BITTERROOT PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
June 23, 2016
OPENING – 9:00 a.m.
- Chair Bruce called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.
Trustees present: Warren Neyenhuis, Nikki McConnell, Bruce Weide, Rick Fuhrman, and Carole Olson were present.
Staff present: Mark Wetherington, Library Director.
- Adoption of the agenda. The agenda was approved unanimously.
- Public Comment: No members of the public were presnt to comment.
- Minutes of the previous meeting. (ACTION) Nikki made a motion to accept the previous minutes, Rick seconded, approved unanimously.
- Claims for approval. (ACTION) No claims were submitted for approval.
Year-to-date financial reports and year-end totals from previous years were reviewed during the discussion of the budget.
The director discussed necessary maintenance of trees in the boulevard and interest in the vacant trustee position.
The contributions of the library foundation to the roof extension project and centennial t-shirts for volunteers and staff was noted with much appreciation.
FY16-17 Budget Discussion
The FY16-17 budget and information regarding prior year budgets, end-of-year cash balances, projected and realized deficits in past years, and other related financial topics were discussed in detail.
Prior to approval of the budget as a whole, discussion was held regarding staff compensation and administrative schedules. Nikki made a motion to approve a 3% raise for all staff and an additional raise of $0.25 per hour, Warren seconded the motion. Approved by majority vote, with one board member opposed. Rick also made a motion to approve a 36-hour/four-day work week for the director with modified compensation, Warren seconded the motion, approved by majority with one board member opposed.
A motion was made by Rick to approve the budget with the above changes, Warren seconded the motion. Approved unanimously.
- Next Meeting Date
The next meeting of the library board is scheduled for July 21, 2016 at 9 a.m. in the library.