Blue Earth Community Library

Library Board Minutes

September 14. 2009

4:10 p.m.


Members present: Ann Ekse, Wilma Bittinger, John Huisman, Kathleen Benz, and director Eva Gaydon. Also present was Dale Zalenka, executive director of Traverse de Sioux


Members Absent: Amalia Olson, Lennie Clement



Meeting called to order at 4:10 p.m. by President John Huisman

Approval of the June Minutes was postponed.


Approve Bills:


The motion was made by Wilma Bittinger and seconded by K. Benz to approve the payment of March bills.


Director’s Report:


The director’s report was distributed. There will be a major upgrade to the automation system on Monday, Sept. 28. There will be some changes to the patron catalog, but no major problems are anticipated.


Old Business: 

There was no old business.

New Business:


The 2010 budget was reviewed. There is a cost of living increase of 3%. The basement will need to be included under capital expenditures, also a new sign for the outside of the Library.  The director of the library needs a new computer.


The motion was made by Ann Ekse ands seconded by Wilma Bittinger to adjourn. Carried unanimously and the meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Ann Ekse, Secretary