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April 2018 minutes

The regular monthly meeting of the Switzerland County Public Library Board of Trustees was held Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 4:45 pm in the meeting room of the library. Attending were Allan Bear, Denise Crawford, Sharon Deck, Debbie Margison, Mary Jane Rogers, Bruce Williams, and Shannon Phipps.

Bear made a motion to approve the minutes of the March meeting, seconded by Deck and passed unanimously. Reports of library activity and technology activity were shared. Representatives from ENA were onsite today to look at the current Internet setup. They will be switching our provider from Century Link to ETC when they upgrade our bandwidth before July 1st.  Bank reconciliation statements and the receipt listing were reviewed.

Bills and claims were presented. Crawford made a motion to approve the claims, seconded by Bear and passed unanimously.

Time for Public Comments

There were none.

Old Business

An ad has been placed in the Vevay Newspapers asking for bids to paint the roof. Bids are due by 5:00 pm on April 30th.

Checks have been received from Indiana Farmers Mutual for the building repair. They were also able to recover the $500 deductible from Safeco.

New Business

Wanda Benzing resigned from the library board because of her husband’s illness. The School Board will appoint someone to finish out her term at their April 16th meeting.

Mary Johnson has announced that she will retire May 15th. Since we will have two college students for the summer, there should be no need to hire someone to replace her until August or September.

Bruce mentioned that John Scudder who was on the Library Board when the building was constructed passed away. Allan suggested the library purchase a book in his memory to add to the collection.

Phipps asked the Board if they would prefer to have the October meeting on the 2nd Tuesday since they had been held on the 3rd Tuesday to avoid meeting during Fall Break. This year Fall Break is during the 3rd week. Members agreed by consensus to meet on October 9th which will be the budget adoption.

Phipps will be taking leave 4/13; 4/18-4/27.

The Board will meet in Executive Session in the library meeting room on Wednesday, May 2nd at 9:00 am pursuant to I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(5) to receive information about and interview prospective employees. The regular public meeting will be held May 8th at 3:30 pm.

With no further business, Deck moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:05 pm. Motion seconded by Rogers and passed unanimously.

Minutes recorded by Shannon Phipps.


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