2016-2017 Board Members
Mike Cadden
Barbara Maxwell
Dan Mefford, President
Elizabeth Sawin
Alison Schieber, Secretary
Jason Tindol, Treasurer
Brad Weil
John Welch
Ingrid Woodbury, Vice President

Board Bylaws

The next monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Washington Park Library.

Minutes from the June Board meeting:

ST. JOSEPH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Meeting of the Board of Trustees
June 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m., East Hills Library

M I N U T E S

The regular monthly meeting of the St. Joseph Public Library Board of Trustees was held on June 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the East Hills Library.  Board members in attendance were Mike Cadden, Barbara Maxwell, Dan Mefford, Betty Sawin, Alison Schieber, Jason Tindol, Brad Weil, John Welch and Ingrid Woodbury.  Shirley Blakeney, Deloris Foster and Mary Beth Revels were present from the staff.  No one was present from the public or media.

President Dan Mefford called the meeting to order and the roll call was taken.

Under approval of the minutes, Mr. Weil moved and Ms. Maxwell seconded to approve the minutes of the May 23, 2017 meeting of the Board of Trustees, as presented.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

Under approval of monthly expenditures, Ms. Maxwell moved, Ms. Woodbury seconded, to approve checks #29636 through #29747, payroll checks #10294 through #10314 and May direct deposits.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

Dr. Tindol presented the financial reports for the month of May prepared by Liechti, Franken & Young, LLC.  Ms. Revels met with the accountant the previous week. There were no anomalies to report and the library is on track to end the year within budget.  Revenues have slightly exceeded budgeted figures.  It was the recommendation of the Budget/Personnel Committee to accept the financial reports prepared by the office of Liechti, Franken & Young, LLC.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

Dr. Tindol presented the 2017-2018 budget for approval.  It was the recommendation of the Budget/Personnel Committee to approve the 2017-2018 budget as presented.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

There were no other financial issues.

Under the Monthly Report, Ms. Revels reported that the “Build a Better World” summer reading program for all ages, began on May 30.  Seeds are available to checkout at the Downtown Library.  The branches are offering many programs throughout the summer.

Under reports of Committees, Ms. Revels reported that Belcher Brick Restoration should start in June the brick repair and tuck pointing work at the Washington Park Library.

Under old business, Dr. Cadden, Ms. Woodbury and Ms. Revels reported on the tax renewal levy campaign.  Several local organizations have endorsed the campaign and media coverage has been favorable.  The committee is chaired by Drew Brown.  Levy Campaign Committee members and Ms. Revels have been making presentations about the 15-cent tax levy renewal throughout the community.

There was no other old business.

Under new business, Shirley Blakeney, branch manager of the East Hills Library, gave a tour of the updated Teen Space at the East Hills Library.

There was no other new business.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Washington Park Library.

There being no further business, Dr. Cadden moved, Mr. Weil seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.

Alison Schieber
Secretary