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Board/Foundation Minutes April 2020

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
April 14, 2020


ZOOM MEETING

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

Also Present: Richard Sandstrom, and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Kim Hofrock
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
 
Friends Report given by: N/A

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the March 9, 2020 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 March 2020 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

  Old Business:

  • NLA Spring meeting has been cancelled due to Covid19 Pandemic.

  New Business:

  • The Library has been closed to the public since March 17 due to the Covid19 Pandemic.
  • Starting April 6 staff was split into 2 groups and will rotate schedules.  2 weeks on and 2 off.  Staff members have been busy with inventory, books and cleaning.  The Library is also getting books for patrons and they can pick them up at the back door.  This service has been incredibly popular. 
  • Sandy requested that Richard contact the Extension Service regarding the MakerSpace.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: May 11, 2020
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:15 pm.

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
 Library Foundation
April 14, 2020

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

Also Present: Richard Sandstrom and Stephanie Mika
Absent: Kim Hofrock,                         
 

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:20 pm

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the March 9, 2020 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

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

OLD BUSINESS:   

NEW BUSINESS:  

  • Richard is looking at different grants to help replace outdated computers.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  May 11, 2020
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:30pm.

Board/Foundation Minutes March 2020

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
March 9, 2020

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

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

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the February 10, 2020 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, 2020 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

  Old Business:

  New Business:

  • The Library will close April 22 at 12:30 host and attend the 2020 PLTS meeting.
  • A motion was made by Libby to change the April meeting date to April 14, 2020 at 4:00.
  • DP electronics gave us an estimate on new computers.  We will wait until new Director starts to make any decisions.
  • Steph reported on patron incident.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: April 14, 2020
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:20 pm.

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
 Library Foundation
March 9, 2020

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Jane Holechek, and Libby Soucie
 Also Present: Stephanie Mika, and Sandra Nelson.
Absent: Kim Hofrock, Jen Ramsey   
                                                  
 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:20 pm

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the February 10, 2020 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 February 2020 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: ALL

OLD BUSINESS:   

NEW BUSINESS:  

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  April 14, 2020
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:30pm.

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.