You are here: Home / About Our Library / Rippey Public Library Board Minutes / Rippey Public Library Minutes, February 27, 2017

Rippey Public Library Minutes, February 27, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, February 27, 2017. All board members and the librarian were in attendance, as well as one visitor from the public. The next meeting will be March 27, 2017 in the library.

Rippey Public Library Minutes
February 27, 2017

The Rippey Library Board of Trustees met Monday, February 27, 2017 for their regular meeting.
Shawneene Kenan, Librarian and Trustees, Dale Hanaman, Jo Bardole, Carmen McColley, Nancy Burrow, and Jean Borgeson were in attendance.  Mary Millard, Rippey City Clerk was also present.

President, Dale Hanamen called the meeting to order.

Secretary, Jean Borgeson moved to adjust the agenda to include the approval to the salary for the librarian, as the three month probation is concluded.  Carmen made to motion and Nancy approved the motion to act on this item during the action of bills presented part of the agenda.  The motion carried.  Jean thanked Mary for sending the E-mail reminder of this, on February 7, 2017.

With a name spelling corrected, a motion from Jo, and a second from Nancy, the minutes of the January 20, 2017 meeting were approved as read.

Mary Millard presented her concerns about the library’s potential shortfall by the end of this fiscal year on behalf of the city council.  The board thanked her for her suggestions and will look forward to the support the city council members will provide at our upcoming fundraiser in March.

The clerk’s treasurer’s report was presented, and Nancy moved with Jo seconding the motion to approve this month’s financial report.  The motion carried.

The February library bills were presented for review.  A motion by Carmen and second from Nancy, to approve the probationary increase to the librarian from 8.00 per hour to 8.25 was unanimously approved.

February 2017 Expenses: $1,621.18
February 2017 Income: $60.00

Balances as of Feb. 27 as presented by city clerk
General Fund $2,705.42
Memorial Fund:  $2,705.43
Gillette Fund: $24,016.82

Jo moved and Carmen seconded a motion to increase the librarian’s salary from $8.25 to $9.00 per hour, starting on July 1, 2017 for the new fiscal year.  The motion carried.

Shawneene shared a couple of correspondences with the group.  She is following up on the offer to libraries from the Des Moines Zoo.  The request from a gentleman in Illinois to use our library web site for advertising was rejected due to the potential hidden costs that may incur.

The circulation and programs report form February were handed out.  It was noted that the total items checked out in January was 75 and February was 99. 

Shawneene continues with her Wednesday activities for the kids who use the library every week. These are popular and they look forward to participating.

The Summer Reading plans are starting to unfold.  The theme this year is “Building a Better Community.”

Saturday, March 25, 2017 is the date of our annual fundraiser.  A soup lunch will be served from 11:00 – 1:00.  Be sure to check your local news outlets or call the library for information and ways to help with this event.

There being no further business, a motion to adjourn was made by Carmen, with the second by Nancy.  The motion carried.

The next meeting will be held on March 27, 2017 at 6:00 in the library.