President Bergman called the meeting to order at .Nagler moved and Schuessler seconded approval of the minutes of the
September 11, 2002, meeting.The motion
Ducklow moved to approve the September, 2002 bill register
Bloedow seconded, and the motion passed.
A copy of the 2002-03 committee appointments was
distributed.Terry Bergen will continue
as the Board’s representative on the OWLS Board.
asked Wiltzius to review the process used in awarding the Frank P. Young
Scholarship.The process begins in
October with letters sent to all the library schools in Wisconsin
and establishing an application deadline early enough to make the award in
February, 2003. The Frank P. Young Scholarship Committee will meet soon.
Mayor’s executive budget was published the first week of October and included a
half time circulation clerk position.On
October 26th the City Council will meet to debate the budget. The
public will have two weeks to review and comment.The budget should be approved in
stated that the workplan has a Library Board planning retreat scheduled for
November 22.Bloedow, as chair of the
Planning Committee, asked the members of the Board for input on selecting
topics for discussion at the retreat.A
suggestion was made to ask a member of the Foundation Board to attend a Board
and planning meeting will be held in Green Bay
November 11th for libraries receiving a Gates Grant.Barbara Kelly, Meg Shriver and Kurt Riechers
will be attending. At this meeting, purchase orders will be given out and the
computers may then be ordered.Three
library staff employees will be going to Seattle
on December 7th for training in software to be installed on the
computers and computer technology.Construction of the lab is expected to cost about $23,000 and should be
done during December.The complete
project must be finished by February 8,
2003, according to grant criteria.
distributed the latest Board Member list and asked that each Board member check
the information that we have on file for them.
distributed the statistics for September, 2003 and commented that circulation
was up 18%, the door count up 13%, program attendance up 57%, and web page
access up 98% from 2002.Meeting room
usage declined slightly, but we are at or near capacity on the number of events
that we can hold with staff time available for setup.We have purchased new tables for the meeting
room so we can now seat 140 people in a classroom style.
made the motion to adjourn, Bloedow seconded and the meeting adjourned at .