Minutes, May 9, 2023


 Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Poynette Area Public Library


Call to Order and Roll Call - The meeting was called to order at 5:10 PM by President Jason Koopmans. Attending the meeting were Board Members Darcy Miller, Linda Ross, Jason Koopmans, Joni DeYoung, Dave Tessmer, and Meghan Visger. Library Director Jodi Bailey was also present. Dr. Jerry Pritzl attended virtually.

Certification of Proper Notice – Yes

Guests in Attendance – No guests were present

Public Comments – None

Adoption of Agenda - A motion to adopt the agenda was made by Visger, seconded by Miller; Motion carried.

Approval of Minutes from April 18, 2023 Meeting - A motion to adopt the April meeting minutes as presented was made by Ross, seconded by DeYoung; Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report Presented by Treasurer Linda Ross - The library checking account at Bank First has a balance of $5,176.44 as of April 28, 2023. The SCLS Foundation account has a balance of $1,770.26 as of April 30, 2023.

Current Budget Review - Director Bailey presented the budget.

Director’s Report - Director Bailey stated that High Country Electric installed new LED light fixtures (generously purchased by the Friends of the Library) in the Adult Quiet Reading room. Director Bailey met with Craig Malin, Village Administrator, and Greg Cashman, Village Architect, on April 11th in collaboration with the Village Board regarding reinstating a Library Impact Fee. Library Staff celebrated National Volunteer Week (April 17-21). The staff and patrons enjoyed all of the National Library Week festivities (April 24-29). Director Bailey & Kelly Anderson submitted a WiLS “Ideas to Action” grant to help cover the cost of StoryWalk books. The staff attended several webinars, classes, and meetings throughout the month for planning purposes, continuing education, safety training, and community involvement. In addition to volunteer book delivery in support of our Pioneer Place community outreach, library staff has been delivering materials to 2 local in-home daycares with the bookmobile.

Village of Poynette Meeting Update by Joni DeYoung - The Chief of Police stated they took in 93 pounds of drugs during the Village’s “Drug Take Back” event. The Parks Committee reported that “Truckapalooza” was a huge hit. Tony Alt was appointed to fill the vacant seat on the Poynette Village Board. The new Point Gardens subdivision now has a website.

Friends of the Library Report - Director Bailey shared that the Friends met on May 2nd. They recently received a $15,000 donation from PACE. They discussed Adult Quiet Reading Room updates. They are planning to support the Summer Reading Program. The Friends are hosting a Wisconsin author, John Armbruster, for their fall Annual Meeting presentation.


  1. Approval of Vouchers for Library - Miller made a motion to accept the vouchers as presented, seconded by Tessmer; Motion carried.
  2. Review/discuss PAPL Bylaws - Director Bailey shared that it was a good time to review the bylaws. She noted that the term in the local bylaws and the state bylaws differed. Koopmans suggested we aligned with the essential document. Bailey will make modifications to align the two documents with the officers' terms.
  3. Discuss/consider Water Usage Agreement with the Poynette Area Gardeners AssociationDirector Bailey presented the agreement. Tessmer will share it with PAGA at their next meeting.
  4. Discuss/Consider Bookmobile Update - The committee met right before tonight’s Board meeting. The Bookmobile has been delivering to local in-home daycares. The committee discussed places for the Bookmobile to visit on a regular basis during the summer and options for a wrap design contest.
  5. Review/approve SCLS Tech Services Participation Agreement - Board President Koopmans signed an agreement that will help protect the Poynette Library from cyber security attacks.
  6. Discuss letter writing campaign to Wisconsin State Legislators - Director Bailey included a memo in the Board packet that included information on what to include in the message about the funding models and who to send the letters to. Creating postcards for patrons to sign was discussed.
  7. Discuss Agenda Items for the Next Meeting on June 13, 2023 - Business Agenda items 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, as well as any items that may arise in the meantime.

Adjournment - The meeting adjourned at 6:13 PM.


Respectively submitted by Meghan Visger, Secretary.