Grangeville Centennial Library Board Meeting
September 20, 2018
The meeting was called to order by Brett Rogers at 5:04PM. Those present: Meleah McCulley, Brett Rogers, Angie Norman, Amy Farris, Susan Anderson, Heidi Brown, and Gina Sobrero. Absent: Brennan Wright.
Meleah requested a discussion item be added to the agenda regarding board terms. The motion was made by Meleah and seconded by Angie. All were in favor of adding the item to the new business agenda.
Minutes from the July 19, 2018 board meeting. ACTION ITEM
Susan made a motion to accept the minutes from the meeting on July 19, 2018. Meleah seconded the motion. Motion passed.
We discussed the current budget spreadsheets. The budget is at 83.16% of total, so there will probably be some left over at the end of the fiscal year. Gina informed the board that a water fountain will be replaced under the current budget.
GRANTS: Finished the Pilcrow, STEM, Idaho Project Learning Tree and PK12. In the process of finding grants that will benefit the library. Heidi and I applied to take a class on Library Grants 101 training with Idaho Commissions for Libraries in October. This is a 4-week class on line.
IDAHO COMMISSION FOR LIBRARIES:
Emily Stitz from North Field Office Consultant for ICFL came and had a meeting with us to discuss policy book and discussed the new director orientation.
Stacy Shaw and Jeannie Standal from ICFL stopped by to introduce themselves and gave us a tour of the ICFL pages.
Heidi and I have been training with Lynn Johnson (GEMS) on cataloging and Valnet.
We have hired 3 new people for front desk: Tami Oaks, Leslie McDaniel, and Adrianna Perez.
The Library will be hosting the Let’s Talk About It series again this year, which will be headed by our Library Aide Sandra Aiken. This will start Jan 15, 2019, with monthly discussions held at The Gallery.
Story Time will continue throughout the year, headed by Heidi and myself. As this is geared toward 0-4 years of age, we are looking to add additional programs for older ages.
The city approved the budget for 2018-19, $109,301.00.
The Board discussed the possibility of creating a library district. The topic had been mentioned in a City Council meeting. The process of forming a library district was examined. Meleah made a motion that the Board members explore looking into forming a library taxing district and bring information back to the next Board meeting. Angie seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Meleah-aye; Angie-Aye; Brett-Aye; Susan-Aye. Motion carried.
Terms for board members were discussed. Meleah’s term expired 5/18, so the item was referred to the November meeting to be an action item.
Meeting was adjourned at 5:58.
Regular Board Meeting: Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 5:00 pm.
Library Board Terms:
Brett Rogers (President): 1/14 – 1/19
Meleah McCulley: 1/14 – 5/18 (Replaced Edie Lustig’s term, 5/13 – 5/18)
Susan Anderson (Secretary): 8/15 – 1/19 (Replaced Diana Higgin’s term, 1/14 – 1/19)
Brennan Wright: 5/17 – 1/20 (Replaced David Rauzi’s term, 1/15 – 1/20)
Angela Norman: 7/18 – 1/21 (Replaced Serena Jackson’s term, 4/15 – 1/21)
Amy Farris: City Council Representative
If a member replaced someone else’s term, they can still do two terms of 5 years after they have completed term they were finishing for someone else.