May 2017





May 25, 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, and Brittany McKenzie. Carole Olson was 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) Nikki made a motion to accept the previous minutes, Bob seconded, approved unanimously.
  • Claims for approval. (ACTION) Brittany moved to approve the May claims as presented, Bob seconded the motion, approved unanimously.



  • Financial

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


  • Director

The director presented basic statistics (circulation, programming, etc.) related to the library’s operations in April. The director provided a staffing update and discussed the Tamarack Federation meeting, summer programs at the library, the library’s presentation to the county commissioners on June 1, and the budget forecast for the Montana State Library and potential impacts to the Bitterroot Public Library.


  • Trustees

Nikki has reached the required amount of training hours for trustee certification and has sent her application in the Montana State Library for approval.





FY17-18 Budget Discussion

This item was tabled until the June meeting.



Interlibrary Loan Policy Review and Revision

Brittany made a motion to revise the library’s Interlibrary Loan Policy to allow patrons 10 completed ILL per calendar month, with a $3.00 fee to cover postage to be charged for additional items requests (effective July 1, 2017). Nikki seconded the motion. Approved unanimously.



Next Meeting Date

The next meeting of the library board is scheduled for Thursday, June 15, 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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