Odell Public Library Board met September 13
Odell Public Library Board met September 13.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
The September 13, 2017 board meeting opened at 5:31 pm in the program room of the library.
Board members present were Marc Adami, Sarah Bull, Marcia Haag, Jan Horberg, Melissa Nyboer,
and Chris Vanderleest. Staff members Lori Matlack and Lisa Boles were in attendance. Vern Tervelt
was also in attendance.
General Business: A) The minutes of the August meeting were approved by voice vote on a motion by
Chris Vanderleest, second by Marcia Haag. B) Bills and salaries in the amount of $12,861.18 were
approved, motion by Jan Horberg, second by Melissa Nyboer. (roll call vote-6 ayes, 0 nay). C) The
treasurer’s report was received. D) The Director’s report was discussed and received. The city of
Morrison has agreed to pay back $83,598.50 which is approximately half of the previously withheld
PPRT funds. Payments to the library will be made over a period of 7 years at approximately
Unfinished Business: A) The Building Repair report was discussed and received.
New Business: A) The updated Computer/Internet Use Policy was adopted as corrected. Motion by
Melissa Nyboer, second by Chris Vanderleest (voice vote) B) The board agreed to pay $766.14 for
hotel accommodations for Director Lori Matlack as she attends the American Library Association
Conference in Chicago. Motion by Jan Horberg, second by Marcia Haag (roll call vote, 6 ayes, 0 nay)
Board Ideas/Concerns: The use of a questionnaire given to library patrons and other interested
parties was discussed as a way to help develop long range plans.
Public Comment: A) The Odell Public Library Friends’ report was received. Vern Tervelt gave an
update on city activities.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in the program room of the library.
The meeting adjourned at 6:30, motion Marcia Haag, second by Jan Horberg.