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Rippey Library Board Minutes, August 28, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, August 28, 2017. Bills were approved for payment, a resignation of a board member was read, and election of officers was approved.

Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes

Monday, August 28, 2017

(to be approved at the next meeting)


The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met in the library at 6:00 on Monday, August 28, 2017.  Present were Dale Hanaman, Nancy Burrow, Brenda Roberts, Jean Borgeson, trustees and Shawneene Kenan, librarian.

President, Dale Hanaman called the meeting to order.  The agenda was approved and there being no one from the public to speak, the meeting continued.

The minutes from the July meeting were read and with a motion from Nancy and a second from Brenda, they were approved as read.

The city clerk’s report was reviewed. 

The July bills and income report was presented and with a motion from Brenda and a second from Nancy, the bills were approved for payment by the city clerk.  

A notice to the board was received from Carmen McColley on August 13, 2017 stating she wished to step down from the board.  There will be an opening from the city, to fill out this term. Carmen was approved by the city on December 1, 2014 to fill out the term of Mary Millard, who resigned October 27, 2014.  This term ends June 30, 2019. 

Circulation and Programs report from August was handed out.  Shawneene gave an overview of the Summer Reading program. 

There was no old business. 

New business resulted in the election of officers for this fiscal year.  Nancy moved that the current officers carry over for another year.  Brenda seconded the motion.  Dale Hanaman, president, and Jean Borgeson, secretary, will serve another year. 

Programs planned for September were discussed.  Shawneene discussed the Car Show on September 23 and she will contact the volunteers and final details will be finalized.  So far, there has been wonderful help from others in the community to help organize the show and provide food for the meal.

Shawneene stated she needs to be gone on Friday, September 15 and needed someone to open the library.  Jean volunteered, depending on whether she is called for jury duty or not, then Dale will. 

She is working on the county and state reports, due October 30. Scott Dermitt, State Library Consultant, of the State if Iowa  Library Services, has been helpful when Shawneene has questions about these reports.

 Other events to be thinking about:

 The 5th annual Greene County Library Trustee Meeting will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2017 held this year in Rippey.  Maryann Mori, District Consultant in the Central District of the State of Iowa Library Services, will host the training.

 Also the Summer Reading Workshop will be held Friday, November 17 in Johnston and Shawneene will need someone to be at the library.

 There being no further business, Brenda moved and Nancy seconded the meeting adjourn.

 The next meeting will be Monday, September 25 at 6:00 in the library.

 Jean Borgeson, Secretary