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