LINCOLN CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Members: Kathy Moss, Patrisha Street, Terry Broberg, Karen Jeffers, Sunnie McBride, Sharon Luck and Lynne Metz
Librarians: Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen
Kathy called the meeting to order. Sharon moved to accept the October 11 minutes with Karen seconding the motion. The minutes were approved. Mary reported on the children’s department. Story time attendance is down with 5 to 8 children attending, but it is a normal fluctuation. LEAP has 25-35 students. The Teens are planning an activity in December.
Nancy’s report began with information on trash cans from Summit Supply Company. The price for 2 concrete receptacles with shipping is @ $915. The FLCL has offered to put some money towards this project. The Activity Kit Grant was accepted. Holiday closings include: November 11, 24, December 24 and 31. The City will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2 and would she would like to close the library on those two days. All of the chairs now have new leg pads on them. CB Trucking will pick up recycling twice a month at no charge. The Technology workshop on November 1 was on KOHA, the software for our circulation of books, etc. CKLS gave us a 64 GB flash drive to back up the staff computers.
After discussion, Terry moved to purchase the trash receptacles, asking FLCL to donate the money for them. Lynne seconded the motion and the motion carried. Terry will attend the coming FLCL meeting and present the plan. It was agreed to close the library on the holiday Mondays. Terry reported that Keith Naegele would like to try another chemical to clean the old stone. With regard to waxing the lower level floors, Terry was going to check with her contact. Deb Ortiz asked if the board would consider replacing windows as a project and discussion followed.
Terry moved to go into executive session at 6:03 for 15 minutes with Lynne as second to discuss the annual review of salaries. The regular meeting reconvened at 6:18.
Lynne moved to approve the bills with Sharon adding a second. Motion carried. Wages for the 2017 year are Nancy at $13.00 /hour and Mary at $9.00/ hour. Discussion followed about changing hours of operation during the winter months.
Karen reported discussing safety with Sheriff Weigel. There is concern for the safety of the librarians working alone in the library. He gave pepper spray to Nancy and suggested calling 911 immediately without saying anything over the phone. The police would respond ASAP. Other suggestions were: mirrors for back door, and lock south door after dark. The problem of children loitering outside the library can be reported to the sheriff’s office and they will come and talk to the kids. A thank you will be sent to Sheriff Weigel.
Discussion followed regarding the Library Evaluation by CKLS representatives. Some issues discussed were repair and ramp sidewalk entrance to the street. Nancy will contact the city about this. The old wood soffits need caulking and painting and Terry and Trish volunteered to work on that if scaffolding was available. The west and north side railings are rusting at the concrete level which could be fixed with zinc paint. The upper level emergency lights need new batteries at $15 each. Nancy will have the city men check them. The south entrance door is not wide enough for a wheel chair. It was suggested to widen the door and add an automatic door opener.
Sharon moved to adjourn the meeting, with a second by Lynne. The next meeting will be December 13, 2016.
Lynne Metz, Secretary