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Winifred Knox Memorial Library
Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Attendance: Trustees: Bev Power- President, Ruth Newcomer-Treasurer, Susie Murphy-Secretary, Pattie Forrester, Marilyn Spangler, Geri Twardowski, Dean McMillion, Jeff Munson - Director. Amy Runkle - Book Keeper Guest - Scott Spangler.

Call to order 6:30 p. m.

Public comments: none

Treasurer's report - Motion by Susie Murphy to accept the Treasurer's Report as presented, 2nd by Geri Twardowski. Motion passed and approved to accept as presented.

Secretary's report- Motion by Ruth Newcomer to accept Secretary's Report as presented, 2nd by Marilyn Spangler, Motion passed and approved to accept as presented.

Director's report- Motion by Pattie Forrester to accept the Director's Report as presented, 2nd Dean McMillion. Motion passed and approved as presented.

Old business- The program of Lunch and a Movie was very enjoyable program and will be a program that is scheduled quarterly. Website - Ashton Computer Center is now hosting the website. The website looks very nice, has many good qualities and can be utilized very well. Ashton Computer Center is very efficient and receptive with the information along with placing it on the website.

New business- Mowing bids have been received, the director has reviewed bids and presented to the board. The bid that was presented to the board for the 2017 mowing season was accepted with cost amount presented. This amount along with approval of an additional amount of $1685.00 for trimming and mulching cost to by utilized and directed by the director. Dean McMillion made a motion as moved to accept Jeff Rugh of Jeff of All Trades for the 2017 season, Susie Murphy 2nd motion. Motion passed and approved.

Miscellaneous- Marilyn Spangler has a check from the Woman's Club for Art show awards. Pattie Forrester and the Library Director will be meeting in March to make a list of times for the Art Show and will give those times to Marilyn Spangler for the Harvest Festival Flyer. A proposal was made to the Library if at the time of the Lincoln program if a free will donation can be presented to those in attendance. Donations from the free will be accepted for the Franklin Grove Area Historical Society. Scott Spangler spoke of the presentation of the Lincoln program and highly recommends this program. The students as well as the adults have very well accepted this program in attendance. Notification of the Lincoln Program has been sent to the schools and community for April 6 at 6:30 p.m.
The memorial service for Joy Prescott a long time member of the community and janitor for many years at the library will be held on Saturday March 18. The Library will send a $200 donation for the Memorial of Joy. Dean McMillion made a motion, Bev Power 2nd the motion. Motion passed and approved.
The 2017-2018 Budget was presented to the Trustees from the Finance Committee for review. Board trustees to review and a vote will be taken in April.
Marilyn Spangler and Pattie Forrester made a motion for adjournment. Meeting Adjourned- 7:18 p.m.
Next meeting is Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.


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