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Board/Foundation Minutes November 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
November 13, 2018

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

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Eileen Nightingale and Stephanie Mika.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.

Friends Report given by: 

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2018 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 October 2018, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • The roof had another leak. It has been fixed.

New Business:

  • The Girl Scouts will decorate a Christmas tree for the Library.
  • Eileen and Franki will decorate the Library at the Museum.
  • A motion was made by Libby to approve the Annual Report. The motion was seconded by Jen.

APPROVED: ALL

  • Ami submitted her letter of resignation effective after the December 10 meeting. 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: December 10, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:55

 

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
November 13, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Jennifer Ramsey, Ami Jaggers and Sandy White
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Eileen Nightingale and Stephanie Mika
Absent:
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  5:00

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2018 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 October 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

BUSINESS NEW:

  • The Library received the Thompson Grant for $2,500 to be used for the new lighting.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  December 10, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 5:05pm.

Board/Foundation Minutes October 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
October 9, 2018

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

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Vickie Morlock, Frances Beeken and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Ami Jaggers
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.

Friends Report given by: Sherm

  • The puzzle tournament will take place October 28. So far 15 teams have signed up.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2018 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 September 2018, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • Sherm demonstrated the new security cameras that are placed behind the desk, in the maker space and in the entry way.

 New Business:

  • There was an issue with a juvenile patron. The child’s mother was invited to attend the board meeting but didn’t come.  So no action will be taken.
  • Sherm attended the NLA conference and reported that it was very informative
  • After some research, the light fixtures in the library will eventually all be switched out to a more energy efficient LED fixture. All of the outdoor fixtures will be replaced also.
  • Sherm submitted a request to the Thompson Foundation grant for the new LED lighting.

A motion was made by Jane to go into closed session for personnel reasons at 4:30. The motion was seconded by Jen.

The Board reconvened at 4:35. 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: November 13, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:35.

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
October 9, 2018

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

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika

Absent: Ami Jaggers.

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:40 pm.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills for the September 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  November 13, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:45 pm.

 

 

Board/Foundation minutes September 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
September 10, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jen Ramsey, Jane Holechek and Ami Jaggers.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Sandy Nelson, Frances Beeken and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Sandy White
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.

Friends Report given by: Sherm

  • FOSPL held a book drive in August.
  • September is National library card sign up for Kindergartners. The winning class will be treated to a Popsicle party.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the August 13, 2018 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 August 2018, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Ami.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • Sherm reported that there will be a 10% budget cut.

New Business:

  • A motion was made by Jane to approve the 2018-2019 budget. The motion was seconded by Libby.
    APPROVED: ALL
  • A motion was made by Ami to approve the new hours of operation. Monday-Thursday 9-6 and Saturday 9-5. The motion was seconded by Jane.
    APPROVED: ALL
  • A motion was made by Libby to move the October 8th meeting to October 9th due to the Columbus Day holiday. The motion was seconded by Jane.
    APPROVED: ALL
  • A motion was made by Jane to move the November 12th meeting to November 13th due to the Veterans Day holiday. The motion was seconded by Ami.
    APPROVED: ALL
  • A motion was made by Libby to close for the morning of October 6 for the Oktoberfest parade. The Library will open at 1.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
  • APPROVED: ALL

A motion was made by Ami to go into closed session for personnel evaluation at 4:20. The motion was seconded by Libby.
The Board reconvened at 4:30.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: October 9, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:30.

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
September 10, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Jennifer Ramsey and Ami Jaggers.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika
Absent: Sandy White

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:30.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the August 13, 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: N/A

APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:
BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  October 9, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:40pm.

 

Board/Foundation minutes August 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
August 13, 2018

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

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Jane Holechek
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.

Friends Report given by: N/A

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Ami to approve the minutes of the July 9, 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills for the July 2018, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Ami.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • Sherm reported on the summer reading program numbers. Overall turnout was good.
  • No budget numbers as of meeting time. There will be no travel or training done unless approved by City Manager.

New Business:

  • A complaint letter from a patron was discussed. There will be no action taken.
  • There have been 2 patrons served with ban and bar letters.
  • Sherm will be attending the NLA convention. He will be covering his own costs.
  • Sandy will email review forms for Sherm to all Board Members.
  • Inventory is now being done.
  • A motion was made by Jen to allow Sherm to turn the public WiFi off during the hours of 10pm and 6am.  The motion was seconded by Ami

APPROVED: ALL 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: September 10, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:50.

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
August 13, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Sandy White, Jennifer Ramsey and Ami Jaggers.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika

Absent: Jane Holechek

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:50.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the July 9, 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Ami to approve the bills for the July meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

 

BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  September 10, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:55pm.

Board/Foundation Minutes July 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
July 9, 2018

Board Members Present: Jane Holechek, Jen Ramsey, and Ami Jaggers.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Sandy Nelson, Eileen Nightingale
and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Sandy White, Libby Soucie
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.

Friends Report given by: Sherm

  • FOSPL had movie night on July 8.
  • All member meeting will be held July 9

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Ami to approve the minutes of the June 11, 2018 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 June 2018, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Ami.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • Summer Reading program is going well. The program wraps up on July 24.

New Business: 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: August 13, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:15.

 

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
July 9, 2018

Board Members Present: Jane Holechek, Jennifer Ramsey and Ami Jaggers.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Eileen Nightingale, Sandy Nelson and Stephanie Mika

Absent: Libby Soucie, Sandy White

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:15.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Ami to approve the minutes of the June 11, 2018 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 June meeting.  The motion was seconded by Ami.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

  • Maker Space furniture has been installed.

BUSINESS NEW:

  • The Extension Office purchased a rotary cutter for the laser.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  August 13, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:25pm.

Board/Foundation Minutes June

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
June 11, 2018

Board Members Present: Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Ami Jaggers.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Jennifer Ramsey, Libby Soucie,
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.

Friends Report given by: Sherm

  • SRP kickoff held May 31 was a success.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the May 14, 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Ami.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jane to approve the bills for the May 2018, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Ami.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • There have been no new roof leaks.
  • HVAC still isn’t working properly.
  • The Library will still be receiving funding from E-rate for the Internet access although we opted for a faster speed we will have to pay a little more.  There will be no funding for the phone due to discontinuation of that funding.

New Business:

  • Chautauqua camp started on Monday and will continue through the week for area children.
  • $725 was raised by the Kid’s Korner day care center to be used for Book Mobile repairs.
  • The new Virtual Realty system is set up and been popular with the kids and adults.
  • Budget time is upon us. Nothing on changes that will need to be made. 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: July 9, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:10.

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
June 11, 2018

Board Members Present: Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Ami Jaggers.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika

Absent: Libby Soucie, Jennifer Ramsey

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:15.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Ami to approve the minutes of the May 14, 2018 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 May meeting.  The motion was seconded by Ami.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

  • Maker Space furniture will be installed June 18. We will be invoiced in July.

BUSINESS NEW:

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  July 9, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:25pm.

Board/Foundation Minutes April 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
April 9, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Ami Jaggers.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Jennifer Ramsey
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.

Friends Report given by: Sherm

  • The Friends will be having a DJ and have a dance party for the SRP kickoff which will be held May 31.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Ami to approve the minutes of the March 12, 2018 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 March 2018, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:
New Business:

  • The roof is currently being replaced.
  • The Chautauqua will be held in Sidney June 11-14. Plans include an author visit and a historian group will be presenting programs here at the library.
  • We made bookmarks that will promote the library and the makerspace to be in the “swag bags” to be handed out at the Girls day out to be held April 14.
  • The Library will demonstrate the 3-d printer during the Spring Expo on April 14-15. People will be able to print custom bubble wands and there will be cell phone stands available to the public. 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: May 14, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:22

Sidney Public Library
April 9, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Ami Jaggers.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika

Absent: Jennifer Ramsey.
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:25.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the March 12, 2018 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 March 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Ami.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

  • Maker space furniture has been ordered and hopefully will be installed in June. Electrical
    outlets were moved to accommodate the new furniture

BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: May 14, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:30pm.

Board/Foundation minutes March 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
March 12, 2018

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

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, and Ami Jaggers.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.

Friends Report given by: Sherm

  • Seuss birthday party was a success
  • National Library week will be held in April. FOSPL will be providing cookies and lunch for staff.
  • Members will advertise the FOSPL during Girls day out April 14.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2018 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 February 2018, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • A motion was made by Jen to approve Ami Jaggers as a Board member. The motion was seconded by Jane.
    APPROVED: ALL

New Business:

  • The Westerns have been moved. Moved new books and stands have been ordered that will display the new books with additional shelf space. The Audio book section was also expanded.
  • Sherm used the laser cutter to make a new sign for the Western books.

 NEXT REGULAR MEETING: April 9, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:40.

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
March 12, 2018

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

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, Ami Jaggers.

Absent:
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:40.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2018 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 February 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

  • A motion was made by Jane to approve $4,500 for makerspace furniture and misc. The motion was seconded by Libby.

BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: April 9, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:45pm.

 

Board/Foundation minutes February 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
February 12, 2018

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

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.

Friends Report given by: Sherm

  • Seuss birthday party.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the January 8, 2018 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 January 2018, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • There have been no applicants for the Board position.
  • Furniture for the Makerspace is still being discussed.

New Business:

  • The Makerspace was toured by all of the 5-6 graders.

 NEXT REGULAR MEETING: March 12, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:40.

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
February 12, 2018

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

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director.

Absent:
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:40.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the January 8, 2018 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 January 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

  • Libby reported on the audit. All was accounted for.  Stephanie does a nice job.

BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: March 12, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:45pm.

Board/Foundation minutes January 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
January 8, 2018

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

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

  • Will discuss Summer Reading Program, fund raisers, and membership.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the December 11, 2017 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 December 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

New Business:

  • The motion was made by Jane to approve the Annual Report. The motion was seconded by Libby. Sherm will now present the report to the City Council and the County Commissioners.
     APPROVED: ALL
  • The Makerspace has been toured by all Sidney School Teachers. 4-6 graders will also be touring.  

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: February 12, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:30.

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
January 8, 2018

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

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director and Stephanie Mika.

Absent:
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:30.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the December 11, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jennifer to approve the bills for the December 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:   

BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: February 12, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:40pm.