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The library is governed by an independent Board of Trustees.

LibraryBoardThe Library Board is responsible for overseeing the establishment, management, and maintenance of the library.

The Library Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 8:00pm.


Jean Steinmann


Angie Becker


Judy Kampwerth

Yvonne Ratermann


Bonnie Holzinger
Board Member

Gwen Fischer
Board Member

 Jim Sprengel
Board Member


Mary Heeren
Board Member

Cyndi Riley
Board Member






View Our Library Agendas and Minutes Below 

                                JULY 2017 AGENDA


       I. Call meeting to order.

       II. Establish a quorum and approve agenda.

      III. Secretary's Report.

       IV. Treasurer's Report

        V. Librarian's Report.
               A. Application for Authority of Local Records

       VI. Committee reports.            
      VII. Unfinished Business
     VIII. New Business



                         JUNE  2016 MINUTES

The meeting was called to order at 8:04 p.m. by President Jean Steinman.

Trustees Present:  Cyndi Riley, Mary Heeren, Jim Sprengel, Gwen Fischer, Judy Kampwerth, Angie Becker, Jean Steinman, Bonnie Holznger and Yvonne Ratermann.

Trustees Absent:  none

Also attending: Angie Chute, Librarian.

A quorum was established and the agenda approved.

Secretary's Report:
A motion was made by Gwen Fischer to approve the secretary's report, Judy Kampwerth seconded the motion.  The motion was approved.

Treasurer's Report:
Mary Heeren  made a motion to approve the Treasurer's Report,  with a correction to change date on the April interest.  It was seconded by Yvonne Ratermann and approved on a roll call vote. 

Librarian's Report

   A.  Angie reported that she took out the line in the Librarian's Report that reported the comparison of the amount of hours the library was open month to month.  She then added PAC (Public Access Catalog) logins which will compare how many times patrons log into the library catalog on-line.

   B. She showed the TV she won at the Illinois Heartland System meeting.

   C. Angie and the staff have been arranging the library to best show off items.

   D. Angie requested the board approve the purchase of a wireless projector with ceiling mount and after a discussion was held on how this could benefit the library.  Jean Steinman made a motion to purchase the wireless projector with ceiling mount not to exceed $1000 - Bonnie Holzinger seconded it.  A roll call vote was taken and the motion was approved. 

   E. Angie also asked the boards opinion on getting the carpets cleaned.  After a discussion it was tabled until Angie could check out companies and prices. 

Committee reports: none

Building and grounds - none.

Book Committee - none.

Policy Committee - none

Finance Committee - none

Unfinished Business:

   A.  Handicap parking - measurements have to be made before this can go forward.

New Business: none

 Cyndi Riley made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m. and it was seconded by Bonnie Holzinger.

The  next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.


_____________________      _________________________
Jean Steinman, President         Yvonne Ratermann, Secr.           



                         AUGUST 2017 AGENDA

       I.     Call meeting to order.

      II.     Establish a quorum and approve agenda.

     III.    Secretary's Report

     IV.    Treasurer's report

      V.      Librarian's Report
                   A. Motion Picture Licensing Corporation
                   B. August 21st Eclipse
                   C. Sick Leave

     VI.     Committee report
    VII.    Unfinished Business
    VIII.   New Business


The Meeting was called to order at 8:04 p.m. by President Jean Steinman.

Trustees present:  Bonnie Holzinger, Jean Steinman, Mary Heeren, Jim Sprengel, Gwen Fischer, Cyndi Riley, Yvonne Ratermann, Angie Becker and Judy Kampwerth.

Trustees absent: none

Also attending: Angie Chute, Librarian.

A quorum was established and the agenda was approved.

Secretary's Report: A quorum was established. Cyndi Riley made a motion to accept the Secretary's Report.  Mary Heeren seconded it and the Secretary's report was accepted.

Treasurer's report:  Gwen Fischer made a motion  to approve the Treasurer's Report, seconded by Angie Becker.  Roll call vote was approved unanimous.

Librarian's report:
A.  Angie handed out a year in review report -- all things she has accomplished in the last year.  She also explained that she has to fill out an application to the Authority Public Records.  The authority of public Records looks at all records that the library wants to purge such as receipts, petty cash and decide if the record needs to be kept.  After public records have served their basic administrative function they may still have sufficient fiscal value.  They are retained in storage for a time to protect the agency against collection or to account for the expenditure of funds.  A form will need to be sent with every form that she want s to purge.  The Authority will decide if the record has administrative value, fiscal value, legal value or historical or archival value.

   B.  Angie reported the Bill Clevlen program was a success 60 people attended.  She said the newly purchased video equipment and the blackout curtains(loaned to library by Gwen Fischer) made the program successful.


Committee Reports:

Grounds and building: none
Finance Committee: none
Book Committee: none

Unfinished Business:

New Business:

   A. Salaries

Jean Steinman made a motion to go into Executive Session - Judy Kampwerth seconded it. Board went into Executive Session at 8:27 p.m.  Executive Session ended at 9:30 p.m.

Bonnie Holzinger made a motion to increase salaries eith the following increases:

Angie Chute, Library Director - $1000 annual increase
Diane Holtgrave, Asst. Librarian - .30 per hour
Jan Humphrey, Clerk - .50 per hour
Sheila Meier - .30 per hour.

Also to implement a time log for each library employee to fill out daily.  Cyndi Riley seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was called the motion was approved unanimously.


Angie Becker made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 p.m. and it was seconded by Bonnie Holzinger.  The motion carried with all ayes.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm.


____________________              ______________________
Jean Steinman,   Pres.                     Yvonne Ratermann, Sec.




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Breese, IL 62230
(618) 526-7361

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