Library Board Meeting Minutes

Appleton Public Library
Board of Trustees

September 11,1995

present: Baehman, Bergen, Bloedow, Bubolz, DeVries, Ducklow, Siebers
excused: Dunlap, Jeanette
others present: Library Director Pennington, Muench, Wiltzius, Dawson


DeVries called to order at 7:05 PM. In Dunlap's absence, DeVries asked Ducklow to serve as acting Secretary. Siebers moved and Bloedow seconded approval of July minutes. The motion passed. Siebers moved and Bergen seconded approval of Bill Register for July and August. The motion passed.



Siebers reported that the committee recommended Bloedow as President, Ducklow as Vice President, and Baehman as Secretary. After discussion, the Board approved the recommended slate of officers. New offices will be effective October 1.


Dawson and Muench reported on the status of the building and remodeling project. Pennington discussed finances and the bid opening and approval process. The staff is committed to maintaining services throughout the project, though there will be some disruption and inconvenience.


Pennington reported that he had prepared a preliminary 1996 budget request in response to a request from the Mayor. He discussed aspects of the proposed budget and differences from 1995. He will forward the budget request to the new Board Finance Committee once incoming Board President Bloedow has made committee appointments.

DeVries asked for questions about the process or concerns for the Finance Committee. DeVries asked that the Finance Committee report at the next Board meeting.


Baehman suggested that the Board ask the Library Foundation for a grant of funds to augment the Frank P. Young Scholarship Fund, so that the Fund would be sufficient to produce a scholarship grant of $1,000 annually. After discussion, it was agreed that the Scholarship Committee would undertake a fund raising campaign, rather than tap into Foundation funds at a time when they might be needed to assist with the building project. Wiltzius will work with the Scholarship Committee on fund raising efforts.


It was agreed that future Board meetings would be held on the Monday following the first Wednesday each month at 7:00 PM. The next meeting will be at 7:00 PM October 9. The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 PM.

minutes approved by Library Board 10/9/95

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