Harrisburg Public Library District Board of Trustees met July 11
Harrisburg Public Library District Board of Trustees met July 11.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
The regular meeting of The Board of Trustees of the Harrisburg Public Library District was
called to order by President Janet Jones at 4:04 pm. Those in attendance were Trustees Joe
Ewing, Lynda Clemmons, Sally Wofford, Tammi Jackson. Trustee Gary Jones was not in
attendance. Amy Brombough previously resigned from her position as Trustee. Also in
attendance was Director Gulley.
Consent Agenda: A motion was made by Trustee Lynda Clemmons to accept the consent agenda
as presented. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.
President Jones indicated that she was happy with the summer program and was
impressed with the summer reading program
Attendance policy was discussed
Christmas House tours were discussed with the following possible participants: Kelly
Phelps, Beth Bittle, Cody Sandusky, Tom Foder
Building Committee reported on the Fowler heating proposal and stated that the
building has five separate units and the proposal would amount to $125.00 per unit
for service. Trustee Joe Ewing recommended that the proposal be accepted. A
motion was made for a roll call vote and the Fowler Heating proposal was accepted
unanimously. The director indicated she would call Fowler Heating regarding the
Discussions were held about forming new committees. The board is short one
Trustee and there was discussion about Kelly Phelps being appointed to fill the
vacancy. The formation of committees was discussed (below) but not finalized
pending a new appointment to the Board.
Finance committee would include Sally Wofford.
Personnel Committee – Tammi Jackson and Gary Jones
Policy – Janet Jones
Building and Grounds – Linda Clemmons and Joe Ewing
Fundraising Special Committee
Discussed outcome of termination of employee that was involved in a helping a
patron fill out an online application. Employee did not provide suitable responses in
helping the patron. Employee’s help was inappropriate for the task.
Discussed adding hours to current student worker and other staff to help make up the
hours of the terminated employee.
Director discussed the ALA Conference and suggested that it would be helpful to also
attend a conference for smaller/rural libraries.
Discussed Member vacancy and the appointment of Kelly Phelps to fill vacancy.
Board and Director discussed moving the meetings to the third Monday of each
Trustee Wofford moved to pass Ordinance 17/18-01. It was called for a vote and
Director advised Board regarding payments of fines and lost books.
The Board and Director discussed policy of unattended children that are still in the
library fifteen minutes prior to closing and how to handle that issue. Distinctions
were made between minors who arrived on the property via walking or bike riding
without an adult and minors dropped off by a parent or guardian. The Board and
Director discussed reforming and updating policy.
A discussion of turning of the WIFI at night was held to help control loitering.
The upcoming eclipse and eclipse program was discussed.
A Motion to Adjourn was made at 5:12 pm.