Board of Trustees Meeting
December 10, 2008
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
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
With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 2:10.
Bryan, Recording Secretary
Kirkpatrick, Library Director
Miller, Board Chair
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