40.

Building and Grounds: It was decided to call the city about the leaks. Mr. Miller will be contacted and notified that we are in danger of losing the grant if the work is not done on time. Mayor Tom Martin will look for a reliable contractor who will do the work for the same price. A letter from Miller will be requested to be forwarded to the state , stating that he can not start the work as agreed to. The grant was reviewed and the date on it is July 1, 2014 that the work must be competed.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: No replacements have been found to fill the two open spots on the board.

It was agreed that pursuing a township or district library at this time would not work.

NEW BUSINESS:  A nominating committee of Vortman and Sitton will present a slate of officers to be voted on at the next meeting.

Adjournment: A motion to adjourn was made by Patterson, second by Mead. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned

Respectfully submitted,

Sharon Patterson,Acting Secretary