St. Elmo Library District
311 Cumberland Road
St. Elmo, IL 62458
Board Meeting Minutes
July 9, 2020
Present: Koberlein, Kamnick, Hough, Hord, Crawford, Arnold, Denton,
Guest: Wayne Moran
The Budget Hearing was opened at 6:00 p.m. and closed at 6:10 p.m,
both by President Koberlein.
The Board Meeting was called to order at 6:10 p.m. by President
Koberlein. Minutes of the 6/11/20 meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer and librarian’s reports were presented (see attached). Motion
by Crawford, seconded by Hough to approve and pay the bills. Motion
The Secretary’s book was certified by Crawford and Hord.
The board decided to have Timmermans audit the books. This is done
Director Karnes will have the bathroom sink repaired at the Brownstown
Branch Library and the roof repaired at the Beecher City Branch Library.
She also stated that in September she will have all employees complete
the online sexual harassment class.
Director Karnes stated that the Summer Reading Program registration
will be the week of July 20th. Packets may be picked up at all three
libraries. The pickup days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday the
weeks of July 27th and August 3rd. Director Karnes also stated that she
received an anonymous donation that will be used for prizes for the
The board discussed the property lease at the Beecher City Branch
Library. Kamnick will contact Attorney Richard Day about the lease.
The board discussed with Wayne Moran purchasing new computers for
all three library circulation desks and computer stations at the libraries.
The total cost of these would be approximately $550-$600 each.The
board also discussed selling the old computers for $75-$100. each.
Motion was made by Arnold, seconded by Kamnick to purchase fifteen
new computers. Motion carried.
Director Karnes said she would like a new one at each library circulation
desk. One each for her and Karen. Also three for the Beecher City Branch
Library, and two for the Brownstown Branch Library. The rest will be at
the St. Elmo Public Library.
The board discussed having a electronic recycling unit at the Beecher
City Branch Library. This will be on hold until more information is
A motion to adopt ORDINANCE 2020-2 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 1,2020 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2021 was
made by Crawford, seconded by Kamnick.
Kamnick yes Motion carried.
The next library board meeting will be held August 13th at the Beecher
City Branch Library.
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:04 p.m. was made by Arnold,
seconded by Hough. Motion carried.