Board of Trustees Meeting
November 18, 2008
Rebecca Dickerson, Leslee Miller, Teresa Myott, Kristie
Kirkpatrick and Peggy Bryan.
Miller, board chair, called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m.
Leslee asked for additions or modifications to the agenda.
There were none.
The minutes of the previous meeting was delayed until there
was a quorum of those attending the previous meeting.
Kristie reviewed circulation reports for October.
She reported that circulation had an overall increase of
501 from last year, with the biggest increases at St. John and
Malden, Endicott and Palouse had decreases.
She noted the strong attendance at Kids programs
noted the strong database usage, which hinges on Erica’s
outreach to schools. She
also noted the high number of online catalog searches, which we
will continue to monitor.
Jon Kehne arrived for the meeting.
Peggy reviewed the Financial Reports; Budget,
Account Balances Reports and September vouchers #9528-9590
totaling $28,344.66. Board
members signed to authorize payment.
Peggy presented resolution #07-08, increasing the Library
Revolving fund from $1500 to $2000; Resolution #08-08, RCW
84.55.120 for addition 1% in 2009; and Resolution #09-08,
addressing Levy Certification in 2009.
Jon Kehne made a motion to pass all three resolutions,
Becky Dickerson seconded and the motion passed.
reported on the WCL Foundation fundraising event, “Soiree’
in the Stacks.” The
auction was very successful, totaling $66,425.
A discussion followed on the success of the event.
Becky Dickerson shared a slideshow of photos she took
during the evening.
announced that she received preliminary word from USDA that the
preliminary application was approved at the local and state
level for $550,000. We
can now proceed with the USDA application.
The next steps will be: 1) Architectural services – RFP
and selection in late December, 2) secure firm architectural,
etc. plans and bids in late February, 3) submit final
application for USDA loan, late February, 4) upon USDA loan
approval, go out for project bids and choose a contractor, and
5) continue grant writing.
reported that the Garfield Annexation passed with a 72% approval
vote. She announced
that Crystal Bailey is the new branch manager in Garfield and
reported that the Town of Endicott puts the library on their
ballot each year. It
passed by 66% this year, which is slightly down from previous
years. She plans to
give contract towns in the library district information on
annexing to the district.
reported that Malden will be remaining in the library district,
as funding from private sources (Avista Corporation and Rosalia
Lions Club) was secured for 2009.
She reported that Airpipe is awaiting USDA funding to
build a community center in Malden.
The plans include 10 computers that are monitored via a
security camera, and an area for library services, etc.
St. John open house was a celebration for their community and
the library! Becky
reported that Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, Commissioners Greg Partch
and Jerry Finch attended the event.
The festivities included a ribbon cutting, dedication
ceremony and refreshments.
Kristie announced the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation awarded WCL an Opportunity Online grant award.
We will receive $15,000 in computer equipment with our
match of $5000. Leslee
Miller signed a letter of intent covering our $5000 commitment
of funds from Capital Reserve.
This will be resolution #06-08.
Peggy discussed the Friends of WCL cookbook
reported the cookbook was submitted in October and anticipates
it will arrive in time for Christmas.
She shared the cookbook cover, expressing thanks to
photographer Jerry McCollum for designing the cover.
Thanks also to Jane Aune, Becky Lawhead, Marcia Cocking
and Wanda Alderman for typing all the recipes.
Kristie discussed WCL Board terms and
thanked the board for their commitment of time and efforts by
serving on the library board. Teresa Myott served an un-expired term from 2006-2008, and
her first term would begin in January, 2009 and would expire in
December, 2014. Jon Kehne has fulfilled one term and his second
term would expire in December, 2014 also.
Becky Dickerson made a motion to continue both Teresa
Myott and Jon Kehne’s terms for the next five years.
Leslee Miller seconded and the motion passed.
Kristie announced the December supporter of
the month is Alex McGregor.
The McGregor Company has supported summer reading at
branches over many years; and most recently, generously
supported the Building Project with $5000, via Alex’s
challenge and the “Soiree in the Stacks.”
Kristie passed out coming events calendar for
December, noting the Tree of Lights Celebration, Winter
Kristie announced that the library staff
winter luncheon will be on December 10th from
12:00-1:30, with a brief meeting to follow.
Becky Dickerson discussed giving turkeys to staff, as in
previous years. A
brief discussion followed. A motion was made by Becky to
purchase turkeys for staff. It was seconded by Teresa and the
motion passed. With
no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:14.
Bryan, Recording Secretary
Kirkpatrick, Library Director
Miller, Board Chair
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