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Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, October 24, 2016

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, October 24, 2016. General business was taken care of and discussion on how to proceed with the interviews of the applicants for the library director's job was held. This was Katrina's last night and the board thanked her for her time with us and wished her well in her new endeavor. Katrina thanked the board for the experience and support given her during her time as librarian.

Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees Board Meeting
October 24, 2016 
To be approved at the November 28th  meeting.
 
The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees met for their regular meeting on Monday, October 24, 2016 in the library.  Attending were:  Dale Hanaman, Carmen McColley, Jo Bardole, Nancy Burrow, Jean Borgeson, and Katrina Buttler, Rippey Library Director.
 
President, Dale Hanaman opened the meeting and asked for a change in the agenda.  The motion was made by Carmen to remove the scheduled closed meeting that was to follow the regular meeting.  Jo seconded the motion. The motion carried.
 
There was no public comment
 
The minutes from the September 26 meeting were reviewed, and with spelling corrections, approved as read.
 
The treasurer’s report was read and bills presented.  Nancy moved and Carmen approved submitting the bills to the city for payment. The motion carried.

Balances for October
General  Fund:  $4,191.03
Memorial Fund:  1,864.87
Petty Cash: 24.05
Gellett Fund $24,016.82
 
There was no correspondence.
 
Under old business the circulation and programs report from September.
 
Under new business, the process for viewing applications and interviewing for a new librarian was discussed.  There were three applications presented.  One application was eliminated because of missing the deadline.  The applicants will be contacted for mutual times interviewed, hopefully starting Tuesday evening at 5:30.
 
Dale urged the board members to use the questions for interviewing found on the Iowa Workforce Development site and handed out copies of potential questions.  The board was also encouraged to present their own questions, also.
 
Under Board and Librarian Comments, the board thanked Katrina for her time with us.  We regret her resignation, but recognize her desire to follow her dream as she readies for the next stage in her life.  Katrina, through her tears, thanked the board and shared how very much she grew to love the time she was able to spend as the Rippey Librarian, as well as the wonderful patrons she was able to meet. 
 
The meeting was adjourned with a motion by Jo and seconded from Carmen. The motion carried.
 
The next meeting will be November 28, 2016 at 6:00 p. m.