Lincoln Carnegie Library Board of Trustees
September 11, 2014
Members Present: Kathy Moss, Karen Jeffers, Jerry Philbrick, Terry Broberg, Patrisha Street
Librarians Present: Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen
Kathy called the meeting to order. Terry moved to accept the minutes from August, 2014. Patrisha seconded the motion. Motion passed.
The Children’s Department report included the following: Story Time resumed September 4th with 11 kids and 6 adults attending. LEAP after school kids will start coming on Friday, September 12th. Mr. Koch, grade school principal, said about 60 students had signed up for Friday afternoons. Libri Grant books have been received: 63 new books and 19 bonus Math and Science books. The LIBRI foundation requests a thank you letter-news release be sent to them. Mary will also be taking pictures to send. All the books have been processed and are on the shelves. Patty Collins, CKLS Youth Services Department representative, helped Mary with weeding the non-fiction section.
Nancy reported that Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm, Nora Rhoades, Post Rock Extension Agent, is scheduled to give a program on disaster preparedness at the library. They are needing ten people to attend and Nancy hopes that board members will attend. Game Day/Night was discussed with expense projection. Karen moved to have Game Day. Jerry seconded the motion. Motion passed. It was decided not to apply for a grant to cover the expense of Game Day. Game Day will be Monday, October 13th from 2pm-5pm. Nancy made up a very nice flyer for each of the board members. The operating hours sign is up in front of the library. World Pest did their annual treatment. Key Office was called as the copier was having problems. The repairman came out and parts were ordered. Since we have a service contract with Key Office, there is no charge for this repair. There are ongoing problems with the elevator: service calls needed in February and August. The service man thought the auxiliary switch might be the problem.
Nancy will call B&K Access to inquire about the reliability of the repairman and the cost of the auxiliary switch (repairman charges $1.25/mile for 95 mile trip. Jerry volunteered to call Mitch Kobbeman to see how the high rise elevator problems are handled. We do not have a service contract ($1000/yr).
The Garage sale was discussed and Kathy made the motion to not participate this year. Jerry seconded the motion. Motion carried. The West door panels were installed but are still not right. The doors will be taken out for a few days and Kelly will make things right at no additional cost.
Terry called for an executive session for 15 minutes at 5:30 pm. The board came out of executive session at 5:45 pm.
The limestone repair bids were given to each board member. Keith Naegele has submitted a base bid of $5450.00. Replacing two pieces of stone on the north side of the library for labor, equipment and material for $1640.00, cost of two pieces of limestone $580.00: total project $7670.00. Terry has applied to several sources for funding. City of Lincoln Center voted to spend $1000.00 on project.
Terry asked how the librarians thought the janitors were doing. They both said when the check-off sheet was implemented the service was improved, but has slackened off recently. Ways were discussed on showing our appreciation to them. We cannot legally give them a gift as they are contract workers. It was decided to ask for the bathroom to be cleaned thoroughly each time they are here, rather than once a week.
Karen moved to approve the pending bills. Jerry seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Jerry moved to adjourn. Patrisha seconded. Motion carried. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 9 at 5pm.