Faith Public Library Board Monthly Meeting

Minutes (approved):


Faith Public Library Board Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2017


Chairperson Smith brought the Faith Public Library Board Meeting to order at 6:06 pm on October 16, 2017. Trustees present were: Cathy Smith, Amy Ulrich, Lynn Halligan, Deanna Fischbach and Glen Haines. Trustees absent were: Tammy Sletten and Verneen Frei. Advisory board members present: Katrina Collins and Shara Haines. Advisory board member absent: Sonja Gebhart. Library staff present: Angela Ostrander, Faith Public/School Library Supervisor and Kathy Schuchhardt, Library assistant.

Fischbach made a motion to approve the agenda. Ulrich seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.

Fischbach made a motion to approve the September 18, 2017 meeting minutes. Ulrich seconded. All ayes. No changes or additions. Motion carried.

No visitors.

Ostrander gave the library report: Pottery Painting class was a success with twenty-two participants; other classes are planned; PA system was not working and returned it to Best Buy to get a new one- if someone is going to Rapid City on October 21 – please let me know.

Ostrander shared the Story Hour report: An average of seven preschoolers have been attending with ten signed up. The Fall Fun Celebration will be October 25.

Ostrander shared the Financial Report: City: $1,601.60 (Oct. utilities have been taken out); Credit Union: Checking - $2,617.12 ($9,000 from county) Savings: $876.95 (as of statement 9/30/17). No bills to approve at this time. Utilities was discussed and Meade Co. funds table shared.

Unfinished Business:Door Lock replacement- Ostrander shared the estimate that the Lumberyard gave. Ulrich made a motion to table till January. Fischbach seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.

Public Internet Wireless Access - Ostrander shared that Jon Collins can change the password.

Review By-laws – Fischbach made a motion to accept statement of “The board secretary/treasurer cannot count as a voting board member or part of the quorum.” under the subheading of Article III – Officers.

Other – No other business.

New Business:Budget – Ostrander shared that what is left currently in the city budget will not finish the year. Ulrich made a motion to cut hours to Fridays 9 am – 1 pm and Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for the library to close at 6 pm and use county monies to pay city bills as needed. Halligan seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.

Interlibrary Loan Policy - Fischbach made a motion to accept the amended Interlibrary Loan Policy. Hanes seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.

Other: Servall services. Ostrander shared that it costs the library $60 per month for new rugs and ice melt and suggested to purchase rugs like city has to save. After discussion of maintenance of cleaning rugs, the board felt that these services should be kept.

Fischbach made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 pm. Ulrich seconded. All ayes. Next meeting will be November 20, at 6 pm.​