Library Board Meeting Minutes

Appleton Public Library
Board of Trustees

September 8, 1997

Present: Bergen, Bergman, Bloedow, Ducklow, Dunlap, Loebach, Matz, Parker
Excused: Schuessler
Others present: Dawson, Lemke, Shriver


President Bloedow called the meeting to order at 5:05 P.M. The minutes of the August 11, 1997 meeting were presented. Loebach moved approval and Bergman seconded. Matz made one correction to the minutes, noting that she had requested that Policy information be published in the City newsletter AppleSource. The motion passed with the correction.

Bill Register

The bill register and financial report for August, 1997 were presented. Bergen moved approval and Matz seconded. The motion passed.

Nominating Committee

Loebach reported for the Nominating Committee in the absence of Chair Schuessler and moved the following slate of officers:
Terry Bergen, President
Kathy Schuessler, Vice President
Elly Loebach, Secretary
The motion was seconded by Matz and was passed. Board members commended Bloedow for his service as President. Bloedow commented on the Board's team spirit during the past two years.

Director's Report

The City policy is to make available to City Departments 70% of unused non-personnel funds from the previous year, subject to the approval of the committee of jurisdiction, City Finance Committee and Council. Matz moved that the $8,477.70 available to the Library from the 1996 budget carryover be added to the 1997 budget account for public services equipment replacement. Bergen seconded. The motion passed.

Dawson told the Board that he, Kelly, and Muench met with Mayor Hanna and City Budget Manager Lisa Maertz and presented the Library's 1998 budget proposal. Matz reviewed the budget approval process that would go forward with the Mayor and Council. Meg Shriver, Reference Supervisor, is serving as Centennial Chairperson and gave a report of the activities planned for the Library's celebration. Peter Ducklow showed a 30 second video he had produced as a public service announcement.

Dawson distributed a report that was prepared by Barbara Kelly showing statistics for library use. This report will be prepared monthly and distributed to the Board, staff and members of the City Council.


The policy committee will need to reconvene to complete review of the policy manual. The OWLS Board needs to have a representative of the APL Board as a member. Dawson thanked Bloedow for his leadership in two years as Board President.

The next meeting will be October 13th at 5:00 PM. The meeting adjourned at 6:41 PM.

minutes approved by Library Board 10/13/97.

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