Appleton Public Library

Board of Trustees


September 12, 2000

Present: Bergen, Bergman, Bloedow, Ducklow, Parker,

Excused: Dunlap, Heuring, Loebach, Schuessler

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

Secretary Terry Bergman called the meeting to order at 12:07 PM.


The minutes of the August 8, 2000 meeting were reviewed; Bloedow moved approval, Parker seconded, and the motion passed. Parker moved approval of the August 2000 bill registers. Bergen seconded and the motion passed.

Board Business

Peter Ducklow, Chair of the Nominating Committee, reported polling the other members of the committee, Terry Dawson and Will Bloedow, and made a motion to nominate the following Board members as officers of the Board. Kathy Schuessler, President; Terry Bergman Vice President; and Lee Parker, Secretary. Bergman asked if there were any other nominations, being none, Bloedow seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Director's Report

Dawson distributed copies of the Grants that have been approved by the Foundation Board for the 2000-2001 fiscal year. The total amount awarded was $88,380. Bergen made the motion to approve the Grants as awarded, Bloedow seconded. The motion passed.

State of Wisconsin Attorney General, James Doyle presented the library with a check in the amount of $8819. This money was from a lawsuit settlement with Baker and Taylor, a library material supplier. Ducklow made the motion to accept the funds, and expend them for library materials, Parker seconded. The motion passed.

Changes to the previously approved budget request, necessary to facilitate City compliance with State expenditure restraint guidelines, were reveiwed. Bloedow moved to approve the changes, Bergen seconded. The motion passed.

Cecilia Wiltzius, Community Services Supervisor, was asked to explain to the Board the responsibilities of the Community Service Section of the Library. A folder containing several brochures describing library services and programs was distributed to the Board.

Old Business

Parker inquired on the status of the Coffee Shop. Dawson stated that the lease is in the City Attorney's Office for review.

The meeting adjourned at 1:00 PM