Mahomet Public Library District Board of Trustees hears reports from treasurer, librarian
Mahomet Public Library District Board of Trustees met Monday, Feb. 13.
Here are the minutes as provided by Mahomet Public Library District:
MAHOMET PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING FEBRUARY 13, 2017 6:00PM AT THE LIBRARY
Members Present: Charity Bundren, Jeanne Campion, Chris Forman, Jim Matthews, Brian Paragi, Karin Vermillion (arrived during
Treasurer’s Report), Mary Watson
Also present: Lynn Schmit, Kate Smith
Approval of Minutes
Chris Forman moved to approve the January 9, 2017 minutes. Mary Watson seconded; the motion passed.
Jeanne Campion moved to approve the financial report for January 2017. Jim Matthews seconded. Roll call vote; all trustees voted in favor of the motion. Jeanne moved to approve the check register for January 2017. Jim seconded. Roll call vote; all trustees voted in
favor of the motion.
Lynn Schmit submitted the Librarian’s report before the meeting. Jeanne Campion commented that she liked the Friends of the Library’s plan to donate a tree in memory of Mary Giles. Chris Forman stated that he would like Lynn to pass on another formal compliment to Neal Schlein for his good work for the library. Lynn informed the board that Neal would be serving on the Monarch award selection committee during the coming weekend.
Audience Comments – No audience
Committee Reports – No committees met
A. Filing of Ehlers Management Report
The board agreed to accept the January 2017 report and place it on file. Based on the Endowment Stewardship report submitted with the board packet, Brian Paragi asked for more information on the Endowment and the pattern of recent donations. Lynn Schmit noted that the Friends of the Library had been donating some funds to the Endowment in recent years, but were now switching to donating all support directly to the library. Jeanne Campion recommended the board consider keeping the dividends next year instead of reinvesting them and asked Lynn to put this discussion on the July board agenda.
A. Murder Mystery Dinner Results, Evaluation, Follow-up
Board members and library staff agreed that they were pleased with how the Murder Mystery Dinner went. All reported positive comments from guests and requests for a repeat event. The board created a list of possible changes for the next event.
Jeanne Campion reported that she had asked Tammy Caputo to speak to the board about the new cataloging efforts after she and Kathy Leathers have completed their training. Lynn Schmit noted that would be sometime in June or July.
Lynn responded to a question submitted by a trustee before the meeting, noting that the spouse of a library employee could be a library trustee, as long as he or she did not vote on anything that would affect that employee directly.
Jeanne Campion moved to adjourn the meeting; Mary Watson seconded. The motion passed; the meeting was adjourned at 6:25pm.
Respectfully Submitted by Kate Smith, Business Manager
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