MINUTES of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEE’S MEETING


DATE: November 9, 2005
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Collinsville Memorial Public Library Center’s
                        Board Meeting Room

Call to Order

President McChristian presided and called the meeting to order.

Roll Call

Members present:

Mrs. Patricia McChristian
Mr. Norman Schiller
Mr. Gary Keller
Mrs. Alice Hayes
Mrs. Mary Ellen Fedder

Members absent:

Mr. Howard Dartt
Ms. Laura Herr

Others present:

Mrs. Barbara Rhodes, Director


Consent Items

1. Minutes of regular meeting September 19, 2005 and special meeting October 4 2005 were presented.

2. Communications - No report

3. Librarian’s Reports
< Librarian Barbara Rhodes presented her report.
< Report from Maureen Schreiber on the Children’s Library and Programming

< Report from Gary Clark, Manager of the Blum House

4. Finance
< November Bill list in the amount of $35,136.23 was presented.
< General Fund Account was presented.
< Gift and Reserve Fund Accounts were presented.

A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mrs. Hayes, to:

APPROVE THE CONSENT ITEMS IN ENTIRETY.

A roll call vote was taken.

Mrs. McChristian Yes Mr. Schiller Yes
Mrs. Fedder Yes Ms. Herr Absent
Mrs. Hayes Yes Mr. Keller Yes
Mr. Dartt Absent


Motion carried.

Committee Reports


1. Lewis and Clark Library System – No report

< Mr. Schiller announced that the new Director of the LCLS is Tina Hubert and the New State Librarian is AnneCraig.

2. Personnel - No report


3. Maintenance - No report


4. Foundation/Blum House – No report

5. Museum/Friends Groups - No report

Discussion Items
< First reading for Policy 7 for absence of part time employees was read and discussed.
< First reading for Policy 2 Section 3 to remove ‘City Council approval’.


Action Items


< A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mr. Keller, to:

APPROVE THE RESOLUTION TO PLACE THE ANNEXATION QUESTION ON THE BALLOT FOR MARCH 21, 2006.


A roll call vote was taken.

Mrs. McChristian Yes Mr. Schiller Yes
Mrs. Fedder Absent Ms. Herr Yes
Mrs. Hayes Absent Mr. Keller Yes
Mr. Dartt Yes

Motion carried.


< A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mr. Keller, to:

APPROVE CASH GIFTS OF $100 FOR EACH EMPLOYEE TO PAID FROM THE GIFT FUND FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY.


A roll call vote was taken.

Mrs. McChristian Yes Mr. Schiller Yes
Mrs. Fedder Yes Ms. Herr Absent
Mrs. Hayes Yes Mr. Keller Yes
Mr. Dartt Absent

Motion carried.

< A motion was made by Mr. Keller, seconded by Mr. Schiller, to:

ACCEPT THE BID REVISION ONE NAMED ‘PRIORITY ONE’ PRESENTED BY BERCO CONSTRUCTION FOR THE BLUM HOUSE RENOVATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $122,557.00.

A roll call vote was taken.

Mrs. McChristian Yes Mr. Schiller Yes
Mrs. Fedder No Ms. Herr Absent
Mrs. Hayes Yes Mr. Keller Yes
Mr. Dartt Absent

Motion carried.

< A motion was made by Mr. Keller, seconded by Mr. Schiller, to:

PURCHASE A HIGH SPEED CLEANING AND CARPET MACHINE AT $1569.88.

A roll call vote was taken.

Mrs. McChristian Yes Mr. Schiller Yes
Mrs. Fedder Yes Ms. Herr Absent
Mrs. Hayes Yes Mr. Keller Yes
Mr. Dartt Absent

Motion carried.

< Exterior Sign was tabled for further investigation.

Adjournment

A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mr. Keller, to:

WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS, ADJOURN THE BOARD MEETING OF NOVEMBER 9, 2005.

Motion carried. 

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