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Weldon Library Board Meeting Minutes

For October 15, 2013



    The meeting was called to order by President Dale Holtzscher at 7:05 PM.


    The roll call of board members was conducted by Secretary Bob Walters. Dale Holtzscher, Pat Brown, Susan Westray, Christi Baker, Dick Helton and Bob Walters were present. Member Tracy Young was absent. Librarian Lori Weaver was also present.


    Secretary Bob Walters read the minutes of the September 17th meeting. There was a motion by Dick Helton, second by Susan Westray, to accept the minutes as read. The vote was 6 – 0.


    No one was present for the public forum item on the agenda.


    There were no closed session items for the board to consider.


    Treasurer’s Report: was given by Treasurer Christi Baker.

The September 1, 2013, beginning balance was $26,666.91. Receipts for September were $19,473.20. The disbursements for the month totaled $4,545.97. This activity resulted in a September 30th ending balance of $41,594.14. The September payroll and October bills were also reviewed. CD #39866 and CD #39867 are due to mature next month on the 21st.  Dale Holtzscher will check with the local financial institutions for their interest rates and report to the board next month.

    There was a motion by Bob Walters, second by Susan Westray, to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. The vote was 6 – 0.


    Board member Tracy Young arrived at 7:17 PM.


    Librarian’s Report: was given by Librarian Lori Weaver.

    Pre-K reading at school will be tomorrow with a Halloween theme and treats.

    The High School Book Club has 17 members and is growing. They are presently reading “13 Reasons Why”. They will be reading “Murder on the Orient Express” next.

    The Middle School Club is not fully organized as yet. Lori is working with Karen to get the club finalized and reading.

    Storytime will be Saturday the 19th of October. Last month’s attendance was sparse. Attendees will get small pumpkins from Wagon Wheel Pumpkin Farm this month.

    e-Read Illinois is preparing to put books in the “cloud” for downloading at libraries. The details are still sketchy, but there will be an update at next months meeting.

    Lori learned at the Warrensburg meeting that OSHA inspections are getting pretty strict and cracking down on violations. We have not had a visit from them yet.

    The delivery time for requested materials is very slow. Lori has expressed our concern to the system administrator.




    SWOT analysis was tabled until next month.

    We still need an outside plug-in for a generator. The expense was approved several months ago, but the installation has not started. Dale will contact Boley Electric to see if his estimate for the project’s cost is still good.



    The board reviewed Policies #5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Policy #5 – Exhibits – No changes were necessary.

Policy #6 – Material Selection Policy – No changes were necessary.

Policy# 7 – Patrons Suggestions for Ordering Books & Materials – No change necessary.

Policy # 8 – Rules for Using Public Access Computers – No changes were necessary.

Policy #9 – Public Participation in Library Board Meetings – No changes were necessary.


    The insurance audit has been completed and was satisfactory.


Having no other business to conduct, there was a motion by Bob Walters, second by Susan Westray, to adjourn. The vote was 7 – 0.

Meeting adjourned at 7:46 PM!



Respectfully Submitted,



Robert Walters, Secretary



Location & Hours

505 Maple St.
P.O. Box 248
Weldon, IL 61882
(217) 736-2215

Tue. 1 - 7 p.m.
Wed. 1 - 7 p.m.
Thurs. 1 - 6 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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