September Minutes

Vinton Public Library Meeting – September 12, 2018

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

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

Excused: Jeff Peterson

Minutes of the August meeting were approved.  Motion by Salger, 2nd by Rundlett.

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

Correspondence:  Received correspondence from Mike Abernathy regarding donation for children’s books in memory of his mother, Vicky Abernathy.  Reviewed correspondence from the County Attorney in reference to the attempted vandalism/break-in.

Old Business –

·        Craft Beer Fund Raiser was held on August 11, 2018.  Matt Phippen and Jim Mayhew reported that they felt the event was a success and heard very positive feedback.  They stated that they would be available for hire next year if we want to continue the event.

 

New Business –

·        Landscaping – Virginia requested approval for removing the bushes in front of the library.  The weeds overtake the bushes and are difficult to maintain.  Would like something that looks nice and is easier to maintain.  Motion by Nelson, 2nd by Rundlett.

·        AA approached us requesting a room to use as their meeting place.  Discussion was held with no motion carrying.

·        Discussion to amend library hours over the Thanksgiving holiday to close Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Motion by Salger, 2nd by Upmeyer.

·        Virginia requested permission to attend the ILA conference in Cedar Rapids on 10/4/18.  Motion by Nelson, 2nd by Salger.

 

Director’s Report –

·        Virginia reported that the carpets have been cleaned but spots remain.  The carpet is 25 years old so there will be visible wear and tear.  Have implemented a “No Food or Drink” in library policy. 

·        The board room could use some blinds or shades.  Will check with McDowells to see what they have available.  Discussed adding a chair rail and wallpaper border to protect the walls from chair scuffs.

·        Virginia reported that one of the library employees started receiving longevity pay that we did not allow for in the budget.  The budget will not need to be amended as the increase is not extreme.  We had not received the quarterly disbursement from the City.  City Clerk may need to be reminded to make the disbursement to us.

 

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

Respectfully submitted,

Lori Smith

August Minutes

Vinton Public Library Meeting – August 8, 2018

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

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

Absent: Matt Salger and Jeff Mangold

Minutes of the July meeting were approved.  Motion by Nelson, 2nd by Peterson.

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

Correspondence:  Received anonymous correspondence regarding the craft beer event.  Anonymous individual did not approve of the fund raiser.

Old Business –

·        The library will be closing on August 17 & 18, 2018 in order for the carpets to be cleaned.

·        Craft Beer Fund Raiser will be held on August 11, 2018.  Preparations are in place.  Volunteers are requested for 1:00.  Event will begin at 2:00 p.m. and run until 5:00 p.m.

 

New Business –

·        None

 

Director’s Report –

·        Virginia reported that the summer reading program ended and it was a great success again this year due to the programs Amy had planned. 

·        Two high school students have been volunteering at the library to earn Black & Gold hours.  They have weeded the grounds and will be helping make the pretzel necklaces that will be handed out at the fund raiser.

·        Virginia spoke with Brian Parr regarding the tree.  He will be contacting Jess Schadle to ask his thoughts for moving the tree.

·        Virginia will begin working on the annual report that needs to be submitted to the State.

 

Meeting adjourned, motion by Peterson, 2nd by Johnson.

Respectfully submitted,

Lori Smith

May Minutes

Vinton Public Library Meeting – May 9, 2018

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

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

Excused: Matt Salger

Minutes of the April meeting were approved.  Motion by Nelson, 2nd by Peterson.

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

Correspondence:  None

Old Business –

 

New Business –

·        Discussed adding surveillance cameras to the library.  Vinton Police Department has recommended this due to loitering around the library after business hours.

·        Larry Drushel is donating metal benches in memory of Joe Wood and Bob Harrison.

·        Discussed our beer/hard cider tasting fund raiser.  Tentative date is August 11th.  Virginia has several volunteers that are helping with the planning.

Director’s Report –

·        Virginia reported that the painting is complete.  They have done some spring cleaning and decluttering.

·        Virginia called Serv-Pro in regards to cleaning the carpet in the whole library plus the padded backs of chairs.  She is waiting for their return call.

·        Ameri-Corps  volunteers cleaned windows and will be back to complete more projects next weekend.

 

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

Respectfully submitted,

Lori Smith