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