Dickinson Area Public Library Minutes
September 14, 2021
Paula called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m.
Members present: Rita Ennen, Paula Martin, Troy Kuntz, Brian Kopp, April Frank, Johnna Douthit.
Reading of the minutes: April made a motion to approve with the changes. Brian seconded. MSC
Approval of expenditures:
Troy made a motion to approve expenditures. April seconded. MSC
Financial report: The report showed expenditures and revenue as of August 31. We are about 2/3 of the way through the year. Expenditures are tracking very well or a little behind.
Contractor labor charge. Capital betterments – funds will be moved to bookmobile. Billed to the county receiving the funds and will be moved at the end of the year. MISC
revenue = everything taken in that doesn’t fall into another category. (Earbuds, reference research $ collected, coffee sold, etc.)
Library Directors report:
Unfinished business: Discussed strategic plan Goal #5. The goal was to make progress in several areas and they have definitely done that.
A. NDLA conference – There will be three librarians attending including Rita, who is presenting. Current presenter? is taking a job elsewhere and Rita has agreed to help out in the interim.
B. Friends of library – Nat’l friends of the library week of the 17th. They will have library book sale in community room on the 23rd. $5 a bag of books. Discussed doing something for the
Friends in honor of the Friends week. April made a motion that we do something for the Friends of the Library week to be dropped off at the bookstore not to exceed $50.00. Troy
seconded. Paula agreed to look for a plant.
C. Slope Co budget – Rita shared the budget in our packet of information. $3mills from Slope and 4 from Stark is what they have asked for. We will approve the overall budget at a later
D. Stark Co budget –
E. Stark Co commission presentation – Rita presented at the last commission meeting and asked them to agree to donate what the city has offered. She added information based on
questions she has been receiving. Programming has grown so much. She received many good questions including some regarding how the expansion will serve the area. They asked
what the foundation’s role would be in this. Everyone will be expected to help fundraise.
F. Space Needs Analysis – tabled until next time.
Patron concerns: Tabled until the next meeting
April made a motion to adjourn and Troy seconded. Meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
Minutes were submitted by Johnna Douthit.