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Hopkins District Library

September 12 Minutes

Hopkins District Library Board Meeting

September 12, 2017


Call to Order - Karon Dunifin, President at 7:00 p.m.


Roll Call Present - Morgan Coon, Karen Dunifin, Lynn Francis, Mimi Gabriel,

Amy Germain, Sandy Morris, Traci Rhoades, Barb Wrobleski and Elyshia Schafer


Absent - None


Approval of Agenda - Traci made a motion to accept and Morgan seconded.  All ayes.


Approval of Minutes - Lynn made a motion that with the correction and Morgan seconded.  All ayes


Treasurer’s Report - Morgan made a motion and Sandy seconded.  All ayes.


Correspondence - None


Public Comment - none


Director’s Report -


Programs - Newsletter still out, programs are going well, sign ups, interest, and attendance “up”.  Working on the next newsletter


Meetings and workshops - Lakeland Library Coop meeting (Sept 14 - not attending), New Director’s Workshop (Sept 14-15), Employee Training Day (Oct 9).


Building Issues - United Way paperwork in.  Waiting on response.

Budget Issues - None


Library Closings -  Employee Training Day at Otsego 9:30 am until 3:30 pm-- Oct 9 ( open from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm), closing computer access after 4:00 pm on Oct 4 until after Day of caring is done on Oct 5,


Volunteers -


Lakeland, State other library news -


Patron Comments and suggestions - Would like us to consider us lowering the copy per sheet cost.  This is tabled until we purchase a new copier

Old Business - Hired a new employee (Larinda Miller),  She started training Monday, Sept 4.  


New Business -  

  1. Director’s Evaluation - Elyhsia received the board’s support and a $1 raise retro to her start date.  Traci made the motion to give the raise effective Aug 10 and Mimi seconded the motion.  She received a 4.5 overall score from the evaluations. All Ayes.

  2. Building Committee Proposal - Mimi made a motion to move forward with the addition and the Library Board Planning Committee will draft a proposal to be approved by the total board.  Lynn seconded the motion.  All Ayes.

           Tuesday, Sept 26 at 7:00 pm the board will meet to vote on the new proposal.

     3.  Renewing the current lease with the township and library - Not necessary as there are no



Committee Reports - The Strategic Plan Committee (see above)


Public Comment - Mark Evans thanked the board for talking and moving to settle the addition issue.


Adjournment - Sandy made a motion to adjourn and Traci seconded the motion at 7:54 p.m.  All Ayes


Next meeting special meeting will be on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

The next regular board meeting will be on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.