Morgan County Library

Board of Trustees

May 12, 2022

Present: Stacey Embry, Ann Brinson, Mary Jo Jackson and Kathy Jones

Absent: Brenda Steffens and Curtis Cunningham

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Mary Jo Jackson at 5:15 p.m. It was held at 600 N. Hunter, Versailles, MO 65084.

Public Comments: None.

Minutes of the April 14, 2022 meeting: Kathy moved and Ann seconded that the minutes be approved.  The motion passed.

Vouchers/Financial:  As of April 30, 2022, the ending cash balance for the General Fund was $410,063.29. EBSCO costs were discussed. Kathy moved and Ann seconded that the report be approved. The motion passed.

Directors’ Report

Circulation report:   Circulation is good. Story Time and other programming are doing well with high attendance.

Preschool Visit: 60 Preschoolers toured the building and participated in activities.

Middle School Visit: 20 students from the book club at Morgan County R2 came for a visit. They participated in a “Castaway” activity.

STEM Kit Grant: The library was awarded a $4000 grant for activity kits. 28 kits have been purchased.

Building Maintenance: Lighting continues to be replaced. The backwall is still in process of being replaced. Once the back wall is completed, yard work will begin for better drainage. Landscaping is being addressed with weed and feed. Mulch will be applied around trees/bushes.

Old Business

                Review current stage of Strategic Plan:  Timeline looks okay. Need to address how finance the plan. A marketing plan with specific ideas and dates needs to be completed. This was assigned as homework to the board.

New Business

                Friends:  The Friends of the Library Book Sale was a great success. The sale raised $2,641 and $682 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

                Personal Business Policy:  Tabled till next month.

                Separations and Employee Health Program: Reviewed and no changes were made.

  Trustee Renewal: Mary Jo’s term is up, and she will request another term. Brenda Steffens will step down in July. Discussion followed about finding interested trustees.

Kathy moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:35p.m. Ann seconded this. The motion passed. The next meeting will be June 9, 2022 at 5:15 p.m.

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               Mary Jo Jackson, President                                                                         Ann Brinson, Secretary

These minutes approved as:____________________ on________________