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Library Board Minutes

March 2020


Library Board Meeting

March 10, 2020

Meeting called to order by Dr. Paula Martin at 4:00 p.m.


Present:  Renee Newton, Johnna Douthit, April Frank, Brian Kopp, Diane Melbye, Dr. Paula Martin, and Nikki Wolla.


Review of Minutes:  Motion to Approve by Johnna and seconded by Nikki. Motion passed.


Approval of Expenditures:  Motion to approve by April and seconded by Brian. Motion passed.


Financial Report:  Actual expenses for February were presented for review.  The budget versus actual through February report was provided.


Assistant Director’s Report:

       ·         Welcome new board member Brian Kopp

       ·         March & April Calendar of Events was distributed

       ·         ND Library Association along with the Red River Rainbow Seniors will be hosting 35 minute recordings on May 16th @ 2pm; the recordings will be autobiographical

       ·         Creative Community Leadership Institute- Renee applied for a $500 grant; she is hoping to apply the funds, if rewarded, to storytelling; notification will be made to recipients on April 15th—Good luck, Renee!


Unfinished Business:

       A.      Expansion Planning Update (Paula provided)

                      a.       The City of Dickinson is applying for a USDA loan in the hopes to help cover part of the library expansion costs

       B.      Security Lighting in the Community Room

                      a.       No change- Berger Electric is waiting on a part to complete the addition of security lighting in the community room.

       C.      Library Director Evaluation

                      a.       Paula distributed a template for board members to review/comment


New Business:

       A.      NONE

       B.      Patron Concerns- NONE


Next meeting April 14, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.


Motion to adjourn meeting made by Diane and seconded by April.  Meeting adjourned 4:23 p.m.


Minutes submitted by April Frank.