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June 2011

Eldora Public Library Board of Trustees
June 28, 2011

PRESENT: Dean Stickrod, Lou Schafer, Mary Swartz, Jill Stanish, Dan Gehring

MINUTES approved. BILLS approved.
In the future, Dan will be able to use the city credit card for library purchases instead of having
to be reimbursed for expenses.

The new children’s computers have been well received and frequently in use.

Summer Reading Program is going well. Numbers are about what they were last year.

Discussed library computers. Heart of Iowa has recommended that the library be networked with
a new server. All security and maintenance could be done through the server. Heart of Iowa gave
Dan an estimate of $2,126.00 which would cover: Server, Windows Server 2008 OS, Client
Access License, Device Access License and Labor. Mary Swartz will show Scott the estimate to
get his opinion. Vote was tabled until next month.

Dan indicated that we are currently receiving free internet service through Mediacom. They
have recommended resetting the router when systems are running sluggishly.

The Library is very close to being on budget. Final totals will be available next month.

Dan spread the remaining mulch in the bed next to the parking lot. He will purchase one more
bag to complete the bed.

Dan distributed a draft for a Library Levy. The Levy would bring in approximately $14,000 but
some concern was expressed that the library budget would be reduced by that amount. Dean will
meet with Mayor Jim Brown for his input. Decision on whether to pursue the Levy was tabled
until next month.

Reviewed the policy regarding challenged materials. Board approved the policy as printed.

Discussed an edit on bylaws to simplify the language. Absent board members will be asked for
their input on the draft and a vote was tabled until the July meeting.

Conducted election of offices. Dean agreed to remain as President. As Secretary, Jill expressed
concern about work load between minutes and grounds work. It was suggested and agreed by
Board that the Jill will serve as Secretary only and no longer be on the Building and Grounds
Committee. Committee assignments will be: Personnel—Mary and Kristin; Building and
Grounds--Lou and Jan; Budget—Dean and Gary. Kristin was elected Vice Chair. Dan will
inform Kristin.

NEXT MEETING: July 26, 2011 5:00pm.

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