Minutes – December 19, 2017


December 19, 2017

Village of Big Bend Library Board

W230 S9185 Nevins Street

Big Bend WI 53103

Meeting called to order at 6:30 pm

Present:  Telka Fickland, Leah Fickau, Deanna Quirk, Linda Soneberg, Bobbi Woppert, and Cathy Bronk.

Absent:    Kathy Schneider

Also present:  Karla Lang

Minutes for approval.

–Motion made by Deanna seconded by Leah to approve the November 21, 2017 minutes as amended.  Motion carried.

Treasurers Report.  The Board went over the Treasurers Report.  Motion made by Leah seconded by Cathy to approve the Treasurers Report.  Motion carried.  Next year Karla will be dividing out the fines and the charges for copies on the Treasurers Report.

Accounts Payable.

–Motion made by Cathy seconded by Linda to approve the bills.  Motion carried.

Librarian’s Report:

· Mary Jean read for the first time this year to Big Bend Elementary students and St. Joseph students, in preparation for the Santa program.

· The Santa program was very well attended with 49 kids and 49 adults.

· The AT & T fiber optic update is finally done.

· The e-commerce, the ability to pay fines on line, is now in effect. Patrons have to have a $5 minimum fine and there will be a $.50 charge to use the service.

Library Fund Balance.  Brad will be coming to the meeting in January to talk to us about where we can invest the Library’s money.

–Motion made by Leah seconded by Linda to table the Library Fund Balance.  Motion carried.

Closed Session.

–Motion made by Cathy seconded by Deanna to go into closed session as per WI Statute 19.85(a)(c), considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility, specifically

Library Director and staff.  Roll call vote: Cathy-yes, Leah-yes, Tekla-yes, Linda-yes, Bobbi-yes, Deanna-yes.  Motion carried.

Resume open session.

–Motion made by Leah seconded by Deanna to resume open session.  Roll call vote: Cathy-yes, Leah-yes, Tekla-yes, Linda-yes, Bobbi-yes, Deanna-yes.  Motion carried.  Session resumed at 7:35 pm.

–Motion made by Cathy seconded by Leah to increase the Library Directors salary by $1,200 a year and to increase the staff wages by 2%.  Gift cards will be purchased for the volunteers.  Motion carried.

–Motion made by Linda seconded by Deanna to adjourn.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 7:45.

Respectfully submitted:

Bobbi Woppert