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Rippey Library Board Minutes, October 29, 2018

Change in meeting time to 5:30 to accommodate Rick Liebich, who was appointed by the city council as the city liaison to attend the library board meetings, as requested by the board at the council meeting on October 1, 2018. Approved Service Policy to reflect the hours open from 2-5 Monday-Friday. Approved salary for librarian.

Rippey Public Library Minutes, October 29, 2018

(to be approved at next meeting)

The regular meeting of the Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 5:30 in the library. (The change of time is to accommodate the appointed city liaison, Rick Liebich to the library board meetings that was approved at the city council meeting on October 1, 2018)

Attending were:  Nancy Burrow, Connie Neese, Brenda Roberts, Dale Hanaman, and Jean Borgeson, trustees; Phyllis Bardole, librarian and Rick Liebich.

Dale called the meeting to order with a general approval of the agenda. 

After reading and correcting the minutes to read Nancy Burrow, instead of Nancy Hanaman, Nancy Burrow moved and Connie Neese seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting on September 24 as well as the two special meetings on September 27 and September 20.  The motion carried.

The bills were reviewed and a motion from Nancy Burrow with a second from Brenda Roberts to approve payment of the bills by the city clerk was approved by the trustees.

The city clerk’s report was reviewed.

October balances:

General:  $5,773.35

Memorial:  $1,940.00

Grant:  $325.92

Gillett CD:  $24,269.25

Petty Cash:  $10.00

The Service Policy was updated to reflect the current hours from 2-5 over the winter months.

A discussion of the librarian’s salary resulted in a motion from Brenda Roberts and second from Connie Neese, to increase the salary for the librarian to $9.00 an hour beginning November 1, 2018.

Dale shared a revision of the circulation report he had updated.  The trustees will look it over and vote on it at the November meeting.

The E-Rate process was reported by Dale.

Also, the “Edge” program that the state is encouraging their libraries to participate in was determined to be something our library wouldn’t qualify for, as we are too small.

Dale will continue reviewing and bringing our oldest policies forward for updating if needed. We will try to keep the “every three year” current for the policies.

Dale presented a tentative budget for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year.  We will most likely have to use some of the Gillett CD to cover books, as memorial money doesn’t generate as much funds as in the past.

Suggestions for the future included a book study for adults and something for the kids on Wednesdays. A Christmas party was mentioned for early December.

Phyllis reported on the Greene County Library Association that was held this morning in Grand Junction.  Their next meeting will be in January and they will present their budget requests to the county supervisors.

Events we are all invited to attend:

Halloween party, Wednesday, October 31, from 4-5. 

There will be Library Trustees Training, Tuesday, November 13, at the Shriver Community Building in Paton from 6:00 - 8:00.  The theme “People Focused Library” will be led by Maryann Mori.  The count librarians will furnish soup and snacks.

There will be a Grant Writing training on November 29, from 5:30-8:30

Due to Phyllis being unable to attend the next meeting on Monday, November 26, our meeting will be held on November 19 at 5:30 in the library.

Further out:  the December meeting will be on December 17 at 5:30 because of Christmas Eve falling on our regular meeting night.

There being no further business, Connie Neese moved and Nancy Burrow seconded the motion to adjourn.  Motion carried.

Jean Borgeson, Secretary