Roll Call - The meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m. Those members present were Rachel Abercrombie, Alice Snodgrass, Sheila Owens, Ann Crowder-Sanders, and Carrie Cline. Erlene Gideon was unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – Since the April board meeting was cancelled due to lack of quorum, the March minutes were read and discussed. Ann made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Rachel seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
Director’s Report -
- Carrie presented the March and April statistics.
- The Summer Reading Program is almost upon us. Children, teens, and adults can begin enrolling on Monday, and the big kick off event will be held on Friday night, June 1st at 6 p.m. behind the Pineville library. Carrie encouraged all trustees to attend who could help. Also, the program this year will be operated on a very tight budget, but Carrie anticipates a phenomenal program regardless.
- The Voices Youth Program has presented us with a free youth worker who can work 20 hours a week up to 240 hours. We will have Zoe with us until August, and she will be a terrific and much-needed worker during the summer.
- The Cintas changeover was completed last week. Bruce and Carrie took the Cintas dispensers down and installed the new ones, and Cintas came and picked everything up.
Financial Report – After reviewing the March and April financial reports, Rachel made a motion to approve them, Sheila seconded, and they were approved unanimously.
Public comments on agenda items – none
Old Business – none
A. Budget Discussion – The expected property taxes are down so far this year, and the board discussed options for keeping the revenue coming in. If we opted for a ten cent sales tax increase, the first increase ever for the library, it would double our income while showing up very small on property tax statements. The board recommended that the staff hand out a survey to our current library users to see what their feelings are on the subject, and the board can use their comments to proceed.
General public comments – none
Adjourn – Sheila made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Ann seconded and the meeting was adjourned at 11 a.m. The next meeting will be held on the third Saturday in June, on June 16th.