Cortland Community Library Board

Minutes

Place: Cortland Community Library

November 17, 2010

Members present: Maxine Divine, Mary Benson, Carol Scidmore, Harlan Hawkins and Martha Carter. Absent: Chris Ferguson and John Francisco. Also present: Barb Coward, Denny Seyller, Bob Seyller.

Meeting called to order by Harlan Hawkins at 6:59 p.m.

Denny and Bob Seyller made a presentation on Shaklee, a 'cause marketing' program. If the library were to join, it would be an option to raise money for the library.

October 13, 2010 minutes read. Mary Benson made a motion to approve October 13, 2010 minutes. Maxine Divine seconded the motion. Voice vote and all in favor. Minutes stand as approved.

October 2010 treasurer's report reviewed. Carol Scidmore made a motion to approve the expenditures of $19,504.41 for October. Martha Carter seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Martha Carter-aye, Mary Benson-aye, Maxine Divine-aye, Carol Scidmore-aye, and Harlan Hawkins-aye. Motion carried.

The librarian's report for October was presented. Discussion of problem of kids from DeKalb and Sycamore coming to the library to use computers without parent permission.

OLD BUSINESS:

Library Planning/Dr. Fred Schlipf - Nothing.

Hearing of Citizens - Denny Seyller, Bob Seyller.

Per Capita requirements/bylaws and policies - Tabled.

Friends of Cortland Library - Have not met.

Book Club - Will meet Friday. 'Garden Spells' is the current book.

Fiber Optic/DATA grant - Nothing.

Sign - No one has come to deal with additional issues.

Budget Issues & Updates - Short discussion on where to cut in near future because of EAV.

Website/Facebook Fan Page - Nothing to report.

Merger of Library Systems update - No money.

Petitions & election information - Petitions due in December.

PrairieCat legal status - PrairieCat will be independent. Fees will be higher but will still provide services.

Laconi membership -Membership fee $100/month. They offer many programs and training.

NEW BUSINESS:

Report on marketing workshop at Kishwaukee College 10/26 - Barb Coward attended. Very interesting.

2010-2014 Planning Committee & ideas - Need to begin working on it.

Levy for next fiscal year - Mary Benson made a motion to approve a levy of $265,000, reduced if necessary so there won’t be a black box. Martha Carter seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Martha Carter-aye, Mary Benson-aye, Maxine Divine-aye, Carol Scidmore-aye, and Harlan Hawkins-aye. Motion carried.

Mary Benson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Carol Scidmore seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 8:21 p.m.

 

Submitted by Carol Scidmore