Whitman County Library
Board of Trustees Meeting
June 21, 2006
Leslee Miller, Teresa Myott, Becky Dickerson, John Aune,
Jon Kehne, Clancy Pool, Debbie Gilbertson, Peggy Bryan, and
Dickerson, board chair, called the meeting to order at 4:02. She
asked if there were any additions or modifications to the
agenda. Kristie asked that the Approval of annexation contracts,
introduction of Debbie Gilbertson, Library supporters of the
Month for June and update by Clancy Pool on St. John Branch be
moved before the financial & circulation statistics.
Kristie reviewed the annexation contracts for Tekoa and
Palouse and discussed the need for updating the contracts.
Jon Kehne made a motion to accept resolution #04-06 for
the City of Palouse contract and resolution #05-06 for the City
of Tekoa contract. The motion was seconded and the Board voted
to accept the contracts. Becky
and Peggy signed the contracts with a Notary present at Bishop
Law Offices across the street.
The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.
Jon Kehne made a motion to accept the minutes, Leslee
Miller seconded and the motion carried.
Kristie introduced Debbie Gilbertson, Garfield Branch
highlighted interesting facts and statistics about the Garfield
Library. Debbie talked about her branch and the customers she serves.
Kristie announced that the Library Supporter for the month of
June is Mary Ann Storms, branch substitute and volunteer for the
Garfield Branch. Clancy
presented the award to Mary Ann, who was substituting in the
next room. Debbie Gilbertson also presented her with an outdoor
expressed her appreciation for Mary Annís many contributions
to the library.
Kristie read a letter of commendation to Clancy for all of
her efforts in St. John. Clancy
gave an update on the St. John City Hall & Library project.
The contracts with the architect have been signed,
estimating an anticipated 38 weeks to completion.
She will be attending a meeting with Bob Zimmer,
Architect and the city council tonight. She anticipates that the dedication will be held during
Winterfest this year.
presented the Financial Reports; May 31, 2006 Budget Report and
Account Balances Reports. She reviewed May vouchers #7976-8035
John Aune made a motion to authorize payment of the
Miller seconded and the motion carried. Board members signed to authorize payment.
the circulation statistics for May.
The circulation of materials was up by 2000, with
increases in Rosalia, Endicott, Garfield, St. John &
further noted that Rosaliaís circulation increased by 50%. Database usage was down some overall but program attendance
was up significantly in Rosalia, St. John and Colfax. Kristie noted that our volunteer hours were down by 200.
presented the updated Friends of the Library membership list,
with 15 new members.
discussed the progress on the elevator in the Colfax Branch.
It has been out of service for approximately 6 weeks.
She is hopeful that repairs will soon be completed.
She further discussed Erica Willsonís efforts to seek
grant funding to assist with a new elevator.
A new elevator would be ADA compliant for both staff and
the public. She is
investigating a grant through USDA Rural Resources. A brief discussion followed.
announced that the library supporter for the month of July will
be the City of Malden. Their support of the library has been overwhelming and much
discussed the countywide summer reading programs.
She described the activities at each branch, noting the
uniqueness and variety of programs from branch to branch.
She also noted the generous support of businesses and
individuals for the summer reading programs in each community.
discussed the Americorp position, currently held by Lindsay
noted that Lindsay has done great job this past year.
Americorp did not renew the contract in Whitman County
for the upcoming year. We
are currently advertising for a part-time position to assist
with childrenís services and outreach. Lindsay will be greatly
announced the upcoming book sale in July.
She gave everyone a flyer of the dates and times of the
booksale. She also
noted that there are open spots on the work schedule, if anyone
is interested in helping.
gave everyone a copy of recent articles in the Community Current
that featured WCL. She thanked Becky for her great coverage and support of the
announced plans to discuss the 2007 budget in general terms at
the next meeting.
no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:14 p.m.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, July 19 at 3:30
p.m. at the Colfax Library.
Bryan, Recording Secretary
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