MINUTES of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEE’S MEETING
DATE: October 22, 2007
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. Howard Dartt
Mrs. Mary Ellen Fedder
Mr. Gary Keller
Mr. Norman Schiller
Ms. Laura Herr
 
Members absent:
Mrs. Alice Hayes
 
Others present:
Mrs. Barbara Rhodes, Director
 
Consent Items
 
Minutes of regular meeting September 17, 2007.
 
Communications
< Historic Preservation Committee asking for interest in having our buildings in the Collinsville Historic
Landmark program.
Librarian’s Reports
< Director’s Report
< Youth Services Librarian report
Finance
< October Bill list was presented.
< General Fund Account was presented.
< Gift Account was presented.
 
Committee Reports
 
Lewis and Clark Library System
 
Mr. Schiller reported that the System is operating on a deficit budget and will remain in trouble financially for
next year.
 
Personnel
 
Three clerks have resigned. Will start the process to replace them.
 
Maintenance – No report
 
Special Committees
* Blum House
Bode family asking for special pricing since they had talked to Gary Clark and he had not recorded
their rental request. The board agreed to allowing $150 rental price.
* Pan Fountain (Collinsville Library Foundation)
Reported $26,800 in donations
 
A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mr. Keller, to:
 
APPROVE THE CONSENT ITEMS IN ENTIRETY.
 
A roll call vote was taken.
 
Mrs. McChristian Yes Mr. Schiller Yes
Mrs. Fedder Yes Ms. Herr Yes
Mrs. Hayes Absent Mr. Keller Yes
Mr. Dartt Yes
 
Motion carried.
 
Discussion Items
• Roofs of Library and Blum House
Mr. Schiller wanted the Board to realize that the roofs of both the buildings are in need of serious consideration for
the next year.
 
Action Items
• A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mr. Keller, to:
 
GIVE A MONETARY GIFT OF $100 TO EACH STAFF MEMBER FROM THE GIFT FUND.
 
A roll call vote was taken.
Mrs. McChristian Yes Mr. Schiller Yes
Mrs. Fedder Yes Ms. Herr Yes
Mrs. Hayes Absent Mr. Keller Yes
Mr. Dartt Yes
 
Motion carried.
 
• Requests for Reduction of assessed value hearings
Our lawyer explained that there would be negligible benefit to fighting this request.
• A motion was made by Mr. Dartt, seconded by Mr. Keller, to:
GIVE A $10,000 DONATION FROM THE BUILDING FUND TO THE COLLINSVILLE MEMORIAL
PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION FOR THE PAN FOUNTAIN RESTORATION.
 
A roll call vote was taken.
 
Mrs. McChristian Yes Mr. Schiller Yes
Mrs. Fedder Yes Ms. Herr Yes
Mrs. Hayes Absent Mr. Keller Yes
Mr. Dartt Yes
 
Motion carried.
 
Adjournment
 
A motion was made by Mr. Schiller, seconded by Mr. Keller, to:
WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS, ADJOURN THE BOARD MEETING OF OCTOBER 22, 2007.
 
Motion carried.

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