July 17, 2007
Present: Becky Dickerson, Leslee Miller, Jon Kehne, Teresa
Myott, John Aune, Sarah Nagle, Jane Aune, Peggy Bryan, and
Jon Kehne, board chair, called the meeting to order at 5:45.
The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed. Becky said
that portion of the minutes regarding Integrus should be stated
more clearly. After a discussion, the minutes were modified
slightly to reiterate that, "the board asked Kristie to
proceed with her work with Integrus and the first two
options." A motion was made to accept the minutes, it was
seconded and the motion carried.
Peggy reviewed the Financial Reports; Budget Report through
June 30, 2007, July Vouchers and Account Balances Reports. She
reviewed June vouchers #8669-8714 totaling $16,082.38. Kristie
reviewed circulation reports for June, noting that overall
circulation was down a little. She noted that there was an
increase in reference questions and strong circulation in
Albion, St. John and Tekoa. Website visits increased by 4000 and
database usage increased by 3200. Attendance at children's
programs fell, especially in Colfax.
Kristie reported that discussions are continuing with
Integrus Architecture on the building upgrades in Colfax and a
meeting is planned within the next few weeks.
Kristie spoke with Attorney Gary Libey regarding the risk
with our stairs. Indications are that WCL stairs pose a
reasonable, yet unavoidable risk - the same as any public
building with a staircase.
James will work with Horizon to modify our online catalog to
begin tracking the circulation of materials made in Colfax by
people who live outside the Colfax City limits. This will help
us better understand how many customers from outside of Colfax
are using the main branch.
As requested, Peggy shared information about the cost and
impact of a bond to the library district. At $.18 per thousand
of assessed value, it would coast approximately $18 per year to
a property owner with $100,000 of assessed value over the life
of a 15-year bond. Kristie added that the Colfax building was
originally built with countywide taxes through a bond issue and
is the main asset of the library district. A discussion
Peggy presented the Friends of WCL membership list, with
seven new members.
Kristie introduced Sarah Nagle, Colton and Uniontown Branch
Manager. She reported on each branch, noting circulation,
storytime and costs of each branch. She commended Sarah for her
efforts and praised her outreach to schools and day cares.
The Board named Lori Pierce of St. John as library supporter
of the month. She was praised for her support of the St. John
library and her community. Becky will join Kristie on Friday to
present Lori with her certificate of appreciation.
The next board meeting will be September 17th in the Colfax
Library. The 2008 budget will be presented at this meeting. If
needed, another meeting will be scheduled in September to
approve the budget. The October meeting is scheduled for the
16th at the Palouse Branch.
The meeting adjourned at 6:30. The board then toured Leslee
Miller's Premier Alpaca Ranch and had dinner at Eleanor's.
Bryan, Recording Secretary
Kristie Kirkpatrick, Library Director
Kehne, Board Chair