March Board Meeting
March 13, 2001
Mr. Ted Hess, Mr. Tom Stephan, Sr. Mary Jude Jochum, Dr. Charles Julian,
Miss Sally Carroll.
Dottie Thomas, Director; Louis Horacek, Assistant Director
Call to order:
Mr. Hess called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M.
Mr. Stephan moved that the minutes of the February meeting be approved as distributed. Sr. Mary Jude seconded the motion.
|Sr. Mary Jude||yes|
The financial report was presented. Dr. Julian noted that funding requests for 2001-2002 had been sent to the County Commission and the Board of Education. Mr. Stephan asked what the American Sanitary expenses involved. Ms. Thomas said that this was for work done on the restrooms.
INVOICES AND WARRANTS
Dr. Julian moved to approve the financial report and approve payment of invoices and warrants; Sr. Mary Jude seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Due to her two weeks’ absence for dental surgerty, Ms. Thomas had no written director’s report. She noted that the new children’s specialist, Brigitte Mazure had started work.
Dr. Julian said that the West Virginia Library Commission would meet on March 20 in connection with the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the WVLC budget.
Mr. Horacek said that the seven new computers had been installed and the new file server would be on line on March 14.
Search for a Youth Services Specialist
Ms. Thomas reported that Brigitte Mazure had begun work as Youth Services Specialist.
Legislative Day Report
Ms. Thomas said that no one from OCPL had been able to go to Charleston on March 9. Packets had been prepared for legislators relating to the impact of funding losses due to population decline. Ms. Thomas said that she would get copies of the packets for Board members. Dr. Julian reported on various bills that involved libraries. He said that there had been talk of allowing a "library fee" on the county level to support libraries.
New Gutters and Fascia for West Side Canopy
Ms. Thomas said that STS General Contractor had completed all work on the gutters and fascia.
Request for Donation of Painting
Ms. Thomas said that the State Division of Culture and History had asked that the library donate the painting "The Battle of Fort Henry" to the Division. The painting is presently on loan to the Division and is at Independence Hall. She said she could find no documentation relating to the original loan. Mr. Stephan said that the item had been part of the city and the library for a long time. The painting had been displayed in the library when it was located at 2100 Market Street in Center Wheeling. He said he thought that the library should keep it. Dr. Julian said that it probably had been part of the museum in the old library. Ms. Thomas said that the library could consider paying for any conservation that might need to be done.
Dr. Julian moved that the Board not donate the painting to the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, but offer it for loan for another five years and review the loan at the end of that time. Miss Carroll seconded the motion.
|Sr. Mary Jude||yes|
Legislative Digest Request
Dr. Julian presented a copy of the budget digest request approved at the February meeting which would be presented to legislators. See attached document.
Repair of Copier in Blind and Physically Handicapped Department
Ms. Thomas said that staff members agreed that there was little use of the old copier and that it would not be repaired.
Miss Carroll asked about the status of internet filtering mandated by law. Ms. Thomas said that the Board did not have to make a decision right away, and that she was waiting for direction from Charleston.
Sr. Mary Jude asked about the salary schedule which had been discussed at earlier meetings. Ms. Thomas said that it would be part of budget planning.
Ms. Thomas said that she, Mr. Horacek, Ms. Mazure, and Ms. McLure would be attending the Spring Fling meeting in April.
Dr. Julian asked about National Library Week plans. Ms. Thomas said that the library would have its annual book sale as part of the celebration.
Dr. Julian moved to adjourn. Mr. Stephan asked that his proposal about setting up a separate fund for unrestricted gifts be put on the next month’s agenda. Mr. Hess said that the money might be put in equity investments. The meeting adjourned at 8:05.