Cortland Community Library Board
Minutes
Place: Cortland Community Library
March 16, 2011

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

Meeting called to order by Maxine Divine at 7:18 p.m.

February 16, 2011 minutes read. Mary Benson made a motion to approve February 16, 2011 minutes. Chris Ferguson seconded the motion. Voice vote and all in favor. Minutes stand as approved.

February 2011 treasurer's report reviewed. Carol Scidmore made a motion to approve the expenditures of $18,339.45 for February. Chris Ferguson seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mary Benson-aye, Chris Ferguson-aye, John Francisco-aye, Maxine Divine-aye, and Carol Scidmore-aye. Motion carried.

The librarian's report for February was presented. Short discussion was held. All summer programs on Tuesday will be held at the Lion's Den shelter.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Library Planning/Dr. Fred Schlipf - Nothing.

Hearing of Citizens - None.

Per Capita requirements - Nothing.

Friends of Cortland Library - Not meeting.

Book Club - Want to attend Water for Elephants.

Fiber Optic/DATA grant - Nothing heard. 

Sign - Nothing.

Budget Issues & Tentative 2011-2012 budget - Barb Coward presented the tentative 2011-2012 budget for review. $275,000 levy is expected.

Website/Facebook Fan Page - Going fine.

System Merger - State of Illinois is trying to merge in five systems to make one.

PrairieCat status - Doing fine although it is up in the air.

Laconi membership - Barb Coward and Laura Mesjek attended the 'partnering' meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Grants applied for - Altrusa grant of $500 for Terry Partridge programs.

Policy Request/ $1 fine for not picking up ILL requests in a week. John Francisco made a motion to create a policy of $1 fine per item for not picking up ILL requests in a week. Mary Benson seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mary Benson-aye, Chris Ferguson-aye, John Francisco-aye, Maxine Divine-aye, Carol Scidmore-aye. Motion carried.

Mary Benson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Chris Ferguson seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 7:55p.m.

 

Submitted by Carol Scidmore