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08-14-2003 Minutes-740- The 2003 Public Hearing of the Salina Public Library Board of Trustees was held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 14 August 2003 in the Prescott Room. The following Board members were present: Nancy Chandler, Janice Ostrom, Lynne Ryan, and Betsy Scholten. Others present were Joe McKenzie, Cynthia Smull and LaDonna Schafer. Lynne Ryan called the Public Hearing to order and asked for public comments. There were none. Lynne Ryan adjourned the Public Hearing. Nancy C~h ndler, Secretary Date -741- The regular monthly meeting of the Salina Public Library Board of Trustees was held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 14 August 2003, in the Prescott Room. The following Board members were present: Sheldon Lilak, Nancy Chandler, Janice Ostrom, Lynne Ryan, and Betsy Scholten. Others present were Joe McKenzie, Cynthia Smull and LaDonna Schafer. Lynne Ryan called the meeting to order. Lynne Ryan asked for any corrections or additions to the July 24, 2003 Board minutes. Change on page 739 was suggested under Librarian's Report, 4t~ paragraph. Change to: A person was recently stopped when they tried to leave the library with a library book that was not checked out. The police were called to take care of the matter. Lynne Ryan asked for any more changes. Since there were no further changes the minutes were accepted at corrected. PUBLIC COMMENTS: None FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: LaDonna Schafer reported that the Friends are presently working on the Friends Favorites Newsletter. The have just completed a successful book sale as well. The Friends are getting ready to start their annual membership drive. They will concentrate their efforts on contacting Friends members to volunteer with future book sales and other projects. DISCUSSION ITEMS: 2004 Budget: The Board discussed the 2004 Budget. The cut back on materials will be distributed in several different departments. Joe gave handouts to show the changes. The overall mill levy will rise .140. 03-25 On a motion made by Janice Ostrom and seconded by Nancy Chandler it was RESOLVED THAT: The Board approves the 2004 Budget as published. Motion passed. P.741.14 Aug 2003. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Disclaimer Statements: The blue handout sheet has the disclaimer statement used for the health consumer information and medical books in the reference department. The Board discussed the disclaimer statement and thought it was a good idea. This raises the Board awareness of how this issue is being handled. FINANCIAL REPORT: None STATISTICAL REPORT: In July the library circulated 56,093 items. Year-to-date circulation is up 6.1%. Internet use is up as well. LIBRARIAN'S REPORT: The Board discussed the resolution need to raise the library budget. 03-26 On a motion made by Sheldon Lilak and seconded by Betsy Scholten it was RESOLVED THAT: The Board of Trustees of the Salina Public Library approves the Resolution to Raise the Library Budget as printed. Motion passed. P. 742. 8/1,4/03. -742- RESOLUTION TO RAISE THE LIBRARY BUDGET A Resolution expressing the property taxation policy of the Salina Public Library Board of Trustees with respect to financing the 2004 annual budget of the Salina Public Library, Saline, County, Kansas. Whereas, budgeting, taxing and service level decisions are the responsibility of the Salina Public Library Board; and Whereas, the residents of Salina are to be aware that the Salina Public Library budget for F¥2004 may require property taxes to be levied in an amount greater than the level levied for the F¥2003 budget, due to an increase in expenditures and decreases in other income, specifically the loss of LAVTR funding, now Therefore, be it resolved by the Salina Public Library Board of Trustees, that it is our desire to notify the public of the possibility of increased property taxes to finance the 2004 Salina Public Library budget. Adopted this 14th day of August 2003 by the Salina Public Library Board of Trustees, Saline, County, Kansas. Tom Arpke, Board President Cheryl Mason, Board Treasurer Nancy Chandler, Board Secretary Melanie Schreiber is working on a new Kid Zone Web Page. Late in the fall Dianna Waite will talk about the library's use of the Credit Bureau. Tomorrow is a "Cultural Directors Round Table" here at the Library. We have received a bill from Jones Gillam Architects for work completed on the Tech Center Project. Joe McKenzie will be going to Dodge City, Kansas for a Library Network Board meeting. The League of Women Voters will be doing a program on the Patriot Act late in August. The teen volunteer appreciation held Tuesday evening was a success. The Prescott Room was full. EXECUTIVE SESSION: 03-27 On a motion made by Sheldon Lilak and seconded by Janice Ostrom it was RESOLVED THAT: The Board of Trustees of the Salina Public Library adjourns into executive session for fifteen minutes until 5:00 p.m. Motion passed. 8/14/03.P742. 03-28 On a motion made by Janice Ostrom and seconded by Betsy Scholten it was RESOLVED THAT: The Board of Trustees of the Salina Public Library adjourns out of executive session at 5:00 p.m. Motion Passed. P. 743.8/14/03. -743- 03-29 On a motion made by Sheldon I,ilak and seconded by Janice Ostrom it was RESOLVED THAT: The Board of Trustees of the Salina Public Library approves the raise of the Director's salary by 3% to $70,452.00 for 2004. Motion Passed. P. 743. 8/14/03. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned by 5:04 p.m. 03-30 On a motion made by Betsy Scholten and seconded by Sheldon Lilak it was RESOLVED THAT: The Board Adjourns the August 14, 2003 meeting. Motion Passed. P. 743. 8/14/03. Na~ncy Cltandler, Secretary Date