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McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
 January 14, 2006

Roll Call –  Gerald called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Dianna Afuvai, Erlene Gideon, Brenda Kilby, Marilyn Carnell-Williams and Carrie Cline

Reading of Minutes - After reviewing the November  minutes, Brenda made a motion to accept the minutes as written, Dianna seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Director's Report

    *Carrie presented the November and December statistics, as well as the year-end stats.

    *Carrie taught the very first Basic Computer class with our new laptop lab.

    *Carrie researched the MOCAF plan, and presented a list of institutions that you must be employed by to be eligible, which we are not.

    *Erlene Gideon has been appointed as our new trustee from the Stella area.  Carrie handed out a new list of trustee addresses for everyone.

Financial Report - After reviewing the November and December financial reports, Dianna made a motion to approve the financial statements, Brenda seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Public comments on agenda items - No comments.

Old Business
    A.  Library Services Planning - Carrie presented the board with the potential cost of running a tax-increase in the April or November elections this year, and with time being so short, the board opted to wait until a year from April to run the issue.  We will spend this next year making presentations around the county to education the residents, and doing lots of PR in the newspapers, etc.  We will all bring information to the April board meeting to compile into a presentation.

New Business
    A.  Finalize 2005 Budget - After discussion, Dianna made a motion to approve and finalize the 2005 Budget, Brenda seconded, and it carried unanimously.

    B.  2006 Budget - After discussion, Brenda made a motion to approve the proposed 2006 budget, including the salary line item for $120,085, which includes a 2% raise for hourly staff,  a $20/month payment to each employee to apply towards an Aflac policy, and Carrie's insurance for $2880.  Dianna seconded, and it carried unanimously.  Marilyn made a motion to place $10,000 into each of the two CD's.  Dianna seconded, and it carried unanimously.

General Public Comments - no comments

Adjourn - Erlene made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Marilyn seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m.  The next meeting will be held on February 11th.


McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
February 11, 2006

Roll Call –  Gerald called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Erlene Gideon, Brenda Kilby, Marilyn Carnell-Williams and Carrie Cline.  Dianna Afuvai was unable to attend.  Susana Branum, Bethany Frerer, and Dara Frerer attended as guests of Brenda.

Reading of Minutes - After reviewing the January minutes, Marilyn made a motion to accept the minutes as written, Erlene seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Director's Report

    *Carrie presented the January statistics.

    *Carrie presented the board with a more accurate salary budget for 2005, and an updated proposed 2006 budget with the Salary line item included.

    *Carrie renewed the Library's savings CD, and presented the list of bids received.  The $55,876 CD was renewed with Community Bank and Trust for 11 months.

    *Basic Computer classes are going well, with many more planned.

    *Carrie will be presenting her Jesse James presentation again at Grove in a couple of weeks.

Financial Report - After reviewing the January financial reports, Brenda made a motion to approve the financial statements, Marilyn seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Public comments on agenda items - No comments.

Old Business
    A.  Library Services Planning -  Brenda invited members of her PR class to attend the board meeting and take ideas back with them for a class project.  In order to pass a tax increase next April, the board members discussed many ideas of communicating our need with the public.  We need to have accurate numbers, brag about current services, and plan future services should the tax increase pass.  Brenda's class will prepare a time line and budget for the board, and present it in a couple of months.  Carrie and the board will continue promoting the library and its needs with our public in whatever venue we are presented with.

New Business - No new business.
   
General Public Comments - no comments

Adjourn - Marilyn made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Brenda seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 11:20 a.m.  The next meeting will be held on March 18th.

McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
March 18, 2006

Roll Call -  Gerald Elkins called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Erlene Gideon, Dianna Afuvai, Marilyn Carnell-Williams, Brenda Kilby and Carrie Cline.

Reading of Minutes - The February minutes were read and discussed.  Marilyn made a motion to approve the minutes, Dianna seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Director's Report
    * Carrie presented the February statistics.

    * Missouri has hired a new State Library, Margaret Conroy.  Margaret is the current director of the Missouri Regional Library in Jefferson City, and is well acquainted with legislative and funding facts and processes.

    * Carrie and Bruce have been invited (all expenses paid) to present their Jesse James Digitization Project at St. Louis and Kansas City by MLNC.

    * The library is planning a 2006 Senior Fair, since last year's was such a success.   

    * Carrie will be presenting Basic Internet and Basic Word Processing classes for the ESL class in Noel.  The instructor will translate for Carrie.


Financial Report - After reviewing the February financial reports, Dianna made a motion to approve the financial statements, Brenda seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Public Comments on Agenda Items - No comments.

Old Business
    A.  Library Services Planning - Brenda reported that her students are hoping to make this into a Club project, so they can involve more people in the planning process.  Ideas were presented on ways to make the library more visible, including a series of ads in the newspaper, billboard signs, inserts in utility bills that reach the entire county, and flyers that the library can put up or have available on the web site for others to print off and distribute. 
Since the Senior Fair is coming up, it was suggested that the booths all be placed outside under a large tents and canopies, while tours of the library can take place indoors with unobstructed viewing of all library areas.

New Business - No new business.

General Public Comments - no comments

Adjourn - Marilyn made a motion to adjourn, Erlene seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m.  The next meeting will be held on April 8th .


McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
April
8, 2006

 

Roll Call -  Gerald Elkins called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Erlene Gideon, Dianna Afuvai, Marilyn Carnell-Williams, Brenda Kilby and Carrie Cline.

Reading of Minutes - The March minutes were read and discussed.  Marilyn made a motion to approve the minutes, Dianna seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Director's Report
   
* Carrie presented the March statistics.

    * The Library staff are gearing up for the Senior Fair on May 7th.  Carrie presented a list of agencies and businesses invited and current responses.  Gerald added two more names to the list.

    *A rotating kiosk has been purchased for the entryway to post information for our patrons.  The Friends of the Library graciously purchased a white-board information sign for classes, etc.

    * Carrie presented a Basic Internet class for the ESL class in Noel, which was a success.  The teacher translated Carrie's instruction and the class seemed to enjoy themselves using the Internet.

    * The spring Book Sale will be held on April 25th through the 29th.

    * The board suggested that Carrie send copies of each newsletter to all of the area newspapers and media, and to the County Commissioners, etc.

Financial Report - After reviewing the March financial reports, Brenda made a motion to approve the financial statements, Erlene seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Public Comments on Agenda Items - No comments.

Old Business
    A.  Library Services Planning -
Carrie presented a page of facts and figures of library statistics.  Also presented were the responses from on-line surveys received so far.
     Carrie alerted the board for the need of climate-controlled storage for many computers and monitors that the library has.  These computers are still viable, and each represents hours of Bruce's work programming them to work with our network and backups.  Marilyn suggested the use of her home close the library, as it is climate-controlled but not currently being lived in.  She needed to talk to her husband first, but Brenda made a motion that we tentatively approve this plan pending final agreement from all parties.  Dianna seconded this, and it passed unanimously.
    Brenda suggested that we need a liaison from every community to attend a library planning meeting and work with the board on getting a tax increase improved.
    Gerald suggested that by the October board meeting, we have a presentation ready to go, and all other information and talking points.  We need a good marriage of all media and outreach opportunities.

New Business - no new business

General Public Comments - no public comments

Adjourn - Brenda made a motion that we adjourn the meeting, Marilyn seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 11:00 a.m.  The next meeting will be held on May 13th.




McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
May
13, 2006

 

Roll Call -  Gerald Elkins called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins,  Dianna Afuvai, Marilyn Carnell-Williams, Brenda Kilby and Carrie Cline.  Erlene Gideon was unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes - The March minutes were read and discussed.  Marilyn made a motion to approve the minutes, Brenda seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Director's Report
   
* Carrie presented the April  statistics.

    * Carrie presented a kind survey received from the web site, from a patron who appreciates the online obit. database.

    * The Senior Fair was a great success, and the vendors really enjoyed the tent instead of being in the library. 

    * Carrie presented the 2006 Summer Reading Program schedule of events.

Financial Report - After reviewing the April  financial reports, Dianna made a motion to approve the financial statements, Marilyn seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Public Comments on Agenda Items - No comments.

Old Business - No old business
  
New Business -
    A.  Marilyn brought up the Special Collections area of the library and the difficulty seeing the items in the cabinets.  This is certainly an issue to consider when adding on to the library.

General Public Comments - no comments

Adjourn - Dianna made a motion to adjourn, Marilyn seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m.  The next meeting will be held on June 10th.




McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
June 10, 2006

 

Roll Call -  Gerald Elkins called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins,  Dianna Afuvai, Erlene Gideon, and Carrie Cline.  Brenda Kilby and Marilyn Carnell-Williams were unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes - The May minutes were read and discussed.  Dianna made a motion to approve the minutes, Erlene seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Director's Report
    * Carrie presented the May statistics.

    * The Building Fund CD came up for renewal, and as directed by the board, Carrie added $10,000.00 to it, for a total of $32,005.54, and awarded it to Hometown Bank, with a rate of 5.03% for 9 months.

     * The Summer Reading Program kick-off was held Thursday evening, with Reptile World presenting wonderful snakes and lizards.  The crowd numbered well over 200 and everyone had a great time.

    * A wonderful donation was made to the Genealogy Department from the estate of Maxine Ables, and the librarians and volunteers are busy sorting and cataloging the wonderful records.

Financial Report - After reviewing the May  financial reports, Erlene made a motion to approve the financial statements, Dianna seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Public Comments on Agenda Items - No comments.

Old Business - No old business
  
New Business -
    A.  Since Gerald will be going off of the board at the end of this year, and election for new officers of the board should be held in the next few months

General Public Comments - no comments

Adjourn - Dianna made a motion to adjourn, Erlene seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 10:35 a.m.  The next meeting will be held on July 8th.

 




McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
July 8, 2006


Roll Call -  Gerald Elkins called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Marilyn Carnell-Williams, Brenda Kilby, Erlene Gideon and Carrie Cline.  Dianna Afuvai was unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes - The June minutes were read and discussed.  Erlene made a motion to approve the minutes, Marilyn seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Director's Report
   
* Carrie presented the June statistics.

    * The final evening Summer Reading Program was a success, and parking was not a problem as there was no game.  Carrie reported that the Pineville Police Department was very kind and offered to help if there were any more problems.

     * Jenna at the Noel Library set up a booth at the big event last weekend, and reported a huge turnout.  She gave away free books that had been donated by Scholastic Books last year, and said she had a wonderful time promoting the Noel Library to her community.

     * Carrie showed off some items that Bruce Arnold has been working on to improve the web site, including full scans of head stones from area cemeteries, and full scans of obituaries to attach to our database.  Carrie then displayed his final promotional program that can guide viewers through our completed Jesse James digitization project.  The grant cycle is officially over, the final payment will be paid to Bruce Arnold as Project Director, and the final report is due to the State Library before the end of July.

     * Carrie presented the Notice of Assessed Valuations for 2006 from Joye Helm.

     * There will need to be an election of trustee officers soon, as Gerald will be leaving the board. 

Financial Report - After reviewing the June financial reports, Brenda made a motion to approve the financial statements, Erlene seconded, and it carried unanimously.

Public Comments on Agenda Items - No comments.

Old Business - No old business
  
New Business -
    A.  Gerald would like to see our budget placed in the newspaper, even though the library is not required by law to do so, as the county is.  Discussion followed with no vote.

    B.  Discussion was held on the position of Technical Consultant, which Bruce Arnold has held for several years.  Since the position has grown from a small role to a major budget expense because of the extreme importance to the operation of the library, the board recognizes that the position needs to be bid out on an annual basis.  The Consultant is not an employee of the library, but an Independent Consultant, and therefore should be open for the general public to apply for.
     The board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday evening, July 18th at 5 p.m. to formulate an ad, based on information from Bruce Arnold about what the position entails.  The ad will run for two weeks in area newspapers, and the position will be awarded to the best and most qualified bid. 

Brenda made a motion to close the Open Session and Marilyn seconded.  The vote was Gerald - yes, Erlene - yes, Marilyn - yes, and Brenda - yes. 

Marilyn made a motion to open Closed Session, pursuant to MO SS 610.021 (3), and Brenda seconded.  The vote was Gerald - yes, Erlene - yes, Marilyn - yes, and Brenda - yes.

Closed Session Minutes -  No action was taken.

Brenda made a motion to close the Closed Session, and Erlene seconded.  The vote was Gerald - yes, Erlene - yes, Marilyn - yes, and Brenda - yes.

Marilyn made a motion to reopen the Open Session, and Brenda seconded.  The vote was Gerald - yes, Erlene - yes, Marilyn - yes, and Brenda - yes.

General Public Comments - no comments.

Adjourn - Marilyn made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Erlene seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 11:10 a.m.  The next regular meeting will be held on August 12th.



McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
August 12, 2006

 

Roll Call -  The meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Erlene Gideon, Dianna Afuvai, Marilyn Carnell-Williams, and Carrie Cline.  Brenda Kilby was unable to attend.

Reading of Minutes -  After reading and discussing the July minutes, Marilyn made a motion to approve the minutes, Dianna seconded, and they were approved unanimously.

Director's Report
    *Carrie presented the Statistics for July.  Even though the month was extremely busy, the Pineville stats were a little down from last year in a few categories.  Noel's stats are up, however, as they have been having excellent attendance.

    *The library received a donation of $1095.00 from Miller Brewing Company via Wal-Mart. 

    *Carrie presented the final statistics of our 2006 Summer Reading Program, and the children read more hours this year than ever before.

    *The library will have a booth at Jesse James Days to promote the newly digitized collection, and will present a program at 3:00 on Saturday during the festivities.

    *Carrie will present her Jesse James presentation once again at the Grove Library on Tuesday, August 15th.

    *Carrie and Retha will give a presentation in Neosho on September 11th on research at the McDonald County Library.

Financial Report - After reviewing the financial reports, Dianna made a motion to approve the reports, Erlene seconded, and they were approved unanimously.

Public comments on agenda items - no comments.

Old Business - Marilyn asked the board's opinion of having an architect draw up a facial design of our proposed building project.  The board requested that she find out what the cost will be, and discussed the possibility of it being an Equalization project.

New Business
    A.  Library Services Planning - Discussion began on ways to reach all areas of the county to promote our tax increase plan, and Carrie reported that the library was able to purchase a movie license for only $50 through MLNC.  This enables the library to show movies in public settings without being in violation of the law.  It was suggested that the library could show the Jesse James movie during Jesse James Days, and then show movies around the county.  They could be held outdoors in parks, and folks could bring their lawn chairs and enjoy.  We could take a few minutes to promote the library before the movie, either with an oral presentation, or with an opening slide show.  Carrie promised to begin planning this, and look into purchasing a PA system and a movie projector.

    B.  Election of Officers - Election of officers will be held at the September meeting.

General public comments - no comments.

Adjourn - Erlene made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Marilyn seconded, and it was adjourned at 10:55 a.m.  The next regular meeting will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 10 a.m.


McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
September 2006

Roll Call -  The meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m.  Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Erlene Gideon, Dianna Afuvai, Marilyn Carnell-Williams, Brenda Kilby and Carrie Cline. 

Reading of Minutes -  After reading and discussing the August minutes, Dianna made a motion to approve the minutes, Erlene seconded, and they were approved unanimously.

Director's Report
    *Carrie presented the Statistics for August.

    *Carrie reported the great success of the library's activities during Jesse James Days.  The movie in the park was a great success, and many thanks to Bruce Arnold for making it happen so smoothly.  The pictures posted at the library booth on the square were enjoyed, and the Saturday afternoon presentation  was a great time to show off our Digitization project.

    *Carrie and Retha will be traveling to Neosho Monday night to present a program to the Newton County Genealogy Society about the many resources available at the McDonald County Library Genealogy Department.

Financial Report - After reviewing the financial reports, Brenda made a motion to approve the reports, Dianna seconded, and they were approved unanimously.

Public comments on agenda items - no comments.

Old Business - Marilyn asked the board's opinion of having an architect draw up a facial design of our proposed building project.  The board requested that she find out what the cost will be, and discussed the possibility of it being an Equalization project.

New Business
    A.  Selection of Bid - Bruce Arnold's bid was the only one received for the Technical Consultant position.  After discussion, Brenda made a motion to accept the bid presented to us from Bruce Arnold at $60/hour, Dianna seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

Brenda made a motion to close the open meeting and open a Special Closed Session, pursuant to State Statute 610.021 (3) regarding Personnel.  Dianne seconded the motion and a Closed Session was opened.

Closed Session Minutes from Brenda Kilby - A discussion about salary for the Director was held.  It was decided to raise the director's salary to $41,500 as of January 1, 2007.  The motion was made by Dianna Afuvai, seconded by Marilyn Carnell, and the vote was as follows:

   Gerald Elkins - yes
   Marilyn Carnell - yes
   Brenda Kilby - yes
   Erlene Gideon - yes
   Dianna Afuvai - yes

Marilyn made a motion to close the Closed Session and open the Open Session back up.  Dianna seconded, and the Open Session was re-opened.  Erlene Gideon had to leave the meeting due to previous commitments.

Old Business
    A.  Election of Officers -
        PRESIDENT - Gerald nominated Brenda Kilby as President and Dianna seconded.  The floor was open for any other nominations, but there weren't any.  The vote was unanimous, and Brenda Kilby is the new Board President.

        VICE-PRESIDENT - Brenda nominated Erlene Gideon as the new Vice-President, Marilyn seconded, and the vote was unanimous.

       TREASURER - Brenda nominated Marilyn Carnell as the Board Treasurer, Dianna seconded, and the vote was unanimous.
 
     Each term runs for 2 years.

    B.  Architect - Marilyn reported that she contacted the Architect about a drawing of a proposed building expansion, and she will have more information for the next meeting.

General public comments - no comments.

Adjourn - Brenda made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Marilyn seconded, and it was adjourned at 11:40 a.m.  The next regular meeting will be held on Saturday, October 21st at 10 a.m.


McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
October 21, 2006

Roll Call -  The meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m. by President Brenda Kilby.   Those members present were Gerald Elkins, Erlene Gideon, Marilyn Carnell-Williams, Brenda Kilby and Carrie Cline.  Dianna Afuvai was not present.

Reading of Minutes -  After reading and discussing the September minutes, Marilyn made a motion to approve the minutes, Gerald seconded, and they were approved unanimously.

Director's Report
    *Carrie presented the Statistics for September.

    *The Library has scheduled a slate of fall computer classes, all of which have filled up.  A new collection of classes will be announced after the holidays.

    *The Missouri Library Association fall conference was a wonderful learning experinence, and Carrie gave the board highlights, including two general sessions speeches on the future of libraries, including reaching the teen population that are mainly not library users right now.  As Vice-Chair of the Children's Services Round Table, Carrie helped with a post-conference for children's librarians in conjunction with the Missouri Association of School Librarians.

     *The board discussed the importance of finding some potential qualified candidates to take Gerald's place as he goes off the board.  These candidates can then be recommended to the county commission for their approval.

    *In the area of lifelong education for the staff, Retha and Francine have chosen to sit down one-on-one with Bruce Arnold for some personalized computer training.

    *Carrie checked into the Dolly Parton grant, but it is only given out to certain counties in Tennessee.

Financial Report - After reviewing the financial reports, Erlene made a motion to approve the reports, Marilyn seconded, and they were approved unanimously.

Public comments on agenda items - no comments.

Old Business
   A.  Library Services Planning - Marilyn presented a bid from Hood-Rich for architectural drawings of our proposed building addition.  The first amount was $1650 for 3 drawings and revised floor plans, and an additional $680 additional expenses for work already done.  Gerald made a motion to accept this bid, Marilyn seconded, and it was approved unanimously.
    After discussion about an upcoming tax increase proposal, Gerald made a motion to pursue opening the library on Mondays depending on a positive vote on the April election.  Erlene seconded, and it was approved unanimously.

New Business
    A.  Resurfacer Purchase -
Carrie presented a potential purchase for the library, the RTI Eco-Senior DVD/CD resurfacer.  The total cost is $6545 and includes free shipping and free supplies.  Because of the tremendous circulation of DVDs and CDs and the amount of damage and loss resulting in replacement, this machine could save the library a lot of money.  The library could also charge the public to resurface their DVDs, CDs, and video game disks.  Marilyn made a motion to approve the purchase and take advantage of the split payment between 2006 and 2007.  Gerald seconded, and the motion was approved unanimously.

    B.  Date Change - Because of scheduling conflicts, Gerald asked that the November meeting be held on November 18th instead of November 11th, which was agreed upon.

General public comments - Marilyn had a landscaping question on behalf of the Friends of the Library.  A few members seemed to be under the impression that the library had no budgeted amound set aside for Ground Maintenance, which it does.  Brenda requested that a copy of our budget be forwarded to the Friends group and that we welcome any questions that they might have.

Adjourn - Marilyn made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Erlene seconded, and it was adjourned at 11:10 a.m.  The next regular meeting will be held on Saturday, November 18th at 10 a.m.

McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
November  11, 2006

Due to lack of quorum, the meeting was cancelled.


McDonald County Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
December
20, 2006

 

Roll Call -  The meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m. by Brenda Kilby.  Those members present were Brenda Kilby, Gerald Elkins, Marilyn Carnell-Williams, Erlene Gideon, Laura Pope, and Carrie Cline.

Reading of Minutes -   The October minutes were read and discussed.  Marilyn made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Gerald seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

Director's Report -
    * The October and November Statistics were presented.

    * Carrie had a conversation with a patron from Southwest City who is very interested in building a branch library there.  She will try to attend an upcoming board meeting to discuss this idea with the board.

    *The 2006 Budget will be finalized at the January meeting.

    *There will be a new selection of computer classes coming up this spring.

Financial Reports - The financial reports were presented for October and November.  After discussion, Laura made a motion to approve the reports, Erlene seconded, and it was passed unanimously.

Public comments on agenda items -  There were no comments.

Old Business
    A. Hood Rich Architects -
Jack Hood contacted Marilyn and Carrie to see if we had updated  the plans they had sent.  The board decided to look more closely at this during the January meeting.

New Business
    A.  2007 Proposed Budget -
Carrie presented a proposed budget, along with a suggested pay increase for the hourly employees.  There was also discussion about our large cut in Equalization funds for 2007 and why this has occurred.  Carrie and the board will investigate this further before the next meeting.  Marilyn requested that the Community Programs line item be increased to $3500, and Professional Development be increased to $2500.  The Equalization amount of $13,324 was added to the proposed budget, and the proposed property taxes expected was raised to $190,000.
    Laura made a motion that the $11.40 rate of pay be raised to $12.00/hour, the $8.42 rate of pay be raised to $10.00/hour and the $6.78 rate of pay be increased to $7.50/hour.  Gerald seconded this motion, and it passed unanimously.
    Marilyn made a motion that the Proposed 2007 Budget with the listed amendments and pay raises be approved, Laura seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

    B.  Trustee Appointments - Gerald Elkin's term on the board expires at the end of this month, and Alice Snodgrass has been appointed in his place.  Dianna Afuvai had to resign her position due to personal issues, and Laura Pope was appointed to fill that vacancy.  Thank you to Gerald Elkins for his many years of service to the library board, and welcome to Alice and Laura!

General Public Comments - There were no comments.

Gerald made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Erlene seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.  The next meeting will be held on Saturday, January 13th.