Blue Earth Community Library

Library Board Minutes

February 14, 2005

Members Present:  Lennie Clemnet, Linda Willette, Vernice Mensing, Andy Blum, Julie Perrizo, Gail Pearson, City Council liaison Dick Maher and Director Eva Gaydon


Meeting called to order at 4:05 pm by Vernice Menisng


Motion to approve bills by Julie Perrizo seconded by Linda Willette. Motion approved.

Director Report

Eva informed the board on her progress writing the accessibility grant.  Eva reported on the library staff working on various database cleanup reports.  Eva is scheduled for Sirsi training in March (new automation system) Legislative Day for libraries is February 24.  The City is requesting bids for janitorial services for city departments.

Old Business

Reviewed 2004 budget, capital account and 2005 budget.

New Business

Reviewed potential new board member application.  Motion by Linda Willette to accept application and nominate Wiletha Eckhardt as a new library board member. Seconded by Gail Pearson.  Motion approved.  Andy Blum informed the board he will not be able to attend board meetings after July, and suggested the board consider finding a replacement.

Motion made by Gail Pearson to elect Linda Willette as library chairperson, and Julie Perrizo and vice chair seconded by Andy Blum.  Motion Approved

Discussed copy machine quotes from Ikon, Riverbend and Metro Sales.  Motion made by Julie Perrizo to demo the Riverbend color copy machine seconded by Julie Perrizo.  Motion approved.

Due to budget restraints in 2004 the Library did not meet its 1700 title agreement with Traverse des Sioux.  The library will receive a check of $2,150.34 from Traverse des Sioux. Eva suggested the money be used toward the purchase of new computer equipment for the new automation system.   Motion made by Andy Blum to use the technical service refund toward the purchase of computers, motion seconded by Julie Perrizo.  Motion approved

Reviewed the automation agreement with Traverse des Sioux.  Motion made by Lennie Clement to be a participating member with Traverse des Sioux.  Seconded by Linda Willette.  Motion Approved.

Meeting adjourned at 5:30pm

Respectfully submitted by Eva Gaydon.