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04-24-1997 Minutes -530- The regular monthly meeting of the Salina Public Library Board was held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 1997, in the Campbell Room. The following Board members were present: Kristin Seaton, Jack Howard, Joe Lock, Nancy Chandler, Jim Sullivan, Janet Wilbur and Billie Winkler. others present were Joe McKenzie, Julie Linneman, Tom Arpke and Cynthia Smull. 97-12 On motion made by Nancy Chandler and seconded by Jack Howard it was RESOLVED THAT: The minutes of the March 1997 meeting are accepted as printed. Motion passed. 4-24-97, p. 530. PUBLIC COMMENTS: None FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Joe McKenzie reported that the Friends talked about the "No Ball Ball" fundraiser. When expenses wen~ paid, the Friends took in slightly under $10,000.00. They also discussed purchasing book bags for resale. DISCUSSION: Julie Linneman, Head of Children's, gave a presentation on the plans for the 10:00 a.m. Grand Opening of the ne1N Children's Department on May 31. Extensive advertising will be done to encourage attendance of the Grand Opening. The Friends of the Library will have their annual meeting at 9:30 a.m. on May 31, in the Prescott Room. Julie also talked about moving the Children's Library with volunteer help on May 20, 21 & 22. The Children's Department will close at noon on the 20th for this project and remain closed while the move is underway. ACTION: The Prescott Room Policy was discussed by the Board. 97-13 On motion made by Jack Howard and seconded by Janet Wilbur it was RESOLVED THAT: The Board accepts on second reading the Prescott Room Policy. Motion passed. 4-24-97, p. 530. FINANCIAL/STATISTICAL REPORT: Joe noted that March was a big month financially because of the large payments on the construction project paid out of the General Fund. The $310,000 borrowed on temporary notes from the city for the renovation project will be received in June. The stats are still affected by the renovation pro:iect. Reserves for library materials are an area that continues to increase. LIBRARIAN'S REPORT: Joe reported that the Budget Committ:ee will meet next month. Approximately 25 old books were sold recently to a book dealer for $500.00. The balance of the books would be good for the Friends to have a silent auction with or sell at a book sale. There are a number of homeless men who come to the library every day to spend their time. On occasion they have intimidated patrons using the library. For the most part however, they police themselves and do not cause problems. We are observing the situation closely. Next month we will discuss Child Safety on the Internet. There is a change order from Harbin. Included in t:he order is a deduction of $225.00 and one addition for $308.00 to pay for the pan cover over electrical lines on a column in children's department. The total change is an addition of $83.00. --- -531- 97-14 On motion made by Kristin Seaton and seconded by Jack Howard it was RESOLVED THAT: The Library Board accepts the change order from Harbin Construction for the $225.00 deduction and the addition of the- pan cover at $308.00 for a total net amount of $83.00. Motion passed. 4-24-97, p. 531. The Classification Committee has met an employee tops out on the pay scale and increases. No solution was determined at meetings will be held in the future. The Library has an employee who has been off for approximately a month and is now on Leave of Absence. to discuss what to do when receives no further step this meeting. Other BOARD COMMENTS: None Jim Sullivan called for an executive session to discuss the Librarian's Annual Evaluation. The session will start at 4:55 p.m. and go to 5:25 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to corne before the Board, the meeting was adjourned by Jim Sullivan. Ja~f:I~y /Í.~ c:(ç, /9f1 ~ /