March 2017




March 16, 2017

Approved April 20, 2017

OPENING  9:00 a.m.

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

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

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) Bob made a motion to accept the previous minutes, Nikki seconded, approved unanimously.
  • Claims for approval. (ACTION) Nikki moved to approve the March claims as presented, Bob seconded the motion, approved unanimously.


  • Financial

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

  • Director

The director presented basic statistics (circulation, programming, etc.) related to the library’s operations in February. The director briefly discussed an investment opportunity for library funds recommended by the city finance officer, the arrival and forthcoming installation of a map printer similar to what is offered at Missoula Public Library, and library events.

  • Trustees

Discussion of trustee recruitment occurred with the goal of having a trustee appointed and attending meetings as a guest by May agreed upon. One application has been received and applications will continue to be accepted until the April meeting.

There was also discussion of increasing the library’s outreach via e-mail.


Strategic Plan Discussion

Tabled until the April meeting.

FY17-18 Budget Discussion

The library’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 was discussed.


Next Meeting Date

The next meeting of the library board is scheduled for Thursday, April 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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