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April 11th Minutes




Dorr Township Library

Date: April 11, 2016

6:30 P.M.


Meeting was called to order at 6:31pm by Peggy Otto, President.

Pledge of Allegiance: Was not said due to lack of flag.

Roll Call: Present- Tara Reece, Peggy Otto, Rachel Vote, Barb Gibson, Ken Huizinga. Absent- Louis Harnish. Natalie Bazan, Library Director, was also present. 0 visitors.

Approval of the Agenda: Gibson motioned to approve the agenda, seconded by Huizinga. All yes, motion carried.

Approval of the Minutes: Motioned to approve the March 2016 Minutes by Vote, seconded by Gibson. All yes, motion carried. Vote motioned, Gibson seconded to approve the Special Meeting Minutes from March 28, 2016. All yes, motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Gibson motioned to receive and file the March 2016 Treasurer’s report, seconded by Vote. All yes, motion carried. Otto motioned, seconded by Huizinga, to pay the March 2016 credit card bill in the amount of $1977.30. All yes, motion carried.

Public Comment: None.

Director’s Report: Bazan provided a report of information about library programming and events during the preceding month and upcoming events. She also provided reports on meetings attended by the Director, grant applications, building issues, and ongoing library functioning. Our circulation for March 2016 was 3731 items compared to February 2015 at 3363 items.

Township Board Meeting: The next meeting is April 28, 2016. Otto will attend this meeting. Otto attended the previous meeting and provided a 3-minute summary of current events and programming.

Committee Reports: Personnel committee provided details on Bazan’s annual review.


1. Gale Courses: Awaiting on more details on the quote in terms of what is included. Bazan will report back.

2. The subscription will begin in July. This requires patron to be physically on site when utilizing the program.

3. Carpet Replacement Plan: Discussed the possibility of replacing the carpet since it is very worn. We have a quote for $24000 to replace it with carpet squares. Bazan will discuss this quote with the Township to determine if they are able to allocate funds toward this building improvement.


1. None.

Adjournment: Reece motioned, Vote seconded to adjourn at 7:30pm. All yes.

Next regular meeting: May 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Submitted by Tara Cornelius-Reece.

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