January Minutes

Vinton Public Library Meeting – January 9, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.

Those present were:  Brent Patterson, Jeff Peterson, Deb Rundlett, Matt Salger, Jeff Mangold, Kim Johnson, Eric Upmeyer and Lori Smith.  Also present was Virginia Holsten.

Excused: Tina Nelson

Minutes of the December meeting were approved.  Motion by Johnson, 2nd by Salger.

Treasurer’s report was approved. Motion by Salger, 2nd by Johnson. 

Correspondence:  None

Old Business –

·        The tree will remain outside.  The tree is sealed every year with the hope that it will not rot or deteriorate as quickly as other carved trees in the area. 

·        Jeff Peterson reported that he spoke with Matt Phippen regarding the 2019 Craft Beer event.  The board had a few other questions.  Jeff will speak with Matt and report back at the next meeting.

New Business –

·        Reviewed “The Edge”.  The State Library had provided the program which helps decide what needs improvement in the library.  Several recommendations were made and reviewed.  

 

Director’s Report –

·        Virginia reported that she met with Chris Ward to discuss the budget.  We will have final budget figures to present to the council.

·         Tom Richtsmeier of the electric department will figure quotes for replacing the bulbs in our overhead light fixtures.  The Vinton Electric Department will be installing the bulbs.

·        Virginia stated that she is continuing to work on the accreditations.  Requirements have been changed and need to be verified.

 

Meeting adjourned, motion by Mangold, 2nd by Salger.

Respectfully submitted,

Lori Smith

December Minutes

Vinton Public Library Meeting – December 12, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.

Those present were:  Brent Patterson,  Jeff Peterson, Tina Nelson, Deb Rundlett, Matt Salger, Jeff Mangold and Lori Smith.  Also present was Virginia Holsten.

Absent: Kim Johnson and Eric Upmeyer

Minutes of the November meeting were approved.  Motion by Nelson, 2nd by Salger.

Treasurer’s report was approved. Motion by Nelson, 2nd by Salger. 

Correspondence:  Thank you note from Morris Higgins was reviewed.

Old Business –

The tree will remain outside at this time.  No response has been received from our request for guidance or information.

New Business –

2019-2020 Budget is due December 17, 2018.  Budget request approved.  Motion by Salger, 2nd by Rundlett.

Request to close the library on December 26, 2018.  Motion by Nelson, 2nd by Rundlett.

Discussed installing cameras in the basement to monitor the patrons when library staff are not in the area.  Motion by Peterson, 2nd by Nelson to obtain quotes.

Reviewed quote from Matt Phippen & Jim Mayhew in reference to the 2nd annual Craft Beer event.  Discussion was tabled until January, 2019 meeting in order to obtain answers to some of our questions.  Special meeting outside of regular board meeting may be scheduled for January or February in order to meet with Matt & Jim.

 

Director’s Report –

Virginia reported that the library received a little touch-up painting to areas that had been scratched due to the carpet cleaning.    

Gingerbread contest was a success and included 14 entries this year.  Entries showed improvement over last year.

 

Meeting adjourned, motion by Salger, 2nd by Mangold.

Respectfully submitted,

Lori Smith

November Minutes

Vinton Public Library Meeting – November 14, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.

Those present were:  Brent Patterson,  Jeff Peterson, Kim Johnson, Tina Nelson, Eric Upmeyer, Deb Rundlett, Matt Salger and Lori Smith.  Also present was Virginia Holsten.

Absent: Jeff Mangold

Minutes of the October meeting were approved.  Motion by Salger, 2nd by Nelson.

Treasurer’s report was approved. Motion by Salger, 2nd by Johnson. 

Correspondence:  None

Old Business –

Brian Parr & Jeff Schadle will be working on a plan to anchor the tree indoors.

We had a nice group attend the Duffy Hudson presentation of Houdini.

McDowell’s prepared quote to install blinds in the board room – Dark grey, vertical cordless.  Motion by Salger, 2nd by Johnson.

New Business –

We have scheduled Duffy Hudson for March, 2019 to present George Burns in partnership with Windsor Manor.  He will present Einstein in the Fall of 2019.

 

Director’s Report –

Virginia reported that the library is hosting the gingerbread contest again this year.    

The library has received three boxes of Millie Armstrong Kalish’s papers, certificates and awards from her son, Doug Kalish.  Millie wrote the book – Little Heathens.  There will be two more boxes yet to come.  This is a nice collection.

 

Meeting adjourned, motion by Salger, 2nd by Nelson.

Respectfully submitted,

Lori Smith