Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
The Arnolds Park Library Board met on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the Arnolds Park Library. Members present were Joyce Burgeson, Diana Jensen, Susan Robinson, Barb Woodley, Robb Keizer, and librarian Sue Sup.
Minutes of the November 20, 2013 meeting were read and approved.
The December bills were presented in the amount of $1,272.45. Sue reviewed the bills. There being no questions, Susan Robinson moved to approve the bills as presented. Joyce Burgeson seconded. All were in favor.
Librarian's report: Sue presented a report of the current year budget at halfway through the year. The members reviewed the figures.
Sue also presented the proposed budget for FYE 2015. The total of $105,240 reflected a 3% cost of living raise and insurance going up slightly. After talking with City Administrator Ron Walker he said the cost of living this year was going to be 1.2% and the insurance was anticipated to go up 29%. Sue then prepared a corrected budget with a total of $104,154.
The members discussed if this was going to cut the library too short. Keizer recommended keeping the original figure proposed of $105,240, but reduce the salaries and raise the insurance as per the cities figures. Present it to the city and if they want a cut, they will let the board know. Sue refigured the budget and that would come to $106,254. After discussion, Joyce Burgeson moved to present the corrected budget. Susan Robinson seconded. All were in favor.
Sue said the Library Foundation had their annual meeting December 2nd. They had received $1,064.00 this year. They decided to buy a computer, support the summer reading program, a Keurig coffee maker and large print westerns.
Sue had looked up how many books are purchased in a year - an average of 74 books and 20 DVD's .
The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 15, 2014.