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December 2019 Board Meeting

Geneseo Public Library District
Board of Trustees Meeting
December 9, 2019


The Board of Trustees of the Geneseo Public Library District met in Foundation Room B at the library on Monday, December 9, 2019.  Board President Ray Rogers called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m. Trustees in attendance were:  Lee Fluck, Janet Klavohn, Carol Luciani, Paul Pardo, Kim Reynolds, Karen Turner and Ray Rogers. 

Citizen’s Input   Deb Wyffels had questions about the Board’s decision to use Websites to Impress.

Secretary’s Report   A thank you card from Claire and the library staff was read aloud. They thanked the Board for their annual Christmas dinner. The minutes for the November meeting stand approved as printed.

Financial Report/Bills to Be Paid   Paul made a motion to approve the Financial Report and Ray seconded the motion; it passed unanimously by roll call vote. Paul made a motion to pay the bills, Carol seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously by roll call vote.  Claire noted that the library received a generous donation from Faith DeDecker.

Library Director’s Report   Please refer to Claire’s written report.  She added that the strong winds have blown off the vinyl strips on the south side of the building.  A contractor has been called, and rather than glue them back on, he will nail them to be secure.



Proposal from Websites to Impress/Web Administrator   Cindy from WTI made a brief presentation and answered questions about what WTI can do for the library. 



Audit Report   James Taylor, from Carpentier, Mitchell, Goddard & Company, LLC briefly reviewed the preliminary audit report and answered questions.  Paul made a motion to approve the audit and Ray seconded the motion.  It passed unanimously by roll call vote.  Next month the final report will be presented.

Evaluations   Are to be turned in to Ray and he will summarize them for next month’s meeting.

New Credit Card  Pitney-Bowes contacted us; they were hacked and someone tried to use the library credit card number.  It was declined, so a new card has been requested.  Regarding credit cards, it was suggested that Claire’s spending limit on credit cards be increased from $5,000 to $10,000 due to often overlapping statements that due to the dates cause the amounts to be over $5,000 and are considered invalid.  Paul made a motion to raise the credit card limit to $10,000.  Carol seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved by roll call vote.

Staff Raises  Three per cent is the customary amount the staff receives each year.  Lee made a motion to give the three per cent for this coming year with no further raises during the calendar year; Karen seconded the motion and it passed unanimously by roll call vote.


Adjournment   With no further matters before the board, the meeting ended at 7:26 p.m.


Kathi Fluck

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