Minutes Of The Lebanon Public Library Board Of Trustees

March 27, 2002



The meeting was called to order with Ruth Lucas, Jane Myers, Sharon Wood, Linda Jones, and Marsha Truitt present. Huck Lewis arrived late and Ron Morelock was unable to attend. Laura Goodenow, from the Lebanon Reporter attended along with Randy Ellis, a neighbor of the Library. Todd Myers, attorney for the Library was also present.


Laura Goodenow let the Board know that she was entitled to all papers that the Board receives and discusses at Board meetings, according to the Open Door Law.


The Lebanon Public Library Board of Trustees met in executive session on February 6, 2002, at 4:00 p. m. Only advertised agenda items were discussed.


Minutes from the January meeting were approved as corrected. Linda made the motion and Sharon gave the second.


Ruth went over the January and February Treasurerís Reports.


Feasibility proposals are due in by May 1, 2002.


The Board commented that the Department Reports were very interesting.


Kay let the Board know that Daryl Hart would like to house 25 classic cars in the Library parking lot on September 14, 2002 for the Back to the Fifties celebration. He needs to sign a release indemnifying the Library. Kay reported that she spent two days at the Small and Medium Size Libraries Conference. Due to state budget cuts, we may not receive support for the T-1 lines, and we may need to increase the budget by $17,000. Hopefully we will receive a discount on this figure. The Indiana State Library is busy trying to fund the T-1 lines and Inspire. Kay also let us know that she is up for the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IVY Tech.


Under new business, Ruth told us that it is time to advertise for the Capital Projects Plan that will be roughly $58, 000 for 2003.


Under old business, Jane asked if anyone is interested in attending ILF on April 30 or May 1, 2002. To keep Todd as our attorney we need to have his files transferred from Parr, Richey to Lowe, Gray, Steele, & Darko. Linda made the motion and Huck gave the second.


Marsha made the motion that we pay claims and Ruth gave the second.


Jane requested that we look at the dates for our closing policy. Good Friday is in question, since services are now in the evening.


The next Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2002.



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Marsha Truitt, Secretary                             Jane Myers, President