2017-2018 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
Board Meeting Rotation Schedule

The next monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the East Hills Library.

Minutes from the September Board meeting:

Meeting of the Board of Trustees
September 26, 2017, 5:00 p.m., Carnegie Library


The regular monthly meeting of the St. Joseph Public Library Board of Trustees was held on September 26, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Library.  Board members in attendance were Mike Cadden, Dan Mefford, Betty Sawin, Jason Tindol and Ingrid Woodbury.  Barbara Maxwell, Alison Schieber, Brad Weil and John Welch were absent. Deloris Foster, Audrey Sheets and Mary Beth Revels were present from the staff.  No one was present from the media.  Nick Sawin and Bailey Woodbury were present from the public.

President Dan Mefford called the meeting to order, welcomed everyone in attendance and the roll call was taken.

Under approval of the minutes, Dr. Tindol moved and Dr. Sawin seconded to approve the minutes of the August 29, 2017 meeting of the Board of Trustees, as presented.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

Under approval of monthly expenditures, Dr. Sawin moved, Ms. Woodbury seconded, to approve checks #29881 through #29947, payroll checks #10347 through #10364 and August direct deposits.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

Dr. Tindol presented the financial reports for the month of August prepared by Liechti, Franken & Young, LLC.  Ms. Revels met with the accountant the previous week.  She provided details to the Board on some expense line items Brad Weil emailed her about.  Dr. Tindol moved and Ms. Woodbury seconded to accept the financial reports prepared by the office of Liechti, Franken & Young, LLC.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

There were no other financial issues.

Under the Monthly Report, Ms. Revels stated storytimes have started.  The branches are offering storytimes for babies, toddlers, preschool age, school age children and families.  The family storytime is offered at the East Hills Library in the evening.  She also reported that MOREnet will visit the library in October to conduct a network assessment as the library has been dealing with some technology issues and challenges.

Under reports of Committees, Ms. Revels reported that Belcher Brick Restoration has agreed to do some additional tuck pointing repairs at the Washington Park Library.  All of the windows at the Carnegie Library were cleaned and evaluated by custodial staff and Wesley Glass has been contacted to repair several windows.  A few people living near the Carnegie Library have reported over the past few weeks that some park lights are not working.  This may be related to the sidewalk reconstruction and library staff was not aware the lights were malfunctioning.  Miljavac Electric is fixing the lights and Ms. Revels will pursue a reimbursement from the sidewalk contractor.

Under old business, Ms. Revels presented a Library Board Meeting rotation schedule that goes through July 2021.  The schedule allows for each branch to host the annual meeting in July.  Dr. Sawin moved and Ms. Woodbury secondary to approve the Board Meeting rotation schedule as presented.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

Ms. Woodbury reported that the Yes! for Libraries Campaign Committee donated their leftover funds to the St. Joseph Public Library Foundation.  The Foundation funded the library’s Awareness Campaign that ran just prior to the levy campaign.

There was no other old business.

Under new business, Ms. Revels presented a “Weapons Policy” for approval.  The Board’s attorney, Greg Lucas, reviewed and approved the policy.  Dr. Cadden suggested rearranging some of the wording.  Dr. Cadden moved, Ms. Woodbury seconded that the “Weapons Policy” be approved as edited.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

Ms. Revels reported she is working with other library directors in the state to lobby legislators to change Missouri statutes so that firearms are banned in public libraries.

Audrey Sheets, branch manager of the Carnegie Library, explained the process of weeding books and all that entails.

Dr. Cadden announced that Alison Schieber will represent the Library Board at the 21st annual Banned Books Reading on September 28th on the MWSU campus.

Ms. Woodbury reminded Board members that Ms. Revels is due for a performance evaluation.  Ms. Revels will send out her last evaluation to all Board members so they can decide if they would like to use the same format again.

There was no other new business.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the East Hills Library.

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

Mary Beth Revels
Secretary Pro Tempore