Dorr Township Library

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May 13th Minutes

Dorr Township Library

Board of Trustees

May 13, 2013


Meeting was called to order by Patty Moore at 6:30pm

Members Present: Pat Moore, Ken Huizinga, Peggy Otto, Sarah Stanton, Louis Harnish

Director: Suanne Wierenga   Audience: 1

Approval of Agenda: Otto motioned to approve agenda, seconded by Huizinga; all approved-motion carried

Approval of Secretary’s Report: Moore motioned to approve the minutes: Stanton seconded motion: all approved-motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Received a donation from the Moose Women of 30.00. Suanne purchased a moose puppet and 2 moose books. Suanne sent a thank you note to them. Received a copy of updated 2013/2014 budget with changes to several income sources: Penal Fines, State Aid, Millage, and Rollover accounts. Huizinga motioned to approve the treasurer’s report, seconded by Stanton, All approved-motion carried. Motion to approve credit card statement of 488.72 by Huizinga, seconded by Stanton; all approved- motion carried.

Library Update

-Correspondence: Three letters were presented by Moore. Two of the letters were signed and one was not. In summary, the first signed letter dealt with an issue concerning the handling of Mel Cat book. Suanne explained the situation and it was resolved. The second signed letter was very complimentary of our staff- suggesting we have a staff member of the month. The third letter was unsigned and therefore would not be considered for discussion.

Grants: None

Staff Meetings: none

Trustee Update

DBA meeting May 18 at 1pm-Otto will be attending

Township board meeting on May 18-Suanne will be attending

Trustee Opportunities and committee reports: None

Public comment: None


Wage increase Data: Data showed an increase of 5%-wage increase- discussion at next meeting.

Kid’s Computer: Proposal to use the rest of casino money toward the purchase of a Kid’s computer. Choice was made to order one computer with the elementary software package. Total cast would be between 1500-1800 dollars. Location would be in computer room. Moore made a motion to purchase a kid’s computer with the elementary package software for between 1500-1800 dollars; Otto seconded; All approved-motion carried.

Shelving for Media Shelves: A proposal for 5-($455.84) magazine shelves and 7($420.00) media shelves plus $75.00 installation was presented by Suanne. Shipping costs were discuss with a cost of maximum amount of $100.00. Moore made a motion to buy the stated shelving; Harnish seconded the motion; all approved-motion carried.

Computer time limits; Discussion was made concerning allowed time on computers. Our policy is an hour with the option of override if more time is needed. Suanne will be checking with other libraries concerning their policies.

Adjournment: Moore moved to adjourn and Harnish seconded motion; all approved; meeting adjourned at 8:03pm

Next regular meeting: June 10, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Dorr Township Library

Respectfully submitted by Peggy E. Otto

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