Appleton Public Library

Board of Trustees Minutes

July 13, 2001



Present:                             Bergman, Bloedow,  Chandler, de Young, Dunlap, Schuessler

Excused:                             Bergen, Heuring, Ducklow

Others present:                              Dawson, Kelly, Lemke, Muench, Shriver


President Schuessler called the meeting to order at 12:07 PM.



Minutes of the June 11, 2001 meeting were reviewed: Bergman moved approval, Bloedow seconded, and the motion passed.   Bergman moved approval of the June 2001 bill register, Chandler seconded, the motion passed.


Finance Committee Report

Bergman, Chair of the Finance Committee, reported the Committee and staff met on July 9 to review the 2002 budget proposal.  Bergman asked Dawson to explain the memo distributed to the Board outlining the rational for the 2002 budget request.  Overall the budget request of $3,358,094 is a 4.35% increase over 2001 with the majority of the increase related to personnel costs of living and step increases.


The 2002 supplemental budget includes a request to add two new positions, a network services technician and an additional circulation clerk.  The requests are a result of an increase in technology usage and an increase in the circulation of materials. 


A $47,000 CIP request is for the replacement of computers and a reader printer.  


Bergman moved approval of the proposed budget with the 4.35% increase, the supplemental budget request for 2 new positions and the capital improvement request for $47,000.00.  Bloedow seconded the motion and the motion passed.


Bergman expressed appreciation to the members of the Finance Committee and Library Staff for all the time spent preparing the budget.


Other Business

Dawson welcomed and introduced Dr. William Chandler to the Board.  Dr. Chandler brings a love of reading and many years experience to the Board.


The meeting adjourned at 12:50 PM.