June 2017





June 22, 2017

OPENING – 9:00 a.m.

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

Trustees present: Bruce Weide, Nikki McConnell, Bob Ratcheson, Brittany McKenzie, and Carole Olson.

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, Bob seconded, approved unanimously.
  • Claims for approval. (ACTION) Brittany moved to approve the June claims as presented, Carole seconded the motion, approved unanimously.



  • Financial

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


  • Director

The director presented basic statistics (circulation, programming, etc.) related to the library’s operations in May. The director provided a staffing update and discussed summer programs at the library, the library’s request to the county commissioners for additional funding, and the idea of implementing a permissive medical levy in the future to help offset the cost of premium increases for health insurance.


  • Trustees

Brittany noted a change to her morning availability beginning in late August. The possibility of moving the meeting time was discussed. Bruce was thanked for his service as a trustee for two terms.




FY17-18 Budget Discussion

The draft budget for FY18 was approved. Bob made the motion, Brittany seconded, approved unanimously.



Social Security Resolution

Bob made a motion to adopt a resolution for a social security referendum for employees, per the request of the state social security administration, seconded by Nikki, approved unanimously.



Next Meeting Date

The next meeting of the library board is scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2017 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

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

306 State Street; Hamilton, MT 59840


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