Minutes of the Lebanon Public Library

November 26, 2001



President Jane Myers called the meeting to order at 4:45 p. m. Those members present were Huck Lewis, Ron Morelock, Linda Jones, Sharon Wood, and Ruth Lucas. Marsha Truitt was absent.


 Jane seconded the motion made by Treasurer Ruth Lucas that the Executive session at 5:30 p. m. on October 29 had included only discussions as advertised per Indiana Code.


The Salary schedule for 2002 was approved after a motion by Ron was seconded by Huck. The salary range is as follows for salaried employees $44,000, $28,254, $25,881, $23,042, $27,846, and $21,897. For hourly employees it is $22,168, $13,195, $3,869, $10,517, $15,319, $17,784, $5,011, $13,104, $3,198, $6,006, $9,828, $12,012, $8,008, $22,932, $5,733, $9,555, $10, 310, $5,733, $3,640, $2,420, and $2,834. For contract professional and other services the following schedule was also approved $3, 352, $576.46, $8,000,and $6,000: making a grand total of $387,604.46.


There was some discussion about the building next door. The Board was sorry that an agreement was not reached at the mediation. We will go to court on January 3. Huck will wait to talk to contractors about the feasibility study and building until the court case is settled.


The second reading of the Long Range plan was conducted. It was approved after a motion by Sharon was seconded by Linda. Due to the Child Internet Protection Act, the Indiana State Library required libraries to have a new technology plan in place by the end of the year. This new plan needs to show that the library has taken the steps needed to comply with the law. The Board had its first reading of the plan. Ron made a motion that we pass the plan on the first reading, and Huck seconded the motion. It was pass unanimously. So we could approve the Technology plan by the deadline, Huck made a motion that we suspend the rule calling for a second reading of a policy, and Ron seconded it. A motion made by Ron to approve the technology plan on the second reading was seconded by Huck. 


Ron stated that at this point there was nothing to report about on the Legislative Committee. We should be getting legislative updates from the ILF Legislative advocate next month.


The Board commented on the excellent staff Board reports. They were glad to see so many new projects being set up by the different departments.


Kay reported on the wiring. When Adams Electric was changing the sockets on the overhead globe fixtures in adult reading stacks, they found that the wiring was burned. We will need to replace this wiring, and have them check the wiring in the rest of the building to make sure it is safe.

The holiday hours were discussed. The library will close Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve at 2:00 p. m., and New Years Day. The staff will close Wednesday December 12 from 9:00 a. m. to 11:30 a. m. for their staff party.


The Library Board discussed changing the Library Board Meetings. The 2002 Board Meetings will be held on the fourth (4) Wednesday of Every month at 4:00 p. m.


The claims were passed around. Linda made a motion to approve the claims and Sharon seconded it.


The Next Board Meeting Is Scheduled For Wednesday January 23, at 4:00 p. m.



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Marsha Truitt, Secretary                                        Jane Myers, President