Category Archives: 2016

Minutes – December 5, 2016

Members Present:  Amy Welden, Koko Smith, Lee Hallberg, Laurie Webster, Dana Petersen, Tulli Kerstetter

I.     Call to Order at 7:04 p.m.

II.    Minutes of previous meeting summarized by KoKo.  Motion to accept the minutes was seconded and all approved.

III.  Proxy Votes regarding the donor table purchase were unanimous.  See update under new business below.

IV.    Correspondence:  None

V.   Financial report

October and November reimbursements to Dana and Silvia were made as noted on the report.  $1000 to the Vote Yes for MPL Committee.  Amazon Smile autodeposit of $12.86.  Card sales of $12, book sales of $48.  $5718.98 in checking; savings $256.80.  Total $5975.78.    Paypal routing nos. may not be going through (to Dolores State Bank) for Engelhart prints via Paypal online ($306.24 not received).  Motion to accept report was made, seconded and approved. View the report.

VI.    Librarian’s report

The Vote Yes for MPL Committee may be returning some of the $1000 given to it by Friends.  However, the cost of producing the TABOR notices for the mill levy campaign of $737.85 was requested by Lee for Friends to reimburse.  (See report).  The motion was made to approve reimbursing the library $737.85 for TABOR notice costs, which was seconded and approved.

With regard to landscaping, Lee stated that the LDS youth group made the best effort at cleaning up the yard around the library.  Use of the drip system will require maintenance if the library decides to use it, but overhead water may be enough since plants are established.  The Strutherses are willing to help pay for professional landscapers and will make a suggestion to Lee of a suitable professional landscaper.


VII    Old Business

a. Appreciation for the Christmas party sponsored by the library on December 2nd was voiced by all.

b.  Engelhart cards:  Koko will check on any sales at Absolute Bakery.

VIII.    New Business

a. Book sale Dec. 17 (Sat.)

Setup will take place in the main library on Friday the 16th at 3; only a couple tables and the current book shelves will be used.  The sale will operate from 10-3 during library hours on Saturday.  Silvia will make a signup sheet for volunteers to set up, man the actual sale, and for teardown.

b. Book storage update

Not in bad shape for needing storage for books.  May get some storage in Fahrenheit building.  See the Librarian’s Report.

c. Donor bench update

Since the table will need to be put together, and it is now winter, the Friends agreed to purchase it now to avoid any increase in price later, and store it til spring when it can be put together.  Tulli volunteered one of her sheds for winter storage.  Lee will purchase it through the library to get a donation from Amazon Smile and Friends will reimburse later.  The table agreed upon is six feet long, picnic-style, wire mesh, in green.  Purchase price of $600 includes shipping.

IX. Adjourn at 7:43 p.m.

Next meeting: Jan. 2, 2017

Minutes – November 14, 2016

In Attendance:  Koko (Carolyn) Smith, Silvia Fleitz, Amy Welden, Dana Petersen,  Anne Benson, Tulli Kerstetter.

I. Call to Order at 7:08 PM.

II. Minutes of the previous meeting of October 3 were summarized by Koko and approved.

III.  Proxy votes:  None.

IV. Election results‪. What happens next‪. Joint celebration with Christmas party plans‪.

The vote to increase the mill levy to support the library (Vote Yes) won approval by 65.7%.  A separate party to celebrate was considered but thought best to be joined with a Christmas celebration to be held on Friday, December 2nd, starting at 5:30.  Lee will coordinate the event with staff and approach Friends for a donation.

V. Correspondence: None.

VI. Financial report: Laurie was away and will present the report for this month together with next month’s report at the December meeting.

VII.  Librarian’s report:  Due to a sudden family illness, Lee did not present a report.

VIII.  Old Business:

  1. Landscaping new volunteer day.    LDS church kids did some work for the library both inside and out.
  2. Engelhart cards. Koko stated there had apparently been the sale of one set at the Bakery but since the cafe was closed, she was not able to retrieve the funds.  Dana added that two book bags had been sold for $6, plus some books.
  3. Donation box: Laurie will check the box when she returns to Mancos.
  4. Donor bench (actually donor table): Tulli brought in more possibilities for tables found online.  All were priced, with shipping,  from $630 to almost $900.   The consensus of the Friends was that the heavier gauge ADA table from Amazon was first choice — and the least expensive.  The recommendation will be given to Lee for his input.  Lee will then request purchase funds from the Friends.

IX. New Business

Holiday book sale?  Maybe 10th?  Maybe 17th combined with Craft Day?  Dana reported to Friends that there is to be a Library holiday craft day on Dec. 17 in the Community room from 10-3, along with pie-making at the Community Center.  She also reported that the Lions Club was not having a Christmas bazaar.  After discussion, Friends agreed to do a limited book sale on the 17th in coordination with the craft day activities.  Further discussion and logistics will take place at the December 5th meeting

X. Adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Next meeting:  Dec 5th