Blue Earth Community Library

Library Board Minutes

February 9.2010

4:15 p.m.


Members present: Ann Ekse,Kay Nemanic,,John Huisman Lennie Clement,  and director Eva Gaydon.


Members Absent:  Amalia Olson, Kathleen Benz,Wilma Bittinger


Also present: Dena Schmitgen, District 1 representative of the Faribault County Library Board, and K. Bailey, City Administrator.


Meeting called to order at 4:20 p.m. by John Huisman, president.


Old Business: 

There was no old business.


New Business:


The contract with the County Library Board was presented and discussed. The motion to approve the contract was made by L. Clement and seconded by A. Ekse.


Our copier is being repaired at this time, but a different model is being considered.  This would be a leased copier with a maintenance agreement. More information will be forthcoming at the March meeting.


A TV will be purchased using around $500.00 from our donation funds. The motion to purchase was made by A. Ekse and seconded by L. Clement.


The director needs a new computer. The funds for this are to be taken out of the supplies budget. The cost would be around $600.00. A motion was made by Lennie Clement and seconded by Ann Ekse to approve the purchase.



A motion was made by Lennie Clement and Seconded by Kay Nemanic to approve the bills.

The director’s report was presented: Telecommunications line upgrade to dedicated T1

Our new board member is Kay Nemanic

Faribault County Library Service database cleanup, telecommunications line, patrons


Make a Splash summer reading program kickoff February 12.


Great Decisions discussions and speakers with Community Education


The motion was made and seconded, carried unamimously to adjourn the meeting at 5:05 pm.


Respectfully submitted,

Ann Ekse, Secretary