Appleton Public Library

Board of Trustees


June 13, 2000


Present: Bergen, Ducklow, Heuring, Loebach, Schuessler

Excused: Dunlap, Bergman, Bloedow, Parker

Others Present: Kelly, Lemke, Muench

President Schuessler called the meeting to order at 12:05 PM.


The minutes of the May 8, 2000 meeting were reviewed; Bergen moved approval, Heuring seconded. The motion passed. Bergen moved approval of the May, 2000 bill register and Loebach seconded. The motion passed.

Service Club Memberships

Bergen moved to pay 2000 dues for service club memberships; Ducklow seconded. Discussion of the benefits the library receives from having staff involved in community organizations pursued. Heuring suggested that the dues be paid this year, and that staff present a plan for memberships generally as a part of the 2001 budget request. The motion passed.

Deputy Director's Report - Kelly

60/40 Request Status

Kelly reported that the Department Heads have included our request for funds to replace the fire panel alarm and control system in the Library. A general increase in parking fees was included for all departments in the City. The request for 60/40 funds will go to the City Council on June 21, 2000.

OWLS County Library Plan

A draft copy of a proposal prepared by Rick Krumwiede, OWLS Director, was sent to all Board members for their comment.

Library Sculpture

Heuring moved that a committee be formed to explore the options for additional public art in the library. The committee should include a Library Board Member, Foundation Board Member, FOAL Member, Library Staff person, and someone representing the local arts community. Bergen seconded and the motion passed.

Coffee Shop

Kelly reported that Dawson has sent out 15 copies of an RFP for a coffee shop in the library. Replies are due June 26th.

Wisconsin Statute 43.12

Beginning in July 2000, each public library must provide a statement to the Clerks of the counties in which the library lies in whole or in part. The statement must include how many loans were made to county residents of municipalities without libraries, how many loans were made altogether, and the library's total operating budget. APL is providing this information via OWLS and the other library systems involved.

Other Business

Kelly stated that the Board Finance Committee will need to meet prior to the next Board Meeting, July 11th at which time a draft of the 2001 budget will be presented, and asked if Heuring and Ducklow would stay after the meeting to discuss possible dates.

Loebach moved for adjournment of the meeting and Ducklow seconded. The meeting adjourned at 1:00 PM