Appleton Public Library

Board of Trustees

November 8, 1999

Present: Bergen, Bergman, Bloedow, Dunlap, Heuring, Loebach, Parker, Schuessler
Excused: Ducklow
Others Present: Dawson, Kelly, Lemke

President Schuessler called the meeting to order at 5:03 PM.

The minutes of the October 11, 1999, meeting were reviewed; Dunlap moved approval, Bergman seconded and the motion passed. Loebach moved approval of the October 1999 bill registers and Bergman seconded. A discussion ensued relating to balances in several accounts. Dawson stated that staff will present proposals related to fund balances at the December Board meeting. The motion passed.

Scholarship Committee
Chair Bloedow reported that he and Dawson met with the City Finance staff to discuss the Frank P. Young Scholarship Fund. There is a balance of $11,410 in the principal; interest is accrued every 6 months at 5.45%. This leaves $465 currently available for scholarship funding. Parker moved to forego awarding a scholarship in 2000 to allow fund growth so a more substantial award may be made. Heuring seconded. After discussion, the motion passed.

Director's Report
At the budget hearings of the Council Finance Committee, $15,000 in library supplemental for additional summer hours and an increase in the Children's materials were approved. The budget will go to the City Council for final approval November 12, 1999.

Dawson asked for action from the Board to approve the 2000 Library Calendar with scheduled closing dates. Bloedow moved approval, Loebach seconded. The motion passed.

Dawson presented the proposed 2000 Resource Library Contract with the Outagamie Waupaca Library System. Parker moved to approve the contract, Bergman seconded, and the motion passed.

Dawson asked Board members to consider donating poinsettias for the library atrium. Several non-profit charities in the area are selling the flowers; this would be a way of supporting the library and helping non-profit agencies. Staff will also be given the opportunity to donate flowers.

The Policy Committee may be asked to meet to review changes made in the Harassment Policy prior to the next Board meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 5:45 PM. The next meeting will be December 13, 1999.