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November 14th Minutes




Dorr Township Library

Date: November 14, 2016

6:30 P.M.


Meeting was called to order at 6:40 pm by Peggy Otto, President.

Pledge of Allegiance:  Was said.

Roll Call: Present- Peggy Otto, Rachel Vote, Barb Gibson, Sara Redman, Larry Golden and Marcia Brock.

Also present- Terri Rios and Alicia Schafer

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

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

Treasurer’s Report:  

Vote motioned, seconded by Gibson to  approve  the  Treasurer’s Report. All yes, motion carried.

Vote motioned, seconded by Gibson, to pay the October 2016 credit card bill in the amount of $2,062.23. All yes, motion carried.

Public Comment:  Terri Rios stated that she thinks it is wonderful that we have a library. She is looking forward to using the Gale courses for continuing education credits.

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.

Township Board Meeting: The next meeting is December 1, 2016.

Committee Reports:  

Personnel report- The teen librarian position is currently vacant. The position will be posted again for potential candidates.


1. Building updates- Vote motioned to purchase carpet squares at the cost of $1 per square foot and installation costs along with running electricity to tables. The maximum cost of running the electricity to be no more than $5,000 unless otherwise approved. Gibson seconded. All yes, motioned carried.


1. AWE computer- Gibson motioned to purchase an AWE computer for the children's area costing no more than $2,750.00 unless otherwise approved. All yes, motion carried.

2. Corporate Signing Resolution- Vote motioned to allow library director, Natalie Bazan, to sign for donations. Otto seconded. All yes, motion carried.

3. Hiring Policy- Gibson motioning to approve the amended hiring policy. Otto seconded. All yes, motion carried.

4. Board Officer Slate-

President- Peggy Otto

Vice President- Barb Gibson

Secretary- Rachel Vote

Treasurer- Marcia Brock

Adjournment:  Vote motioned, Gibson seconded to adjourn at 8:03 pm. All yes.

Next regular meeting: December 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Submitted by Rachel Vote.

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