BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Lester C. Hess, Jr., Chairman; Thomas A. E. Stephan; Sr. Mary Jude Jochum; Charles A. Julian, Secretary/Treasurer; Sally Carroll
ALSO PRESENT: Dottie Thomas, Director; Louis Horacek, Assistant Director; Melissa Patterson, Intelligencer Reporter.
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Mr. Hess at 7:05 PM.
MINUTES: Dr. Julian moved that the minutes of the July 11 meeting be approved with the correction the spelling of Mr. Wharton's name. Sr. Mary Jude seconded the motion.
|Sr. Mary Jude||yes|
FINANCIAL REPORT: The financial report was presented. Mr. Hess asked what the "capital balance" was in the financial report. He noted that it did not match the information presented in the capital account information.
Mr. Stephan asked about the payment to City-County Public Library, Moundsville. Ms. Thomas said that Ohio County Public Library and the Moundsville library had received a $10,000 LSTA grant, and that OCPL was the fiscal agent, and so received all the money. The payment to Moundsville was reimbursement for that library's expenditures for library materials. Mr. Stephan asked what Wesbanco Consumer Credit was. Ms. Thomas said that it was the library's credit card. Mr. Stephan suggested noting on the report that it was a VISA card.
Ms. Thomas distributed quarterly statements from the Morrow Trust and Endowment Trust. She presented for 2000/2001 a statement from Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield showing that their premiums would be increasing 8% in the coming year, while thebudget included a 15% increase for those premiums.
INVOICES AND WARRANTS
Sr. Mary Jude moved to approve the financial report and approve payment of invoices and warrants; Mr. Stephan seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Ms. Thomas distributed a written Director's Report.
Dr. Julian suggested that Ms. Thomas consider applying for a grant from the West Virginia Library Commission's annual LSTA grants or the Humanities Foundation to purchase copies of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge video for all the public libraries in the state.
Ms. Thomas presented a letter from David Wharton at Progressive Bank addressed to Dr. Charles Julian. The bank offered a proposal for an alternative sight for the Warwood Library. This sight is adjacent to the bank and is owned by the bank. The proposal included the Ohio County Public Library paying rent, all utilities, and property taxes in a lease type agreement.
Ms Thomas noted that the rent and related cost would be higher than current cost. She also noted the sight being offered is not handicapped accessible, unlike the current sight.
Dr. Julian said that he would respond to Mr. Wharton's letter by indicating that the budget presently would not allow the move, and that the Board had questions about the suitability of the facilities.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Ms. Thomas noted that a letter had been sent out inviting people to an August 14 meeting at which bylaws would be considered. She said that the FEIN number for the Friends group had been received so that they could set up a checking account.
Dr. Julian moved to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters associated with the 2000-2001 budget. Sr. Mary Jude seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
The Board went into executive session at 8:30, and emerged at 9:20 p.m.
Dr. Julian moved to approve the proposed 2000/2001 budget. Miss Carroll seconded the motion.
|Sr. Mary Jude||yes|
Dr. Julian moved to adjourn at 9:30 p.m.