Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. Those members present were Ann Crowder-Sanders, Alice Snodgrass, Sheila Owens, Erlene Gideon, Rachel Abercrombie, and Carrie Cline.
Reading of Minutes – After reviewing the December minutes, Sheila made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Ann seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
- Carrie presented the December statistics and the 2011 Year-End statistics for all three libraries.
- The full-time staff members met with Carrie in early January to discuss the 2012 budget and come up with any way to trim expenses. A few part-time hours will be cut beginning in February, and cleaning, ground maintenance, and library supplies can be trimmed with effort from the staff.
- Carrie attended the LSTA meeting in Springfield and was able to discuss the needs of McDonald County and the programs we rely on.
- In December, the McDonald County Library accepted donations to Crosslines in lieu of fines, and $760 were raised.
Financial Reports – After reviewing the financial reports, Erlene made a motion to accept the reports, Rachel seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
Public comments on agenda items – none
Old Business – none
A. Finalize 2011 Budget – After reviewing Carrie’s proposed amendments, Ann made a motion to accept the final 2011 budget with the proposed amendments. Sheila seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
General public comments – none
Adjourn – Erlene made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Sheila seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m. The next meeting will be held on February 11th.