February Minutes

Vinton Public Library Meeting – February 14, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 5:05 p.m. by Tina Nelson

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

Minutes of the January meeting were approved.  Motion by Salger, 2nd by Smith

Treasurer’s report was approved.  Motion by Salger, 2nd by Smith.  The check written to Virginia was approved as she had paid the cleaning service with her personal check due to a lack of authorized signatures on the normal check.  Everyone agreed.

Correspondence:  None

Old Business –

·        Painting project is continuing.  The lower level is completed and is looking quite sharp.  Steven will return to do the upper level when he has a couple of other projects completed.  Since the library is pretty torn up during this process, the staff is quite okay with waiting and so is the board.  Because the paint the dark paint that was chosen requires three coats instead of the two quoted and the fact that Virginia would like her window frames, door and interior door frame to match the new color, an additional sum of $500 will be paid upon completion of the project.  Lori moved, Matt seconded, all agreed.

·        Computers were discussed.  Virginia reported that council will be giving us money for 12 new monitors.  We may try upgrading to Windows 10 temporarily before investing in computers.  Truthfully it’s all up in the air right now.


·        New Business –


·        There was none.

Director’s Report –

·        Virginia reported they had learned at the city-wide insurance meeting that premiums were dropping by 7%.  An additional $10,000 was added to health insurance costs for the coming fiscal year.  Virginia asked Chris to subtract it from our asking.  

·        Chad Lewis will be here March 20th. 

Meeting adjourned, at 5:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Virginia Holsten

Acting secretary (Lori‘s hand is numb)