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Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, August 31, 2015

The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees met on August 31, 2015 for their regular meeting. Greene County Trustee Training on November 12 in Scranton, Greene County Library Association Continued Education at Rippey on September 14, and programs for September were announced.

Rippey Library Board of Trustees Meeting Monday, August  31, 2015

Attending were:  Dale Hanaman, Nancy Burrow, Jo Bardole, Carmen McCalley, Jean Borgeson, Trustees and Andrea Williams, Librarian.

Dale called the meeting to order with the members unanimously approving the agenda. 

The minutes were approved unanimously as read with a motion by Carmen and second by Jo.

The treasurer’s report was handed out and bills presented.  Both reports were moved by Nancy and seconded by Jo to be approved. The vote carried unanimously.

There was no public comment.

A flyer about the Greene County Library Trustee Training on November 12, 2015 in Scranton was handed out.

Andrea reviewed the circulation and programs report from August.

The programs for September were announced.  A movie afternoon and a Fall craft afternoon have been planned.

There will be a Greene County Library Association CE Training here on September 14 at 9:30 a. m.

There have been some nice donations and a discussion resulted in a general agreement that replacing some ear phones for the computers and some Wii games could be purchased from the Memorial fund.

It was noted that the answering machine message needs to be updated.  Andrea will take care of this.

Andrea spoke about an issue concerning the messes in the restrooms and a small child whose behavior is disruptive at times.  Suggestions were discussed and between now and the next meeting we can look at the policy concerning this and make necessary revisions.  Also, Andrea will speak to the city council to see if there could be locks on the doors to the restrooms during library hours, to help monitor the usage a little better.

There being no further business, Carmen moved and Nancy seconded the meeting to adjourn.  The motion carried.

The next meeting will be September 28, at 6:00 p. m. in the library.

Jean Borgeson, Secretary

At the September 8, 2015 meeting of the city council, “a motion was made by Ned Johnston, seconded by Garry Higgins that the Community Center restrooms will be locked during library hours with the librarian holding a key.  Patrons will need to obtain key to use restrooms during library times.  The restrooms will be closely monitored for cleanliness. Ayes: Higgins, Liebich, Carpenter, Johnston. Nays: None. Absent: Allen.”