Roodhouse Public LIbrary Board Meeting
Regular monthly board meeting was held on February 12, 2013
Roodhouse Public Library
Regular Board Meeting
February 12, 2013
The meeting was called to order by acting president Dolores Harp at 5:30 P.M. with the following members answering to roll:
Mike Harper, David Mead ,Beth Burrus Sharon Patterson, Dolores Harp and Librarian, Beth Huffines.
The January minutes were approved as read, motion by Burrus, seconded by Harper. Motion unanimously passed, final action.
Staff Report:Ms. Huffines gave the following report:
A. Someone had damaged the connection box outside the building and the phone and internet had both gone down twice. This was repaired by the phone company and placed inside the basement stairwell. A bat had also entered the building somehow. The Roodhouse Police Deptmartment removed it.
B. Huffines will be in Springfield on the 28th of Feb. to defend the grant. The process starts at 9:30 a.m. but since she is unsure where she is on the agenda, she does not know when she will be able to return.
C. The library had the assistance of a "public service" worker recently and the worker did an excellent job.
D. The library has been chosen, along with the fire department to receive a percentage of the funds raised at the Tom Martin for Mayor fundraiser at Garner's on the 23rd of Feb. at 3:00p.m.
E. Huffines has to close the library on Saturday Feb. 16 There is no assistant available to work for her.
F. There were 52 patrons of the library that came in needing assistance of a book on Monday Feb. 11.
G. Huffines asked to have a discussion on whether to raise overdue fines as some of the other libraries are.
Financial Report: Treasure Mike Harper presented the financial report.After a discussion it was resolved that the financial report be accepted as written. Motion by Patterson, second by Burrus. Unanimously approved, final action.
Reports of Committees: There was no report from the Finance Committe. Building and Grounds reported that the outside light is fixed, but still needs some work. The City Electrical Department will be contacted to check it out. In other reports it was noted that there are fewer than ten cookbooks left.
Unfinished Business: There was no unfinished business.
New Business: A discussion was held regarding raising the fines on overdue books. It was resolved that the fines would stay the same with the exception of DVD'S These fines will be raised to $1 per day. On a motion by Burrus seconded by Mead it was passed unanimously, final action.
Adjourn: On a motion by Burrus seconded by Mead it was unanimously resolved to adjourn the meeting. Final action.
Sharon Patterson, Secretary