Appleton Public Library

Board of Trustees Minutes

April 9, 2003, 2003


Present:                Bergman, Bergen, Bloedow, Ducklow, Dunlap, Nagler, Schuessler

Excused:              de Young, Chandler

Others present:   Dawson, Kelly, Lemke, Muench, Asst. City Attorney Christopher Behrens



Minutes and Bill Registers

President Bergman called the meeting to order at 12:00.  Schuessler moved and Ducklow seconded approval of the March 12, 2003 minutes.  Dawson made one correction to the minutes in the sentence Nagler expressed concern over the legality of the policy and asked that the City Attorney review the policy.”  The motion passed as corrected.  Ducklow moved approval of the March, 2003 bill register, Schuessler seconded and the motion passed.  Bergman asked Bloedow to sign the bill register in de Young’s absence.


Personnel Committee Report

Schuessler reported that the Personnel Committee met just prior to the Board Meeting to review the Director’s goals.  The Committee suggested some wording changes but approved the goals.  Schuessler moved to accept the goals with the additions, Bloedow seconded and the motion passed.


Director’s Report

Dawson reported that after review of the Children’s Area Appropriate Use Policy by the City Attorney’s Office, section 2d was reworded to clarify the language.  Bergen moved to accept the Policy, Bloedow seconded and the motion passed.  Dawson thanked Behrens for his work on the policy language.


Bergman shared Mayor Hanna’s National Library Week Proclamation for the week of April 6th through April 12th.  Dawson listed all the activities planned for the week, highlighting “Prime Time”, a program that works with parents and children having reading difficulties.


The Wisconsin State Library Association is promoting a “Resolution of Affirmation for Free Public Library Services.”  Bergen moved to adopt the Resolution, Bloedow seconded, and the motion passed.


Dawson outlined the 2004 budget process to the Board.  The Library budget should be approved at the June 11th Board meeting in order to meet the City’s June 13 deadline for budget submission.  This will require a Finance Committee meeting prior to the June Board meeting.  Final approval of the budget is expected at the November 12th Council meeting.


The meeting adjourned at 12:50 PM.