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January 10th Minutes



January 10, 2011

6:30 P.M.



Meeting was called to order at 6:33pm by Pat Moore, President.

Members Present: Tara Reece, Pat Moore, Ken Huizinga, and Peggy Otto. George Grevenstuk was absent. Suanne Wierenga was also present.

Approval of the Agenda: Otto asked to amend the agenda to include recognition of those who assisted in the millage campaign. Motioned to approve the amended agenda by Moore; seconded by Otto. All yes.

Secretary’s Report: Motioned to approve by Reece, seconded by Huizinga to accept the December 13, 2010 Minutes as written. All yes.

Treasurer’s Report: State Aid will probably increase and budget next month will reflect that. Moore motioned, seconded by Huizinga, to receive and file the December 2010 Treasurer’s report.  All yes. Moore motioned, Otto seconded to pay the current credit card bill in the amount of $134.86. All yes.

Library Update: Circulation has been fairly steady, use on the internet was more than 100 hours this month.  Wierenga went to the LLC Cooperative Board Meeting on 12/9/10 and met with the Personnel Committee on 12/30/10.  We have received 2 millage checks totaling more than $12000.  Storytime had Mr. Williams to sing holiday songs.  The heated sidewalk is malfunctioning and the library is working on resolving this issue. On 12/28/10, Wierenga noted that she received an email about the potential for state cuts.  LLC also wrote a brief in support of Herrick’s position with regard to State Aid.

                Correspondence: None.

Grants: No new information on grants. There are not really any grants that are appropriate at this time.

Staff Meetings: There were no staff meetings in the last month.

Township Board Meeting: The next meeting is January 20, 2011. Otto attended the previous meeting and provided information about library functioning.  Reece will attend the next meeting on 1/20/11.    

Trustee Opportunities and Committee Reports: Reece reported on the Personnel Committee meeting on 12/30/10.

Public Comment: None.


Letters of recognition to those who assisted on millage: Otto will draft and return to Wierenga for signature and mailing.

Resuming extended hours: Moore motioned to begin resuming Thursday hours beginning the week of January 17, 2011.  Huizinga seconded. All yes.

Updated Internet policy: Wierenga presented the revised Internet Policy for review and evaluation. Reece motioned to approve the amended Internet Policy, Huizinga seconded. All yes.

Strategic plan for millage funds discussion: Board discussed the need to think about what we should prioritize in terms of funding priorities. Discussed and will revisit as the next few months unfold.  Ideas were presented about different medias for audiovisual technological advances and potential for programming.

Adjournment: Moore motioned, Huizinga seconded to adjourn at 7:47pm.

Next regular meeting: February 14, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Submitted by Tara Reece.

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