DICKINSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (DAPL)
Library Board Meeting
January 11, 2022
Meeting called to order by Paula Martin at 4:08 p.m. (Meeting held via Zoom)
Present: Rita Ennen, April Frank, Brian Kopp, Paula Martin, Nikki Wolla, Johnna Douthit
Reading of Minutes: Motion by Brian to approve the December meeting minutes. Nikki seconded. MSC
Approval of Expenditures: Clarification given regarding the amount listed Communico – that is the annual charge for the website for the CMS. Motion to
approve by Nikki, seconded by April. MSC
Financial Report: The report is as of 12-31-21. We will need to look at and approve a final report when it is completed. The figures listed today could change a
bit. We will vote on that final report at the next meeting.
Director’s Report: This is usually the quietest time of the year.
A. Space Planning Update - Moved some furniture around and have shelving ordered. They will begin measuring for placement when items arrive.
B. Library Director Annual Review - Paula will send to the board after today’s meeting. Members are to complete ASAP and return to her.
A. Foundation expansion workshop is January 19
We need to have a concrete plan for fundraising. Foundation meetings will be on the 19th and 26th. If we want to join, it is at 3:00 p.m. zoom and in
person. Joe Larrivee will be there to answer questions and Mike Overby will be on zoom to answer questions. Discussion will be held and information
gathered. Voting and making decisions will take place on the 26th. If we have questions for the architect or the foundation, please send to Rita or
attend the meeting. She will be telling the foundation board to do the same. Rita will send the zoom link to us so we can listen to discussions, as we are
B. Stark County Commission meeting, February 1
Will take info with them from what the foundation decides and try to decide on what they are willing to do. There is no set time for this subject in the
meeting as it is a rolling agenda. Discussion on this topic could be any time during the meeting.
C. United for Libraries statewide membership
Report for us to let us know we will be getting info from Rita. This is for trustees (library board members). All libraries in the state have access to this
United for Libraries on trainings, etc. There is no cost to this.
D. Patron Concerns
If there are any questions regarding the incident in the library, please refer to the City Safety Officer and the City Attorney.
E. Election of Officers
Election was held and approved as follows:
President – Johnna Douthit
Vice President – April Frank
Secretary – Paula Martin
Backup Secretary – Troy Kuntz
Nikki made a motion to adjourn, and April seconded. MSC
Next meeting will be February 8th on Zoom.
Minutes submitted by Johnna Douthit.