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Rippey Library Board Minutes, September 25, 2017

The Rippey Library Board of Trustees met for their regular meeting on Monday, September 25, 2017. Approved recommending Connie Neese to be presented to the city council for their approval to finish out a vacancy on the library board.

Rippey Library Board Minutes

Monday, September 25, 2017

(to be approved at next meeting)


The Rippey Library Board met for their regular meeting on Monday, September 25, 2017. Those attending were Dale Hanaman, Nancy Burrow, Jean Borgeson and Librarian, Shawneene Kenan.

The agenda was approved by general agreement.

There was no public attending for comments.

The minutes were approved as read with a motion from Nancy and second from Jean.  The motion carried.

The city clerk’s monthly report was reviewed.

July 1, 2017 beginning balances:  Budget 2017-2018

County: 5,846; City; 5,847; Other (donations) 4,282; Memorial: 2,441.87; Gillett CD: 24,052.80

Total Budget for 2017-2018:  15,975

Balances:                  July            August             September

General  Fund:       6,987.96    5,952.88           4890.20

Memorial:             2451.87     2451.87             2451.87

Petty Cash:            128.60      205.31               205.31

Gillett CD               24,100.72 October Balance

(The late Jerry Gillett lived out his life on a farm east of Rippey. He never married. When he drew up a new will in 1978 he chose to leave his estate to non-profit organizations in two Greene county towns, Grand Junction and Rippey. The library and the Senior Citizens Association were beneficiaries in Rippey. He died November 12, 1980. The interest has been part of the budget ever since, as well as the principle for occasional improvements in the old library and this building)

The bills were reviewed and Nancy moved with Jean seconding the motion to approve the bills.  The motion carried.

The circulation and programs report from August were discussed.

Old business included the result of the car show.  Shawneene was pleased with the cooperation of the community and their generous support.

New business: A motion by Nancy and seconded by Jean that Dale bring to the city council at their October meeting, the name of Connie Neese to finish out the vacancy on the board. The motion carried.

Programs/events:  Flu Clinic at Rippey: Friday, October 6; Greene County Public Health

The Author/Historian, Kathy Wilson Adult Program has been cancelled.

Farther out:  County Trustees workshop at Rippey Tuesday, November 6.  (will check on this, as city elections are that day)  Will need to furnish the supper that evening.  More information as the time draws near.

Halloween and Christmas possible events/ideas were discussed.  Also, maybe changing our meeting time to 5:00 so Shawneene doesn’t have to go home and back after the library closes at 5:00. 

Shawneene has the county and state reports ready to send by the end of the month.

The meeting was adjourned.

The next meeting will be October 30, 2017 at 6:00 in the library.

Jean Borgeson, Secretary

At the October 2, 2017 meeting of the Rippey City Council, Dale presented the recommendation of Connie Neese to the Rippey Library Board of Trustees, finishing out a vacant term, ending June 30, 2019. Connie was approved by the council.