Board of Trustees Meeting
April 22, 2008
Present: Rebecca Dickerson, Leslee Miller, Jon Kehne, Kristie
Kirkpatrick and Peggy Bryan.
Leslee Miller, board chair, called the meeting to order at
1:24 p.m. following the Friends of WCL Appreciation Luncheon.
Leslee asked for additions or modifications to the agenda. There
were none. The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.
Becky Dickerson made a motion to accept the minutes and Jon
Kehne seconded. The motion passed.
Peggy reviewed the Financial Reports; Budget, Account
Balances Reports and March vouchers #9161-9209 totaling
$20,411.86. Board members signed to authorize payment. Peggy
presented Resolution #04-08 to change policy XVII.B.1 & 2
and XVII.G.3.b increasing the amount from $500 to $1500 on the
disposition of surplus property. Becky Dickerson made a motion
to accept the motion, Jon Kehne seconded and board members
signed to authorize. Kristie proposed that the board give James
authority to dispose of surplus equipment in a manner he saw
most beneficial to the library. The board concurred. Kristie
reviewed circulation reports for March. The circulation
statistics showed a decrease of 932 system-wide. The report
showed that Albion, Endicott, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale and
St. John had increases in their circulation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Kristie reported on the progress with
the Headquarters building upgrades. Kristie noted that
fundraising is continuing, with applications sent to Sterling
Savings, Washington Mutual, Northwest Farm Credit, US Bank and
Schweitzer Engineering. She announced that Susan Fagan of
Schweitzer Engineering called this morning, committing $5000 to
the project. Kristie will continue to submit applications and
seek additional funding for this project. Becky Dickerson
offered to assist in seeking donations.
Kristie reported that the Capital Budget request of $115,000
was approved by the House of Representatives, Senate and signed
by Governor Gregoire. Rep. Joe Schmick sponsored the
appropriation and worked hard for its inclusion.
Kristie announced that the St. John Building project has made
great progress, with a tentative completion date near the end of
May. It is possible the community will be able to walk through
the building during the upcoming community day this Saturday.
Kristie discussed a public information meeting on the Colfax
Renovation project. It will be held in late May, likely May 27
at the Colfax Library.
NEW BUSINESS: Peggy presented an updated list of the Friends
of the Library and the Renovation Donor list.
Kristie announced that Erica Willson will remain with the
library as Teen Librarian. Alicia Wilson was recently hired as
the Tekoa Branch Manager and Rebecca Sprague was hired as the
Garfield Branch Manager. Welcome Erica, Alicia and Rebecca!
The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, May 20 at the
Tekoa Branch. The board will leave Colfax at 4:00 p.m., stop for
a tour of the Farmington Branch before traveling on to Tekoa.
With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 2:00.
Peggy Bryan, Recording Secretary
Kristie Kirkpatrick, Library Director
Leslee Miller, Board Chair
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