Minutes, January 17, 2017



Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 6:00pm

Poynette Area Public Library




Call to Order and Roll Call:  Present were Koopmans, Hanson, Palmer, and Mutchler.  Shappell, Stone and Van Schoyck-Teeter were unable to attend the meeting.


Certification of Proper Notice: Yes


Introduction of guest(s):  None in attendance


Public Comments:  None


Adoption of Agenda:  Motion to approve agenda by Hanson/Koopmans.  MC.


Approval of Minutes from December 13, 2016:  Motion to approve December minutes by Palmer/Mutchler.  MC.


Treasurer’s Report:  $282 was sent to the Foundation from donations made the past month. 


Current Budget Review:  There will be a small carryover.  We were within 5% of the budget for the year.


Director’s Report:  Lindsay feels we had very good participation in the programs for the year.


Updates on Village Meetings:  Neither Lindsay nor Jenny Van Schoyck Teeter were able to attend to the December meeting.  Lindsay will be at the January meeting.


Friends of the Library Report:  The library was closed due to the holiday when the Friends should have met.




  1. Approval of Vouchers for library. Motion to approve vouchers by Hanson/Koopmans.MC.
  2. Strategic Plan update. Tabled until February.
  3. Discuss/ Consider Endowment/ Foundation Policy.Tabled until February.The policy will be covered in segments, possibly in multiple meetings.
  4. Discuss/ Consider separate banking account for the library.Some discussion was held on topic.Decision will be made in February.
  5. Discuss/ Consider benefits for part time workers for 2017.This is for our part time workers under 25 hours per week.We are considering any such employee meeting this criteria would receive 8 hours vacation compensation after one year of employment and 16 hours after three years.Decision to be made at February meeting.
  6. Discuss/ Consider carryover spending:There may be @ $18,000. available from several years accumulation.We are considering new library tables and chairs and an accu cutter.More on this will be discussed in February.
  7. Discuss/ Consider participating in e-rate.Move to approve participation after receiving requirement information from SCLS by Mutchler/Palmer.MC.
  8. Discuss Agenda items for next meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.


Adjournment at 7:20.


Claudine M Hanson