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Rippey Library Board Minutes April 24, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met April 24, 2017. The board welcomed Brenda Roberts to the board, finishing the term of Jo Bardole who resigned in March. The new summer hours will be from 11:00 – 3:00 Monday – Friday starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and continuing until the week school starts in August.

Rippey Library Board of Trustees Meeting

April 24, 2017

 To be approved at the next meeting 

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:00 in the library.

Attending:  Trustees, Dale Hanaman, Nancy Burrow, Brenda Roberts, Jean Borgeson and Librarian, Shawneene Keenan.  Absent, Carmen McColley.

Dale opened the meeting and asked for a motion to approve the agenda.  Nancy moved and Brenda seconded the motion to approve the agenda and the motion carried.

There was no public in attendance for any comments to be shared.

The minutes of the last meeting were reviewed and  were approved as read.

The city clerk’s report was reviewed and a motion by Brenda and second by Nancy was approved as read. 

The bills for April were approved with a motion by Nancy and second by Brenda.  They will be presented to the city council for payment at their May meeting.

At the May meeting, we will have a better indication of where we are on our budget to finish this fiscal year. We will then determine how much we will use from the Gillette CD to add to our donations received for this fiscal year, to cover our expenses ending June 30, 2017. 

Balances for April (including the bills approved tonight)

General Fund:  $1,824.38

Memorial/donations: $2,780.43

Petty cash:  $66.04

Gillette Fund:  $24, 052.80

There was no correspondence to share.

Under New Business, Dale officially welcomed Brenda to the board and thanked her for consenting to serve with the rest of us.

Old Business included a summary of the April activities and how busy and well attended the Toddler Fest and the Greene County Book Read activities were. 

May activities will be announced and posted as they are decided on. May 10 at 3:30 we will make Mother's Day Cards.

Summer Reading will be the next big event that takes lots of planning and volunteers, usually.  Dates will be decided on by the end of the school year.  This year’s theme is “Building a Better World.”

The service policy was looked at and revised to reflect new summer hours.   The members approved the changes and Dale will send the new written policy to be posted and dated April 24, 2017.

Other policies will be looked at, a few at a time, over the next few meetings, to keep current with the “every three years” guidelines.

Shawneene reminded the board of her vacation week, which is June 5-12.  She said Sarah Kilgore is willing to volunteer to keep the library open during this time.

The new summer hours will be from 11:00 – 3:00 Monday – Friday starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and continuing until the week school starts in August.

There being no further business or discussion, Nancy moved and Brenda seconded to adjourn.  The motion carried.

The next meeting will be Monday, May 22, 2017 at 6:00.  Note change of day, due to Memorial Day.