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

The next monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Downtown Library.

Minutes from the July Board meeting:

ST. JOSEPH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Meeting of the Board of Trustees
July 25, 2017, 5:05 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 July 25, 2017 at 5:05 p.m. in the Washington Park Library.  Board members in attendance were Mike Cadden, Dan Mefford, Alison Schieber, John Welch and Ingrid Woodbury.  Barbara Maxwell, Betty Sawin, Jason Tindol and Brad Weil were absent. Karen Schultz 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, Ms. Woodbury moved and Ms. Schieber seconded to approve the minutes of the June 27, 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. Cadden moved, Ms. Woodbury seconded, to approve checks #29748 through #29817.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

Mr. Welch moved, Dr. Cadden seconded, to approve payroll checks #10315 through #10330 and June direct deposits.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

Mr. Mefford presented the financial reports for the month of June prepared by Liechti, Franken & Young, LLC.  He and Ms. Revels met with the accountant the previous week. The library ended the fiscal year with expenditures less than budgeted and revenues higher than budgeted.  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 budget surplus for the fiscal year-end was discussed.  It was the recommendation of the Budget/Personnel Committee for Ms. Revels to transfer $66,000 from the operating account to the capital reserve account.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

There were no other financial issues.

Under the Monthly Report, Ms. Revels reported on the fiscal year end and the annual summer reading program.

Under reports of Committees, Karen Schultz reported that Belcher Brick Restoration has begun the brick repair and tuck pointing project at the Washington Park Library.

Under old business, Dr. Cadden and Ms. Woodbury reported on the tax renewal levy campaign.  The committee, along with Ms. Revels, have been making presentations in the community.  The vote will be Tuesday, August 8.

There was no other old business.

Under new business, Ms. Schieber moved and Dr. Cadden seconded to appoint Brad Weil and Ingrid Woodbury as Library Board representatives to the Library Foundation Board for one year terms to expire June 30, 2018.  All Board members in attendance voted “yes.”  The motion carried.

Karen Schultz, branch manager of the Washington Park Library, reported on the Tricky Tuesday programs organized and led by Children’s Librarian Sarah Schreimann and on the No Hunger Summer Lunch Program offered in cooperation with the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Ms. Revels reported that former Board member Dr. Deborah Weems is interested in working again to create a cookbook, based on passages from classic fiction books.  Board members in attendance agreed this would be a good fundraising project.

There was no other new business.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Downtown Library.  The meeting was moved to the fourth Tuesday to avoid any Eclipse traffic issues that may still be an issue on August 22.

There being no further business, Mr. Welch moved, Ms. Schieber seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.

Alison Schieber
Secretary