Cortland Community Library Board
Minutes
Place: Cortland Community Library
August 17, 2011

Members present: Mary Benson, Carol Scidmore, John Francisco, Harlan Hawkins, Martha Carter, and Chris Ferguson.    Absent:  Maxine Divine.  Also present: Barb Coward.

Meeting called to order by Harlan Hawkins at 7:06 p.m.

June 15, 2011 minutes read.  Mary Benson made a motion to approve June 15, 2011 minutes.  Martha Carter seconded the motion.  Voice vote and all in favor.  Minutes stand as approved.

June 2011 treasurer’s report reviewed.   Carol Scidmore made a motion to approve the expenditures of $22,252.21 for June.  John Francisco seconded the motion.  Roll call vote:  John Francisco-aye, Chris Ferguson-aye, Mary Benson-aye, Martha Carter-aye, Carol Scidmore-aye, and Harlan Hawkins-aye.  Motion carried.

July 2011 treasurer’s report reviewed.   Martha Carter made a motion to approve the expenditures of $20,919.70 for July.  Chris Ferguson seconded the motion.  Roll call vote:  John Francisco-aye, Chris Ferguson-aye, Mary Benson-aye, Martha Carter-aye, Carol Scidmore-aye, and Harlan Hawkins-aye.  Motion carried.

The librarian’s report for May and June was presented.  Short discussion was held. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Library Planning/Dr. Fred Schlipf – The budget may drop 10% for next year.  Could receive $257,000 from levy..

Revised Budget 2011-2012 presented for review.  Harlan Hawkins made a motion to approve the Revised Budget 2011-2012.  Chris Ferguson seconded the motion.  Roll call vote:  John Francisco-aye, Chris Ferguson-aye, Mary Benson-aye, Martha Carter-aye, Carol Scidmore-aye, and Harlan Hawkins-aye.  Motion carried.

Hearing of Citizens – None.

Per Capita requirements & grant – Governance & Administration checklist reviewed.

Friends of Cortland Library – Not meeting. 

Book Club – Water for Elephants movie was a good time.  New book is Devil and White City.

Fiber optic/DATA grant – The town is waiving the fee so we may get it before Christmas.

Sign and repair costs – Repair bill for sign is $1,115.60.

Website/Facebook Fan Page - Heather still maintains Facebook fan page.

System merger – Merge is complete.  Two systems now exist in entire state.
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PrairieCat status & costs – Iowa will be leaving in December.  The cost will go up.

LACONI -  

Future trustee workshops/legal & financial/coming fall & winter - Trustee workshop will be held September 10 at Sycamore Library.

Summer Reading – Still going well.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Summer Sounds phonemic awareness (Teri Pardridge)

Levy for 2011-2012 (in report to Town of Cortland) - $295,000 requested.

 

Chris Ferguson made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Carol Scidmore seconded the motion.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

 

Submitted by Carol Scidmore