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 Whitman County Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

Colfax Branch

April 22, 2008
1:00 p.m.


Present: Rebecca Dickerson, Leslee Miller, Jon Kehne, Kristie Kirkpatrick and Peggy Bryan.

Leslee Miller, board chair, called the meeting to order at 1:24 p.m. following the Friends of WCL Appreciation Luncheon. Leslee asked for additions or modifications to the agenda. There were none. The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed. Becky Dickerson made a motion to accept the minutes and Jon Kehne seconded. The motion passed.

Peggy reviewed the Financial Reports; Budget, Account Balances Reports and March vouchers #9161-9209 totaling $20,411.86. Board members signed to authorize payment. Peggy presented Resolution #04-08 to change policy XVII.B.1 & 2 and XVII.G.3.b increasing the amount from $500 to $1500 on the disposition of surplus property. Becky Dickerson made a motion to accept the motion, Jon Kehne seconded and board members signed to authorize. Kristie proposed that the board give James authority to dispose of surplus equipment in a manner he saw most beneficial to the library. The board concurred. Kristie reviewed circulation reports for March. The circulation statistics showed a decrease of 932 system-wide. The report showed that Albion, Endicott, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale and St. John had increases in their circulation.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Kristie reported on the progress with the Headquarters building upgrades. Kristie noted that fundraising is continuing, with applications sent to Sterling Savings, Washington Mutual, Northwest Farm Credit, US Bank and Schweitzer Engineering. She announced that Susan Fagan of Schweitzer Engineering called this morning, committing $5000 to the project. Kristie will continue to submit applications and seek additional funding for this project. Becky Dickerson offered to assist in seeking donations.

Kristie reported that the Capital Budget request of $115,000 was approved by the House of Representatives, Senate and signed by Governor Gregoire. Rep. Joe Schmick sponsored the appropriation and worked hard for its inclusion.

Kristie announced that the St. John Building project has made great progress, with a tentative completion date near the end of May. It is possible the community will be able to walk through the building during the upcoming community day this Saturday.

Kristie discussed a public information meeting on the Colfax Renovation project. It will be held in late May, likely May 27 at the Colfax Library.

NEW BUSINESS: Peggy presented an updated list of the Friends of the Library and the Renovation Donor list.

Kristie announced that Erica Willson will remain with the library as Teen Librarian. Alicia Wilson was recently hired as the Tekoa Branch Manager and Rebecca Sprague was hired as the Garfield Branch Manager. Welcome Erica, Alicia and Rebecca!

The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, May 20 at the Tekoa Branch. The board will leave Colfax at 4:00 p.m., stop for a tour of the Farmington Branch before traveling on to Tekoa.

With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 2:00.

Peggy Bryan, Recording Secretary

Kristie Kirkpatrick, Library Director

Leslee Miller, Board Chair

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick
Whitman County Library
102 S Main Street
Colfax, Washington 99111

509 397-4366 or toll-free 1-877-733-3375