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, June 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the East Hills Library.

Minutes from the May Board meeting:

ST. JOSEPH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Meeting of the Board of Trustees
May 23, 2017, 5:00 p.m., Carnegie Library

M I N U T E S

The regular monthly meeting of the St. Joseph Public Library Board of Trustees was held on May 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Library.  Board members in attendance were Mike Cadden, Barbara Maxwell, Betty Sawin, Alison Schieber, Jason Tindol, Brad Weil, John Welch and Ingrid Woodbury.  Dan Mefford was absent.  Mary Beth Revels was present from the staff.  No one was present from the public or media.

Vice President Ingrid Woodbury called the meeting to order and the roll call was taken.

Under approval of the minutes, Mr. Welch moved and Dr. Tindol seconded to approve the minutes of the April 25, 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, Dr. Tindol seconded, to approve checks #29572 through #29635, payroll checks #10280 through #10293 and April direct deposits.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

Dr. Tindol presented the financial reports for the month of April prepared by Liechti, Franken & Young, LLC.  He and 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.  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.

The draft of the 2017-2018 budget was presented and discussed.

There were no other financial issues.

Under the Monthly Report, Ms. Revels reported that the 7th annual Trivia Night was a success with $1,325.00 raised.  Reference Librarian, Jennifer Sanders-Tutt, has loaded the first two oral history interviews on the Oral History section of the library’ website.  The awareness campaign, funded by the St. Joseph Public Library Foundation, is going well.

Under reports of Committees, Ms. Revels reported that Belcher Brick Restoration is going to repair the park pillar and do some tuck pointing work at the Washington Park Library.

Under old business, the levy renewal language was presented and discussed.  Ms. Maxwell moved and Dr. Sawin seconded to place on the August 8, 2017 ballot the question, “Shall the St. Joseph Public Library be authorized to continue to levy the $0.15 per $100 of assessed valuation first authorized in 1999, for a period of twenty years beginning in the 2020 calendar year, to be used to operate and maintain library facilities?”  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

There was no other old business.

Under new business, Audrey Sheets, branch manager of the Carnegie Library, spoke to the Board of Trustees about the upcoming Summer Reading Program.

The Board viewed the fifth in a webinar series Short Takes for Trustees. The topic was “Library Policies.”  The webinar series was produced by the American Library Association and made available to the library at no cost by the Missouri State Library.

There was no other new business.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the East Hills Library.

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

Alison Schieber
Secretary