July 7, 2018 Meeting Minutes

St. Elmo Library District
311 Cumberland Road
St. Elmo, IL 62458

Board Meeting Minutes
July 7, 2018

Present: Koberlein, Hough, Crawford, Arnold, Kamnick, Denton, Director Karnes
Guests: JoAn Evans

The Budget Hearing was opened at 10:00 a.m. by President Koberlein. And closed at 10:10 by President Koberlein.

The Board Meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m. by President Koberlein. Minutes of the 6/14/18 meeting were read and approved. Treasurer and librarian’s reports were presented (see attached). Motion by Crawford, seconded by Arnold to approve and pay the bills. Motion carried.

A plaque was presented to Jim and Betty Bolds for their 21 years of service to the St. Elmo Library. And board members thanked them for their service.

At the St. Elmo Public Library Director Karnes said that the attendance for the summer reading program was down. Culbertsons Heating and Cooling came and checked duct work above the circulation desk and got the vent working properly. They also suggested running the fan on the air conditioner all the time to help circulate the air better. Director Karnes has started on the IPLAR. Paper towel dispensers were installed. The awnings were re-installed after being cleaned. And the cook stove was hooked up.

At the Beecher City Branch Library another row of lights were installed by Integrity Electric. JoAn Evans said she would be returning to work on July 16th with restrictions. Attendance is down at the summer reading program.

The board decided to have Timmermans audit the books. This is done yearly. The secretary’s book was certified.

Motion to adopt ORDINANCE 2018-3 AN ORDINANCE TO LEVY AND ASSESS A TAX
FOR ST. ELMO PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT OF THE COUNTIES OF FAYETTE, EFFINGHAM
AND SHELBY, STATE OF ILLINOIS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2018 AND
ENDING JUNE 30, 2019 was made by Hough, seconded by Denton.
Koberlein yes
Hough yes
Crawford yes
Arnold yes
Kamnick yes
Denton yes                                      Motion carried.

The next library board meeting will be held August 9th at the Beecher City Branch Library.

Motion to go into closed session to discuss personnel was made by Kamnick, seconded by Arnold at 10:45 a.m. Motion carried.

Motion to leave closed session was made by Kamnick, seconded by Arnold. Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Arnold, seconded by Kamnick. Motion carried.