Library Board Meeting Minutes

Appleton Public Library
Board of Trustees

October 3, 1996

Present: Baehman, Bloedow, Egelhoff, Schuessler, Ducklow
Absent: Bergen, Loebach, Dunlap, DeVries
Others present: Dawson, Kelly, Lemke, Wiltzius


The minutes of the September 5 meeting were presented. Egelhoff moved and Baehman seconded approval. The motion passed.

Bill Register

The Bill Register for September was presented. There was discussion of balances remaining in several accounts. Schuessler moved approval, Egelhoff seconded, and the motion passed.

Director's Report

Dawson discussed the 1997 budget and distributed copies of the proposed Library Budget as presented to the Mayor.

The demolition of the old City Hall building is progressing and should be substantially completed in October. Oscar Boldt is contributing demolition and the Library Foundation will cover additional costs.

Dawson introduced the new Assistant Director, Barbara Kelly, who has been on the Library Staff since 1981.

The week of the grand re-opening activities were highly successful. Dawson complimented the staff and Wiltzius on their efforts and noted the work of Foundation Board member Kate Dugan on the Ambrose fund raising dinner.

The construction project is nearing conclusion with the following major items to be completed: theft detection system; service desks; signage; entryway reconstruction. There was discussion of the project budget versus the construction contract. The construction budget, including contingency, is expended. Other project funds are used for furnishing and equipment, but it is expected that we will be well under budget.

Dawson noted that he and Kelly had met with Appleton North High School personnel to discuss possible cooperative efforts. There was discussion of school and public library cooperation and Dawson stated he would keep the Board informed.

Dawson discussed the library checking account at the credit union, and the need to cooperate with the City Finance Department and to provide Board oversight. He asked the Board Finance Committee to meet with library staff to agree on procedures and report back to the Board at its November meeting.


The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 PM. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM.

minutes approved by Library Board 11/7/96.

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