CUTPL Board Minutes for November 2007
Culver Union Township Public Library
November 13, 2007
Call to Order: 7:05 p.m.
Adjourn: 8:30 p.m.
Participants: Ron Cole, Phil Mallory, Peg Schuldt, Rebecca Church, Dave Campbell, Rita Lawson, Carol Jackson, Director
Absent: Kathleen Kline
Phil made a motion to pass the October 2nd board meeting notes. Dave seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Rita made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report. Phil seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Open House December 11th at 6:30
Closed Dec. 24 and 25; closed NYE at 4; closed NYD and Jan.2nd for staff development
Ordered 6-10 Playaways- Ipod like devices with downloaded books on them
Received approx. 65,000 in funds; hope to receive partial draw on tax money by December 1st
Carol Easterday found a full-time job and subsequently resigned
Friends Update: Looking into ways to liquidate remaining books in meeting room
Linda Thorne gave an update on the Children’s Area
She feels that things are taking off. Through her involvement with the local schools, playgroups and daycares she reads to over 550 kids a month. She will introduce sign language and Spanish into story times and focus on early literacy. Linda has developed some new collections including the parenting and homeschooling books.
Troyer Group #1
They listed the cost for the new meeting room at approx. $60,000.
Drawings are ready.
It is ready to put in the paper; bids are due Dec. 4.
Dave made a motion to accept Troyer’s plans and move along with the bidding process.
Peggy seconded the motion. The motion passed.
An empty shaft in the boiler room needs to be sealed in order to be brought up to fire code. Easterday gave us a quote of $2,850 to fix the problem.
Phil made a motion to accept the Easterday quote and fix the shaft.
Rita seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Troyer Group #2
Troyer needs $17,000 to draw up the blueprints for the improvements to the Children’s Area. They are not to exceed $150,000 for the project cost. Rebecca made a motion to give Troyer the go ahead on the project. Peg seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Quotes for 2008 came in. Yearly cost will now be $14,260.80. This is an increase of 10% or $763.00 more per year. Rita made a motion to renew the insurance for 2008. Rebecca seconded the motion. The motion passed.
We are waiting on the mason to do the brick work
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
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