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 Whitman County Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

Colfax Branch

February 20, 2009
4:00 p.m.


Present: Rebecca Dickerson, Leslee Miller, Jon Kehne, John Aune, Teresa Myott, Kristie Kirkpatrick and Peggy Bryan. 

Teresa Myott, board chair, called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m. 
Teresa asked for additions or modifications to the agenda. Kristie asked that Larry Kom from CKA give his Architect report at this time. 

Kristie introduced Larry Kom from Castellaw Kom Architects. He explained the planning process and reviewed the current architectural plans. He discussed refining the functionality, use of space, cabinetry, etc. The library will remain open during the construction, walling off the work areas. He anticipates that we could receive thirty bids from construction firms. This bidding climate will allow us to stretch our bidding dollars. He reviewed the plans of all three floors and the placement of the elevator on each. Larry stated that he talked with Veronica Baer from USDA regarding WCL's application earlier in the day. She hopes to have news in a couple of weeks, when the federal government releases the funds. After a brief discussion, Larry left the meeting.
The minutes of the January meeting were reviewed. Becky Dickerson made a motion to accept minutes, Jon Kehne seconded and the motion passed.

Peggy presented Resolution #06-09, approving new VISA cards for staff with acquisition budgets. Becky Dickerson made a motion to accept the Resolution, Jon Kehne seconded and the motion passed. She reviewed the Financial Reports; Budget, Account Balances Reports and February vouchers #9697-9747 totaling $24,481.38. Board members signed to authorize payment. 

Kristie reviewed circulation reports for January. She reported that overall circulation remained similar to last year with Colfax being higher and the branches being lower. She noted that renewals increased by 900 and database usage had a 3500 increase. Kristie continues to be impressed with online library usage.

Kristie presented Resolution #05-09 to allow the town of Malden to annex into the library district. Jon Kehne made a motion to accept the resolution, Becky Dickerson seconded and the motion passed.

Peggy reported that she did not have an updated Friends of the Library list, but will bring it for the next meeting.

The next meeting will be at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17th at the Colfax Library.

With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:10.

Peggy Bryan, Recording Secretary

Kristie Kirkpatrick, Library Director

Teresa Myott, Board Chair

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick
Whitman County Library
102 S Main Street
Colfax, Washington 99111

509 397-4366 or toll-free 1-877-733-3375