Dorr Township Library

May 9th Minutes




Dorr Township Library

Date: May 9, 2016

6:30 P.M.


Meeting was called to order at 6:32pm by Peggy Otto, President.

Pledge of Allegiance: Was said.

Roll Call: Present- Tara Reece, Peggy Otto, Rachel Vote, Barb Gibson, Louis Harnish, Ken Huizinga. Absent- None. Natalie Bazan, Library Director, was also present. 1 visitor.

Approval of the Agenda: Bazan modified the agenda to reflect the correct credit card amount of $3638.96. Vote motioned to approve the amended agenda, seconded by Gibson. All yes, motion carried.

Approval of the Minutes: Motioned to approve the April 2016 Minutes by Vote, seconded by Gibson. All yes, motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Gibson motioned to receive and file the April 2016 Treasurer’s report, seconded by Huizinga. All yes, motion carried. Vote motioned, seconded by Gibson, to pay the April 2016 credit card bill in the amount of $3638.96. 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. We also received a grant to do evening story times for a three year period.

Township Board Meeting: The next meeting is May 26, 2016. Reece will attend this meeting. Otto and Bazan attended the previous meeting and provided a 3-minute summary of current events and programming.

Committee Reports: None.


1. Gale Courses: We are still waiting to get a full list from the subscription programmers.

2. This program will begin in July.

3. Carpet Replacement Plan: We are still awaiting a full quote from the company.

4. Hoops for Helen Update: Cassie Reece updated the library on the fundraiser that she completed on April 22, 2016. She thanked the library for its support. She will report back on the date of the assembly to present Helen DeVos with the donation.


1. Self-Defense Class: This is coming up in June and the cost will be $40 per participant.

2. Reece announcement: Tara Reece will be resigning from the Dorr Township Library Board effective June 13, 2016 at 8pm. She thanked the library for their service.

Adjournment: Reece motioned, Vote seconded to adjourn at 7:06pm. All yes.

Next regular meeting: June 13, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Submitted by Tara Cornelius-Reece.