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 Whitman County Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

Colfax Branch

December 10, 2008
1:30 p.m.


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

Leslee Miller, board chair, called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Leslee asked for additions or modifications to the agenda. There were none. The minutes of the previous two meetings were reviewed. Becky Dickerson made a motion to accept the minutes from both meetings, Jon Kehne seconded and the motion passed.

Peggy reviewed the Financial Reports; Budget, Account Balances Reports and December vouchers #9591-9636 totaling $10,299.97. Board members signed to authorize payment. Peggy gave everyone a copy of the Enduris 2008 Annual Report. Enduris provides Insurance for the library district.

Kristie reviewed circulation reports for November. She reported that circulation remained pretty level, but had an overall decrease of 500 from last year. She reported an increase in database usage, noting Erica's recent outreach to schools.

CONTINUED BUSINESS: Kristie discussed the headquarters project as related to the architect selection process. She reported that architects have been contacting the library and touring the building as part of the RFQ process. All interested architects are required to submit their qualifications to WCL by Monday, December 15th. A Committee consisting of Becky, John, Leslee, Kristie and Peggy will review the submissions on Wednesday, December 17th in hopes of narrowing the field to four firms to be interviewed on Dec. 22. The interview committee will consist of board members Becky Dickerson and Leslee Miller, community member Dale Miller, and library staffers Peggy Bryan and Kristie Kirkpatrick.

Kristie discussed potential asbestos issues with the building, as this was common in buildings built in the 50's. Peggy discussed potential costs of $2500-$3500 to inspect the building and gather samples. Jon Kehne made a motion to proceed with the inspection of the building at this time. Leslee Miller seconded and the motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS: Kristie announced the reappointments to the library board of trustees of Jon Kehne and Teresa Myott, which were recently approved by the Whitman County Commissioners. She had an updated board information sheet for everyone.

Leslee discussed the importance of communication between the architect and library during the design and renovation of the library. It was decided that this topic will be broached during architect interviews.

With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 2:10.


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