August 2017




August 17, 2017

OPENING – 9:00 a.m.

  • Chair Nikki called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.

Trustees present: Warren Neyenhuis, Nikki McConnell, Bob Ratcheson, and Brittany McKenzie.

Staff present: Mark Wetherington, Library Director.

  • Adoption of the agenda. The agenda was adopted as presented
  • Public Comment: No members of the public were present to comment.
  • Minutes of the previous meeting. (ACTION) Brittany made a motion to accept the previous minutes, Warren seconded, approved unanimously.
  • Claims for approval. (ACTION) Warren moved to approve the August claims as presented, Brittany seconded the motion, approved unanimously.



  • Financial

The cash balance, expenditures and revenue for the fiscal year through the end of July were reviewed.


  • Director

The director presented basic statistics (circulation, programming, etc.) related to the library’s operations in June. The director provided a staffing update and there was discussion of the retirement of the youth services librarian and recruitment for her position, the strategic planning process, and a potential funding opportunity for Carnegie libraries.


  • Trustees

The board discussed the applications received for the vacant trustee position. An applicant will be contacted to schedule an interview at the September meeting.




Final FY18 Budget Approval

The final budget for Fiscal Year 2018 was approved. Brittany made the motion to approve, Warren seconded, approved unanimously.



Next Meeting Date

The meeting was adjourned by Nikki. The next meeting of the library board is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the meeting room of the library.

Hours and Phone Number

Monday: 10 am to 6 pm

Tuesday: 10 am to 8 pm

Wednesday: 10 am to 8 pm

Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm

Friday: 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday: Closed

Phone: (406)-363-1670 Fax: (406)-363-1678

306 State Street; Hamilton, MT 59840


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