Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. Those members present were Carrie Cline, Alice Snodgrass, Erlene Gideon, Ann Crowder-Sanders, Rachel Abercrombie, and Sheila Owens. Megan Hill attended as a guest.
Reading of Minutes – After reading and discussing the November minutes, Erlene made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Ann seconded, and the minutes were approved unanimously.
- Carrie presented the November statistics, noting the increase at both locations, especially Noel.
- Carrie hasn’t heard whether her Summer Reading Program grant has been funded for a third year, but either way, we will have an additional adult program this next summer.
- Shannon has returned to the staff after 6 months away, and everyone is glad to have her back!
- Jenna has been working with the Noel Housing Authority to possibly remodel the current Noel Computer Lab door to make the library more accessible.
Financial Report - After reviewing the November reports, Rachel made a motion to approve the financial reports, Erlene seconded, and it passed unanimously.
Public Comments on Agenda Items - none
A. Southwest City Library Update - Megan Hill presented information about the current status of the building. Plans continue to develop concerning the legal agreement of handing the building over to the McDonald County Library. Right now, a grand opening date will be in late April, early May. It might coincide with Old Timer’s Day in Southwest City.
Carrie will find out potential budget numbers from MOREnet concerning the new building and connectivity costs, so that Megan can present these numbers to Jay Mitchell at the Ozark Telephone Company. He is a big contributor to the new building and would like to provide Internet access instead of MOREnet, if the price is competitive.
The foundation intends to have one more Home Tour next year, as this year was another great success. She would like to have the library as one of the tour stops, if it’s ok with the staff. Carrie assured her the staff would be very supportive.
A. 2011 Proposed Budget – Carrie presented figures to set the 2011 budget. Many of these numbers will have to be amended as the year progresses and the new library opens, but the budget can be revisited and amended at any time. With only one change to the income portion, Rachel made a motion to approve the 2011 budget as written, Sheila seconded, and it passed unanimously.
General Public Comments - none
Adjourn - Sheila made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Rachel seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m. The next meeting will be held on January 8th.