Appleton Public Library

Board of Trustees


July 12, 1999


Present: Bergen, Bloedow, Ducklow, Heuring, Loebach, Parker, Schuessler

Excused: Bergman, Dunlap

Others Present: Dawson, Kelly, Lemke, Muench, Wiltzius

President Bergen called the meeting to order at 5:04 PM.


The minutes of the June 14 meeting were reviewed. Parker moved approval, Bloedow seconded and the motion passed. Parker moved approval of the June 1999 bill registers and Bloedow seconded. Dawson noted that the checking account financial report is being revised and therefore had not been included in Board packets, though the full checking bill register was submitted for approval. The motion passed.

Special Planning Committee Report

Schuessler reported that the five year plan has been completed and encouraged the Board to approve the document as presented. Schuessler and Dawson expressed their appreciation to all the groups involved in preparing the plan. Copies will be distributed to all the Board members, supervisory staff, Foundation Board, FOAL Board, City Council, and the media. The library will make several copies available to the public. Bloedow moved that the Board approve the document and Parker seconded. The motion passed.

Finance Committee Report/2000 Budget Request

In Bergman’s absence, Dawson reported that the Library Board Finance Committee had met and adopted the 2000 proposed Budget as submitted, including supplemental requests and capital request. After discussion, Loebach moved approval of the Budget proposal as submitted and Parker seconded. The motion passed.

Director's Report

The Foundation has approved development of a Planned Giving Program and has hired the firm of Meyer Heykes to organize the process. It is expected that the process will take about a year, and the Foundation will work to keep the Library Board informed.

Dawson asked Board members to leave their copies of the Trustees Handbook for updating. Updates will be mailed to other Board members.


The next Board Meeting will be August 9th in the Boardroom at 5:00 PM. The meeting adjourned at 5:55 PM.