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Monthly Meetings of the
Barryton Public Library Board
Are held the 3rd Friday of each month
At 1:00pm at the library
198 Northern Ave, Barryton Mi 49305
989-382-5288





 Barryton Library Board Meeting Minutes -April 29, 2016 


BARRYTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
P.O. BOX 215
BARRYTON, MICHIGAN 49305
April 29, 2016
Library Board Meeting Minutes


Board members in attendance:
Ellen Shanafelt
Debra Willis-Lynch
Roverta Coon
Nancy Mohr
Linda Myers
Olivia Soriano

Meeting called to order at 1:02 p.m.
Adoption of Agenda: Motion made by Debra to adopt the agenda, seconded by Nancy.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Secretary’s Report: Motion made by Linda to approve the report of March 18, 2016, seconded by Debra.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Public participation: Connie Gibson and Kristin Lytle.

Correspondence:
We received letters from Baird, Cotter and Bishop regarding an audit of the library and OCI a State agency located in Oklahoma regarding High School yearbooks being digitally memorialized on DVDs.
Committee Reports: None

Director’s Report:
We received millage from Chippewa Twp., Penal Fines from Isabella County, State Aid, and a donation of $100.00 from Sheridan Township.
Barryton Public Library will be hosting Boaters’ Safety Course on April 30th. (Dawn’s idea).
This course is offered by the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Dept. We have 41 people signed up. We hope to make this a yearly event.
Update on the Content Filters for Computers. Marcia has tried two alternative content filters on the kids’ computers. The only one affordable and doesn’t interfere with our internet speeds is called Net Nanny. The cost is $225.00 per year.
Our millage is in need of renewal this year. If we want it on the August ballot, our ballot wording needs to be turned in to the County Clerk by May 10th.
Julie Austin says in all likelihood the Chippewa Township Offices will be moving to their new Community Building.

Marcia suggested getting some sort of slider to separate the 2 rooms in the library. This would help when meeting are held in the second room.


Motion made by Roverta to accept the Director’s Report, seconded by Olivia.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Action Items:

Motion made by Roverta to pay check #8720-8746 plus EFTs for a total of $11,649.42, seconded by Olivia.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Motion made by Debra to purchase Net Nanny when Marcia determines it is needed, seconded by Olivia
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Motion made by Linda to have the regular May meeting on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 3:45 p.m., the Budget Workshop on June 10th at 10:30 a.m., the Budget Hearing June 17th at 12:30 p.m. seconded by Nancy.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Motion made by Nancy to accept the millage ballot language which will appear on the August ballot.
Shall the millage of the Barryton Public Library District (including Barryton Public and Chippewa Branch libraries) be renewed at a rate of .9957 of a mill (This rate is slightly lower than its previous rate of 1 mill due to “Headlee Rollback”) for a period of 4 years ($.9957 per $1000 of taxable value for years 2017 through 2020 inclusive) for all purposes authorized by law? If levied at its maximum the millage is estimated to provide revenues of $98,320 in its first year. A home valued at $75,000 ($37,500 taxable value) would pay $37.34 per year.
5 ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Other Business:
The Board discussed the letter from OCI and will not participate in the yearbook digitally DVDs.
Nancy will contact Baird, Cotter and Bishop regarding their letter.
The budget workshop is scheduled for June 10, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

BUDGET HEARING MEETING: FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH @ 12:30 P.M.

Next Regular Meeting: Tuesday, MAY 31, 2016 at 3:45 p.m.

Adjournment: Motion made to adjourn by Roverta, seconded by Roverta.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.


Nancy L. Mohr
Secretary




 

 Barryton Public Library Board Meeting March 18, 2016


Barryton Public Library
198 Northern Avenue
Barryton,Michigan

March 18, 2016
Library Board Minutes

Members Present:
Ellen Shanafelt
Debra Willis-Lynch
Nancy Mohr (Skype)
Roverta Coon ( Phone)
Olivia Soriano
Absent: Linda Myers

Meeting called to order at 1:00 p.m.
Adoption of agenda: Motion made by Olivia to adopt the agenda, seconded by Roverta.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Secretary’s Report: Motion by Debra to approve the minutes of February19, 2016, seconded by Roverta.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Public Participation: Connie Gibson and Kristin Lytle

Correspondence: Letter from Applied Imaging
Committee: None

Director’s Report:
The ladies are working on the summer reading program. This year theme is Ready-Set-Read. It is a sports game theme.
Julie Austin sent samples of the utility bills. There should be enough in this year’s budget to cover our half of the cost for the remainder of the fiscal year. We may need to budget $1500.00 in next year’s budget. Applied Imaging is suggesting we replace our copier. Marcia does not think we need to do it yet but we purchased the copier in 2009 for $1,125.00.
It will get more difficult to find parts for it if it needs them.
The CD will mature in a few days. It needs to be renewed.
We received millage from Fork and Chippewa Twps. The Building Maintenance line item may go over budget because of the air conditioner roof mount project.


Motion made by Nancy to accept the Director’s Report, seconded by Debra.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Action Items:

Motion made by Nancy, to pay check #8853-8885 plus EFTs for a total of $7,566.99, seconded by Olivia.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Motion made by Olivia to pay ½ of the utility bills at the Chippewa library on a monthly basis, seconded by Roverta.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Other Business
The millage will be discussed at the April meeting. Ellen and Marcia will prepare letter to Mr. Viaches.

Next Meeting: FRIDAY April 29, 2016@ 1:00 p.m.
Adjournment: Motion made to adjourn by Debra, seconded by Roverta.
All ayes, no –opposed-motion carried.


Nancy Mohr
Secretary




Board Meeting Minutes February 19, 2016

Barryton Public Library
198 Northern Avenue
Barryton,Michigan

February 19, 2016
Library Board Minutes

Members Present:
Ellen Shanafelt ( Skype)
Debra Willis-Lynch
Nancy Mohr (Skype)
Roverta Coon ( Phone)
Olivia Soriano
Absent: Linda Myers

Meeting called to order at 1:02 p.m.
Adoption of agenda: Motion made by Olivia to adopt the agenda, seconded by Debra.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Secretary’s Report: Motion by Roverta to approve the minutes of January 15, 2016, seconded by Debra.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Public Participation: Connie Gibson and Kristin Lytle

Correspondence: Letter from Mr. Norm Viaches
Committee: None

Director’s Report:
The water is making noises occasionally. Marcia asked John Jamison to take a look at it and at the faucet in the bathroom, which has always made a noise. The water heater is laden with sediment and the faucet needs to be replaced also. The cost for both would be about $600.00.
We have received millage from both, Fork and Chippewa Twps as well as Penal fines from Isabella and Mecosta Counties.
We are now showing movies at the library once a week. If it turns out to be a hit Marcia would consider doing the same thing in Chippewa.
We are having problems with the software that both libraries use to filter the internet. We have had this since 2001 but now it is not being taken care of by
the company. Marcia will find someone to work with us regarding this issue.
There was roof mount damage to the shingles because of the way the mount was originally put on the roof. The shingles were tarred but we need to watch them.


Motion made by Nancy to accept the Director’s Report, seconded by Roverta.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Action Items:

Motion made by Roverta, to pay check #8807-8852 plus EFTs for a total of $15,057.16, seconded by Olivia.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Motion made by Roverta to have Marcia research the filter situation and if necessary purchase what we need, seconded by Olivia.
All ayes, no opposed-motion carried.

Other Business
The board discussed the millage and will take it up at the April meeting.
The letter from Mr. Viaches was discussed. The board will write a response.
Kristin asked if we would consider paying part of the gas and electric bills at Chippewa. She will supply the costs at our next meeting.


Next Meeting: FRIDAY March 18, 2016@ 1:00 p.m.
Adjournment: Motion made to adjourn by Nancy, seconded by Debra.
All ayes, no –opposed-motion carried.

Nancy Mohr
Secretary







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