December 2017




December 21, 2017

OPENING – 9:00 a.m.

  • Vice Chair Brittany called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.

Trustees present: Warren Neyenhuis, Brittany McKenzie, Jennifer De Groot, and Bob Ratcheson. Nikki McConnell was absent.

Staff present: Mark Wetherington, Library Director.

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



  • Financial

The cash balance, expenditures and revenue through the end of November were reviewed. The management of the Erickson endowment was also discussed.


  • Director

The director presented basic statistics (circulation, programming, etc.) related to the library’s operations in November. The annual financial report, health insurance, programming, a new door counter to gather more accurate and meaningful statistics, and the strategic plan were discussed.


  • Trustees

The trustees discussed the timeline for the director’s evaluation since the board chair will not be returning until February. It was determined that the evaluation process will start in January and be completed in March upon Nikki’s return.




Child Safety Policy

Bob made a motion to approve the Child Safety Policy that was discussed and edited, Warren seconded. Approved unanimously.



Next Meeting Date

The meeting was adjourned by Brittany. The next meeting of the library board is scheduled for Thursday, January 18th at 9 a.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

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