October Minutes

Vinton Public Library Meeting – October 19, 2016


The meeting was called to order at 5:04 p.m.


Those present were: Jeff Mangold, John Mossman, Tina Nelson, Brent Patterson, Lori Smith, Eric Upmeyer and Denise Follmann. Also present was Virginia Holsten.


Absent:  Deb Rundlett


Excused:  Jeff Peterson


Minutes of the September meeting were approved. Motion by Smith, 2ndPatterson


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


Correspondence – A thank you was received from the estate of a bank patron.


Old Business –

  • Hoopla has been authenticated.
  • Open access has been blocked. Those with fines and Mt. Auburn patrons cannot access.
  • Training for staff will be Friday afternoon from 2-3 p.m.
  • Launch date is TBD.

New Business – 

  • Jerry Barlow will be here on November 5 at 2 p.m.


Director's Report-

·       Ginger bread contest at endof November.

·       No report on progress of the sidewalk project.


The meeting adjourned at 5:17 p.m.  Motion by Smith, 2nd by Upmeyer


Respectfully submitted,


Denise Follmann

September Minutes

Correspondence – A “thank you” flower arrangement was received from U.S. Cellular for use of the boardroom.


Old Business –

  • Hoopla – Mossman reviewed the contract and highlighted the following:

1.     $6000 is the initial fee for a 24 month contract.

2.     Inquire if there may be additional fees regarding network connectivity. (Atrium)

3.     Monthly statement for patron transactions, and remaining balance available.

4.     The library has control of setting limits for patron use.

5.     The library must provide a copy of it's sales tax exemption certificate.

6.     The library must provide a written notice 60 days prior to renewal date if it chooses to discontinue service.

7.     If, at the end of 24 months, there is a remaining unused balance the library can request a refund.

lSidewalk project at north entrance- Jeff Peterson reported he had asked Ted Jessen for an estimate for the project, but did not have the quote yet. When timing of the completion of the project became the topic, a vigorous discussion ensued as to whether or not there were funds available to complete the project this fiscal year. A motion was made by Mossman “to complete the sidewalk project, if after receiving the estimate, the numbers are right”.  2nd by UpmeyerThe motion was approved.


New Business – 

  • None


Director's Report-

  • No discussion on director's written report.
  • Smith made a motion to add Brent Patterson, Vice-president, to the VPL bank account so that he may also sign checks. 2nd by MossmanThe motion was approved.


The meeting adjourned at 5:41 p.m.  Motion by Mangold, 2nd by Rundlett



Respectfully submitted,


Denise Follmann

August Minutes

Vinton Public Library Meeting – August 10, 2016


The meeting was called to order at 5:03 p.m.


Those present were: John Mossman, Brent Patterson, Jeff Peterson, Deb Rundlett, Lori Smith, Eric Upmeyer and Denise Follmann. Also present was Virginia Holsten.


Absent:  Jeff Mangold & Tina Nelson were excused.


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


Treasurer’s report was approved. Motion by Smith, 2nd by Rundlett


Correspondence – None to report.


Old Business –

  • Hoopla – Discussion was tabled until a later date.


New Business – 

  • New Public Library Standards for Tier 3 libraries to be met in 4 years include: 


  1. the library board receiving 5-10 hours training each year
  2. attending the county trustees meeting once a year
  3. providing 25 mgps internet speed for patrons


            Specifics will be discussed at a later time.


Director's Report-

  • Virginia plans to have a Gingerbread House contest the 1st week of December.
  • The number of children attending Sky Zone doubled from last year.
  • Ideas for future programs include:  Liz Moen concert, Davia Herger concert, a wine & cheese night with ? programming.
  • Virginia reports the newly remodeled boardroom has been used a great deal!


The meeting adjourned at 5:19 p.m.  Motion by Peterson, 2nd by Smith



Respectfully submitted,


Denise Follmann