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November 2011

Eldora Public Library Board of Trustees
November 29, 2011

PRESENT: Dean Stickrod, Jerry Trittien, Mary Swartz, Jill Stanish, Dan Gehring

MINUTES approved. BILLS approved.

CITZENS COMMENTS: Ian reported that union negotiations are almost done. Wage increase will be 45
cents/hour (not a percentage). On average, the raise will be equivalent to 2.75% increase. IPERS and Social
Security will remain the same as well as health insurance contributions. Ian also reported that the Franchise fee
of 2% was passed.

Discussed budget. Initial draft is due mid-December. Dean and Jerry will look over the budget and the impact of
the wage adjustment (Dan will come up with a revised budget amount for part-time salaries). The board’s input
on the budget will be followed up by e-mail.

Dan reported that the Enrich Iowa funds ($1, 091) need to be spent by the end of the fiscal year. Library is
working on accreditation.

The damaged window screen has been repaired.

The Game Day was not well attended. Santa will be at the library in December.

Discussed results from the Annual Patron Survey. Many very positive comments were shared along with some
suggestions for improving the overall quality of service.

NEXT MEETING: December 27, 2011 5:00 pm.

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