Illiopolis/Niantic Public Library District

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January 2019 board meeting minutes

Illiopolis/Niantic Public Library
Board Meeting January 28, 2019

Ervin called the meeting to order at 5:16 pm with the librarian and all trustees present except Borowczyk and Shanle.

Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden presented the audit.

The minutes of the last meeting were approved as read. Hildebrandt moved that the reports be approved. Howard seconds it and the motion carried with no opposing votes.

Financial reports were read and discussed. Hinds moved that the reports be approved. Hildebrandt seconds it and the motion carried with no opposing votes.

Circulation and materials acquired were discussed.

Monthly bills were discussed. Howard moved that the bills be approved for payment. Hinds seconds it and the motion carried with no opposing votes.

OLD BUSINESS

The Per Capita Grant has been completed and submitted. The budget & levy ordinances have been filed in their respective counties.

NEW BUSINESS

Contractual work was discussed. Ervin made a motion to hire Aron Buttram for Handyman Services at $15 per hour not to exceed $500 without board approval. Hinds seconds it and the motion carried with no opposing votes.

Ervin made a motion to pay Aron Buttram $75 for two toilet repairs, landscaping repair and snow removal. Hinds seconds it and the motion carried with no opposing votes.

Goals were discussed & ways to make them more attainable. Staff should have goals ready for the February meeting. Hours of operation were discussed and Hopkins will put an article in the paper and Facebook asking for the public's input on whether or not our hours meet their needs.

Hopkins informed the board that she was injured while putting in the landscaping out front on December 11, 2018. She has incurred a few bills for the hip bursitis she know has because of it. The board directed her to our insurance company to file a worker's compensation claim.

Meeting adjourned at 6:11 pm.

Secretary Shelley Hopkins