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Rippey Library Board Minutes, January 29, 2018

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met Monday, January 29, 2018 at 5:00 in the library. Routine business included approving the bills to be presented to the city clerk for payment and finalizing plans for the soup luncheon to be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 11:00-2:00. A free-will offering will be taken to help supplement the budget.

Rippey Library Board Minutes January 29, 2018

(To be approved at the next meeting)


The Rippey Library Board met on January 29, 2018 at 5:00 in the library for their regular meeting.  Those present were Dale Hanaman, Nancy Burrow, Brenda Roberts, Connie Neese, and Jean Borgeson, Trustees and Shawneene Kenan, Librarian.

The meeting was called to order by President, Dale Hanaman.

There was a general approval of the agenda.

No one from the public was in attendance.

With a motion from Nancy Burrow and second from Brenda Roberts, the minutes from the December meeting were approved as read.

The city clerk’s report was reviewed and the bills presented to be paid were approved by all with the motion by Nancy Burrow and seconded by Brenda Roberts.

Balances for January 2018:

General:   $3,354.95

Memorial:   $210.00

Donations:  $1,972.76

Gillett CD  $24,100.72 

There was correspondence from the Greene County Library Association about their meeting with the county supervisors, explaining their budget asking for the fiscal year 2018-2019.

Shawneene wants to attend the Summer Reading Roundtable on the morning of March 8 at the Urbandale Public Library.  She may need someone to open or open late instead.

The circulation and program report from January were highlighted.  Shawneene announced that Rippey will be one of the host sites for the Greene County Reads.  Jan Scharingson will again be the leader and more information will be available, soon.

Old business included starting policy reviews, a few at a time, at the next meeting.  Shawneene will present some of the oldest dated policies at the next meeting.

The Soup luncheon will be held Saturday, February 18.  A free-will offering will help supplement the budget.

Shawneene discussed the Rotary Grant Application and is going forward with it, with some guidance from Mary Weaver.

There will be a Valentine craft on February 14 after school.

Toddler Fest is planned for Saturday, April 7.

There being no further comments, the meeting was adjourned.  The next meeting will be February 26, 2018 at 5:00 in the library.

Jean Borgeson, Secretary