Dorr Township Library

December 14th Minutes




Dorr Township Library

Date: December 14, 2015

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: Vote motioned to approve the agenda, seconded by Gibson. All yes, motion carried.

Approval of the Minutes: Motioned to approve the November 2015 Minutes by Otto, seconded by Gibson. All yes, motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Gibson motioned to receive and file the November 2015 Treasurer’s report, seconded by Huizinga. All yes, motion carried. Vote motioned, seconded by Huizinga, to pay the November 2015 credit card bill in the amount of $2034.25. All yes, motion carried.

Public Comment: None.

Director’s Report: Bazan provided 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 November 2015 was 2997 items compared to November 2014 at 3069 items.

Township Board Meeting: The next meeting is December 28, 2015. Otto will attend this meeting. Otto attended the previous meeting and provided a three-minute update on library events and programming.

Committee Reports: The Director’s Evaluation form was compiled by Gibson and she presented the primary findings. The evaluations of the Director’s performance were overwhelmingly positive. We also discussed the staff meeting that took place last month.


1. 2016 Officer’s Slate: The slate of nominees discussed in November 2015 is as follows: Otto for President, Gibson for Vice-President, Reece for Secretary, and Huizinga for Treasurer.


1. 2016 Officer Election: The slate of nominees is as follows: Otto for President, Gibson for Vice-President, Reece for Secretary, and Huizinga for Treasurer. Reece motioned, seconded by Gibson, to elect the slate of officers as listed above. All yes, motion carried.

2. Additional February Meeting: We will meet on February 22, 2016 to discuss the 2016/2017 Fiscal Year Budget.

Adjournment: Vote motioned, Gibson seconded to adjourn at 7:35pm. All yes.

Next regular meeting: January 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Submitted by Tara Cornelius-Reece.

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