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MEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD meeting. Monday September 16, 2019

MEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD

Monday September 16, 2019

FRANCES L. SIMEK MEMORIAL LIBRARY

 

CALL TO ORDER: President Dan Miller called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.

 

ROLL CALL: Board members present: Dan Miller, Wendy Plawski, Marsha Klingbeil, and Rachel Hackel. Laura Holmes-late, John DeBruyne and Beth Leao excused.

 

SECRETARY PRO TEM:

 

VISITORS:  Library Director Erica Clarkson.

 

CITIZEN(S) AND/OR DELEGATIONS:

 

CORRESPONDENCE AND COMMUNICATIONS:

 

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING, August 19, 2019:  After review of the minutes, a motion was presented by Klingbeil and seconded by Plawski that the minutes be approved. All ayed. Motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF BILLS:  After review, a motion was made by Plawski and seconded by Hackel to approve the detailed bills totaling $6,421.04 and direct charges of $847.16. Roll call vote: Hackel-Yes, Miller-Yes, Plawski-Yes, Holmes-Yes, Klingbeil-Yes. (5 Yes; 0 No).  Motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION OF INCOME/EXPENSE STATEMENTS:  Clarkson reported that the 2019 year-to-date expenditures were 81.09% of the budget.

 

DISCUSSION/APPROVAL OF LIBRARY REPORT:  Clarkson made the following highlights to the August 2019 Library Report:

  • August circulation is down by 5,523 from July, but up YTD by 9,433 from a year ago.
  • Passive programming totaled 600 participants this month.
  • DVD’s for August totaled 2,862 and Easy Readers 1,357.

 

A motion was made by Holmes and seconded by Klingbeil to approve the August 2019 Library Report.

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT:  Clarkson made the following highlights to the August 2019 Director’s Report:

  • Annual Sidewalk Chalk Contest totaled 113 people.
  • Air conditioner is fixed.

 

COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS: 

  • Liaison—Hackel
  • Executive Committee—Miller, DeBruyne, Leao
  • Policy Committee—DeBruyne, Plawski, Klingbeil
  • Budget Committee—Leao, Holmes, Hackel
  • Friends Activities—via newsletter
  • County Library Board-Miller, Hackel

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Discussion/Long Range Plan: Reviewed.

            Discussion/Recommendation: Policy Pages 44 L-48 Reviewed.

 

FUTURE BUSINESS: Discussion: Policy Pages 49-56

 

SET NEXT MEETING DATE:  The next regular Library Board meeting was set for Monday, October 21, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. at the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library.

 

Adjournment:  At 5:40 PM amotion to adjourn the meeting was made by Holmes and seconded by Hackel.

 

 

Submitted by:

 

 

Dan Miller

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