Library Board Approved Minutes - January 8, 2015

DeForest Area Public Library Regular Library Board Minutes
Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

  1. Call to Order and Roll Call
    • President Van Iten called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.
    • Present : Blount, Borden, Gorres, Lawrence, Van Iten, Ziegler.
    • Absent : Englesby.
    • so present : Berg, Newbegin. Dr. Borden left at 6:25pm.
  2. Approval of Agenda
    • Second : Borden.
    • Action : Approved.
  3. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes of December 4, 2014.
    • Motion to Approve as presented : Lawrence.
    • Second : Borden.
    • Discussion : None.
    • Action : Approved. Blount and Gorres abstained./li>
  4. Public Presentations / Communications
    • Bonnie Ziegler thanked the library and the staff for their cooperation and help with DANN and the Tree of Wisdom.
  5. Approval of Bills
    • Motion to Approve the Bills : Borden.
    • Second : Gorres.
    • Discussion : Berg noted there were many bills for books.
    • Action : Approved.
  6. Reports
    1. Director's - Berg noted the Annual Report is due in February and she will be getting numbers needed from the Village. She is collecting other needed information for the report. She noted the preliminary budget numbers should be okay, but fines were lower than anticipated. She reported on the Dane County Librarians meeting and their discussion of possible reasons for the lower circulation numbers libraries are experiencing. Berg noted the new 2015 partnership between the CW57 Television station and SCLS. She also reported on the use of Better World Books by the library.
    2. President's - None.
    3. Village Update - Blount noted the budget had passed. He mentioned the Village is looking to the future and as such is looking at facilities and other village amenities. He briefly discussed the sewer bills and water quality.
  7. Old Business
    1. Discussion of Endowment Campaign and possible selection of foundation for the fund. - Due to the weather, the speaker was unable to come to the meeting and the Board agreed to move this item to the next meeting.
  8. New Business
    1. Discussion and possible approval of the 2015 Dane County Contract for Extension of Service.
      • Motion to approve the 2015 Dane County Contract for Extension of service : Blount.
      • Second : Gorres.
      • Discussion : It was noted this is the same as other years.
      • Action : Approved.
  9. Future Agenda Items
    1. None.
  10. Adjournment
    • Motion to Adjourn : Blount.
    • Second : Ziegler.
    • Action : Approved.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

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