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Board/Foundation minutes February 2020

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
February 10, 2020

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jen Ramsey, Jane Holechek, and Sandy White

Also Present: Sandy Nelson, Eileen Nightingale, Janice Borgmann and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Kim Hofrock
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
 
Friends Report given by:
Janice Borgmann

  • The Friends group are planning a Birthday party for Dr. Seuss in March.
  • February is Library Lovers month

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jen to approve the minutes of the January 13, 2020 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills for the January, 2020 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: All

  Old Business:

  New Business:

  • The new Director will begin on March 16, 2020

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: March 9, 2020
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:15 pm.

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
 Library Foundation
February 10, 2020

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Jen Ramsey, Jane Holechek, and Libby Soucie

 Also Present: Stephanie Mika, Eileen Nightingale, and Sandra Nelson.

Absent: Kim Hofrock.                                                        
 

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:15pm

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the January 13, 2020 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills of the January 2020 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: ALL

OLD BUSINESS:   

NEW BUSINESS:  

  • A motion was made by Jen to approve paying moving expenses up to $4,000 with proof of receipts for Richard Sandstrom.  The motion was seconded by Jane. 

  APPROVED: ALL

  • A motion was made by Jane to approve the special meeting minutes for the hiring of the director from January 2020 .  The motion was seconded by Libby.

   APPROVED: ALL

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  March 9, 2020
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:40 pm

Board/Foundation Minutes January 2020

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
January 13, 2020

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jen Ramsey, Jane Holechek, and Sandy White

Also Present: Franki Beeken, Sandy Nelson, Eileen Nightingale and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Kim Hofrock
Meeting called to order at: 4:02 pm.
 
Friends Report given by:
Eileen

  • The Friends group are planning a Birthday party for Dr. Seuss in March.
  • February is Library Lovers month

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the December 9, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jen to approve the bills for the December 2019, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

New Business:

  • A motion was made by Jen to have Dave Porter update all of the computers to Windows 10 and purchase new Microsoft office.  The motion was seconded by Jane. 

APPROVED: ALL

  • Stephanie and Sandy gave the 2018-2019 Annual Report.  A motion was made by Jane to approve the Annual Report.  The motion was seconded by Libby.

APPROVED: ALL

A motion was made by Libby at 4:10 to go into closed session to discuss Directory hiring. The motion was seconded by Jen.

APPROVED: ALL

NEXT REGULAR MEETING February 10, 2020
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:10.

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
 Library Foundation
January 13, 2020

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Jen Ramsey, Jane Holechek, and Libby Soucie

 Also Present: Stephanie Mika, Eileen Nightingale, and Frankie Beeken.

Absent: Kim Hofrock.                                                        
 

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  5:13

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the December 9, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills of the December 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: ALL

OLD BUSINESS:   

NEW BUSINESS: NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  February 10, 2020
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 5:15pm.

Annual Meeting January

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
Annual Meeting
January 13, 2020

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Sandy White, Jennifer Ramsey, Jane Holechek.

Absent: Kim Hofrock
Also Present:  Stephanie Mika, Sandy Nelson, Eileen Nightingale and Frances
                           Beeken

Meeting Called to order at:  5:16 p.m.

The audit was completed prior to the January meeting and all was in order.

Libby made a motion that officers will remain the same for the 2020 year.  The motion was seconded by Jane. 
Approved: All

The next meeting will be held January 2021
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:25 pm.

Board/Foundation Minutes December 2019

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD
December 9, 2019

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Jen Ramsey, Jane Holechek, and Kim Hofrock.
Also Present: Stephanie Mika, Eileen Nightingale and Jo Houser
Absent: Libby Soucie
Meeting called to order at: 4:00pm.
 
Friends Report given by:
N/A

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jen to approve the minutes of the November 12, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jane to approve the bills for the November 12, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:
New Business:

  • Restroom floors and repair of ceiling in staff restroom was discussed.
  • A motion was made by Kim to close the library at 5:00 pm on December 31, 2019. The motion was seconded by Jane. 
    APPROVED: All
  • A motion was made by Jane to go into closed session at 4:25 for personnel matters. The motion was seconded by Jen. 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: January 13, 2019
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:45 pm

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
December 9, 2019

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Jen Ramsey, Jane Holechek, and Kim Hofrock.                                                        
Also Present: Stephanie Mika, and Eileen Nightingale
Absent: Libby Soucie

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:45

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the November 12, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills:  A motion was made by Jen to approve the bills of the November 12, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Kim.
APPROVED: ALL

OLD BUSINESS:   

NEW BUSINESS:  Certificate of Deposits were discussed.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  January 13, 2020
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:55pm.

Board/Foundation Minutes November 2019

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD
November 12, 2019

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Jen Ramsey, Jane Holechek, Libby Soucie and Kim Hofrock.

Also Present: Stephanie Mika, Eileen Nightingale and Sandy Nelson
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00pm.
 
Friends Report given by:
N/A

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the October 15, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jen to approve the bills for the October 15, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • Scraping and Painting has begun. They are hoping to have all done in November. 
  • Advertising for a new Director has begun.  Will run through December.
  • Dianne Cooper is working out great!

New Business:

  • Discussion was held for the spring meeting to be held in Sidney, working with Devra Dragos at the Library Commission.
  • Staff will set up a Skype account for possible candidate interviews.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: December 9, 2019
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:54 pm.

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
November 12, 2019

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Jen Ramsey, Jane Holechek, Libby Soucie and Kim Hofrock.                                                       
Also Present: Stephanie Mika, Sandy Nelson and Eileen Nightingale

Absent:

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:45

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the October 15, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills:  A motion was made by Jane to approve the bills of the October 15, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

OLD BUSINESS:   

NEW BUSINESS: NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  December 9, 2019
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:50pm

Board/Foundation Minutes October 2019

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD
October 15, 2019

Board Members Present: Sandy White, and Jen Ramsey, Jane Holechek, and Libby Soucie.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Stephanie Mika, Jo Houser and Sandy Nelson
Absent: and Kim Hofrock
Meeting called to order at: 4:00pm.
 
Friends Report given by:
N/A

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jen to approve the minutes of the September 9, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills for the September, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • Waiting for Rick’s Painting to give us a date when he can paint.

New Business:

  • A motion was made by Libby to regretfully accept Sherm’s resignation from the Sidney Public Library. Sherm has accepted a position in Connecticut.  The motion was seconded by Jane.

APPROVED: All

  • Sherm applied for the C. A. Story grant and the Thompson Foundation grant.
  • Dianne Cooper has been hired and will start October 28th as the Circulation Librarian.
  • A motion was made by Jane to go into closed session at 4:10.  The motion was seconded by Libby.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: November 12, 2019
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:40pm

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
October 17, 2019

Board Members Present: Sandy White and, Jen Ramsey, Jane Holechek and Libby Soucie                                                          
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Stephanie Mika and Jo Houser

Absent: Kim Hofrock

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:40

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the September 15, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills of the September, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: ALL

OLD BUSINESS:   

NEW BUSINESS:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  November 12, 2019
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:45pm.

Board/Foundation Minutes September 2019

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD
September 9, 2019

Board Members Present: Sandy White, and Jen Ramsey, and Libby Soucie.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman
Absent: Jane Holechek, and Kim Hofrock
Meeting called to order at: 4:05pm.
 
Friends Report given by:
Sherm

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the August 12, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jen to approve the bills for the August 2019, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All
 Old Business:

  • Summer Reading numbers were great
  • Certification is complete
  • Budget

New Business:

  • A motion was made by Jen to approve Ricks Painting to paint the outside of the Library.  The motion was seconded by Libby
  • APPROVED: All
  • A motion was made by Libby to approve the close of the Library for the morning of October 5 for the Oktoberfest parade. The motion was seconded by Jen.
  • APPROVED: All

There was a leak in the roof in the garage.  It has been repaired.
Frances has been promoted to the Adult services/Bookmobile position.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING October 14, 2019
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:23 pm.

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
September 9, 2019

Board Members Present: Sandy White and, Jen Ramsey, and Libby Soucie                                
Also Present: Andrew Sherman
Absent: Jane Holechek, Kim Hofrock,

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:23

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the August 12, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills:  N/A
APPROVED: ALL

OLD BUSINESS:   

NEW BUSINESS: NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  October 14, 2019
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:26 pm.

Board/Foundation minutes August 2019

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD
August 12, 2019

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Jane Holechek and Jen Ramsey, Kim Hofrock, and Libby Soucie.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Eileen Nightingale and Stephanie Mika
Absent
Meeting called to order at: 4:00pm.
 
Friends Report given by:
Sherm

  • Currently working on details for a puzzle tournament
  • There has been discussion about having a Senior Spelling bee at the Nursing home.
  • Friends members put together a nice basket in honor of Tammy Sherman for the Night of Hope Cancer walk
  • Next meeting is September 9, 2019

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jen to approve the minutes of the July 8, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jane to approve the bills for the July 2019, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • A motion was made by Libby to approve the 2019-2022 Strategic plan. The motion was seconded by Jen.

APPROVED: All

New Business:
 Sandy White reported on the PLS annual meeting.  

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: September 9, 2019
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:20 pm.

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
August 12, 2019

Board Members Present: Sandy White and Jane Holechek, Jen Ramsey, Kim Hofrock, and Libby Soucie                                                   
Also Present: Andrew Sherman and Stephanie Mika
Absent:

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:20

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Jen to approve the minutes of the July 8, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jane to approve the bills of the July 2019 meeting.  The Motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

OLD BUSINESS:   

  • Carpet cleaning will take place August 17.
  • Window cleaning will take place August 15.
  • Still waiting for paint bids.

NEW BUSINESS:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  September 9, 2019
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:30 pm.

Board/Foundation minutes July 2019

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD
July 8, 2019

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Jane Holechek and Jen Ramsey via phone.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman and Stephanie Mika
Absent: Kim Hofrock, and Libby Soucie.
Meeting called to order at: 4:00pm.
 
Friends Report given by:
N/A

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the June 10, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: All
Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jane to approve the bills for the June 2019, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: All
 Old Business:

  • Library Certification preliminary score has the Library at a silver rating once again.

New Business:

  • A motion was made by Jane to approve closing the Library on August 17 to have the carpets professionally cleaned.  The motion was seconded by Jen.

APPROVED: All

  • The certification for Board members is complete.
  • Discussed printing rates.
  • Waiting on painting estimates.
  • Window cleaning will take place in August.
  • Updating the strategic plan as required for certification.  

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: August 12, 2019
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:35.

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
July 8, 2019

Board Members Present: Sandy White and Jane Holechek, Jen Ramsey via phone.                                                     
Also Present: Andrew Sherman and Stephanie Mika

Absent: Kim Hofrock, and Libby Soucie

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:35

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the June 10, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jane to approve the bills of the June 2019 meeting.  The Motion was seconded by Jen
APPROVED: ALL

OLD BUSINESS:   

NEW BUSINESS:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  August 12, 2019
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:45pm.

Board/Foundation minutes June 2019

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD
June 10, 2019

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jen Ramsey, Sandy White and Jane Holechek.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Stephanie Mika, Sandy Nelson and Frances Beeken.
Absent: Kim Hofrock
Meeting called to order at: 4:00pm.
 
Friends Report given by:
ShermSummer Reading kick off was a great success.

So far we have 125 kids, 20 teens and 45 adults signed up for the program.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jen to approve the minutes of the May 13, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills for the May 2019, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • Quotes for carpet cleaning and window cleaning have been received. 

Jen made a motion to approve the bids for the carpet and window cleaning.

The motion was seconded by Jane.  Approved: All

New Business:

  • First round of numbers for budget have been submitted
  • The Library is up for re-accreditation this year.  The online form goes live on July 1.  

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: July 8, 2019
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:15.

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
June 10, 2019

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Sandy White and Jane Holechek, Jen                                                          Ramsey.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Stephanie Mika, Frances Beeken and Sandy Nelson

Absent: Kim Hofrock

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:20

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the May 13, 2019 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills of the May 2019 meeting.  The Motion was seconded by Jen
APPROVED: ALL

OLD BUSINESS:   

NEW BUSINESS:  

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  July 8, 2019
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:25pm.