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September 2018 Minutes

Switzerland County Public Library

Board Meeting Minutes

September 11, 2018

The regular monthly meeting of the Switzerland County Public Library Board of Trustees was held Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 3:30 pm in the meeting room of the library. Attending were Allan Bear, Denise Crawford, Debbie Margison, Mary Jane Rogers, Bruce Williams, Lee Jaye Lohide, and Emily Fox. Not attending was Sharon Deck.

Bear made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 14th meeting, seconded by Crawford and passed unanimously. Reports of library activity and technology activity were shared. Bank statements from both July and August were presented due to the July statements being unavailable last month.

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

Time for Public Comments

The budget hearing for 2019’s budget was held. There were no public comments. The board discussed Fox’s proposed raise from $47,000 annually to $50,000 annually to account for insurance. This had been previously discussed.

Old Business

The programming policy that was reviewed in August was passed unanimously.

Fox attended the budget workshop in Franklin County and everything went well.

Fox is still in the process of using the $500 leadership grant she received in July.

New Business

The Personnel and Confidentiality policies were reviewed. No changes were made to the Confidentiality policy. Within the Personnel policy, language was added to address tardiness, call-ins, security camera use, and time off without pay. Crawford motioned to approve, Williams seconded, and the policy passed unanimously. Discussions on additional changes were tabled until the October meeting.

Fox shared she has been elected to serve on the Patron Services committee for Evergreen Indiana and will be attending a meeting on September 18th in Greenwood.

Fox also shared she would be attending the Director’s regional roundtable meeting in Charlestown on September 28th.

The next meeting will be October 9th at 3:30 pm.

Minutes recorded by Emily Fox.


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