Appleton Public Library

Board of Trustees Minutes

August 9, 1999

Present: Bergen, Bergman, Bloedow, Loebach, Parker, Schuessler

Excused: Ducklow, Dunlap, Heuring

Others Present: Dawson, Kelly, Lemke, Wiltzius

President Bergen called the meeting to order at 5:05 PM


The minutes of the July 12, 1999 meeting were reviewed. Bloedow moved approval, Bergman seconded and the motion passed

Dawson presented the financial report for July, 1999, which included a new format for the revenue and checking account report for the months of May and June of 1999. The new report should give a better report of where petty cash funds are generated and expended. Parker moved approval, Bloedow seconded. The motion passed

Director's Report

70/30 Request – The City Council has taken another look at the 70/30 process, which allows City Departments to expend up to 70% of any unspent money from the previous year. Bergman moved to reaffirm the Board’s previous action of June 14, allocating the entire 70% ($6,958), and Bloedow seconded. The motion passed.

Discussion of Coffee Service – Dawson informed the Board that a study has begun on the reallocation of first floor space. The major concern is how patrons find information and get staff assistance, as well as space for seating and collections. One element of the study will be considering a possible coffee and gift shop. Dawson discussed alternatives of size, scope and operations. There was discussion; as the study progresses, the Board will continue to be informed.

Other Business

The Board convened in closed session pursuant to Wisconsin statute 19.85(1) (b)& c) to discuss personnel actions and compensation and then resumed meeting in open session.


The meeting adjourned at 5:52 PM. The next Board Meeting will be September 13th in the Boardroom at 5:00 PM.