Cordova District Library

Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Of the Board of Trustees

December 16, 2014


The meeting was called to order at 4:30 pm by Debra Hart, Vice President.    

Trustees in attendance:  Byron Kurkowski, Karen Lonergan and Bruce Wood.   Merredith Peterson, Deb Deines and Cheryl Lennox/Head Librarian, were absent.

Sue Hebel/Library Director was in attendance. 


The minutes from the previous meeting were presented. Karen Lonergan made a motion to accept the minutes as read and was seconded by Byron Kurkowski.   Motion carried.

The minutes from the previous Special Board meeting were presented. Karen Lonergan made a motion to accept the minutes as read and was seconded by Byron Kurkowski.   Motion carried


SECRETARY’S REPORT:   Karen Lonergan read a thank you note from Nonie Kurkow in which she thanked the library board and staff for flowers in memory of Gene Kurkow.   Margaret Bennett also sent a thank you note.


TREASURER’S REPORT:  Byron Kurkowski presented the financials for the month.   Karen Lonergan made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report and pay the bills.   Debra Hart seconded.  Motion carried.


            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the payments made by the District, under the signatures of the President, Treasurer, or Director, as detailed in the Financial Report presented and approved as necessary to meet the obligations of the District in timely manner.


DIRECTOR’S REPORT:   Sue Hebel reported:

On vacation January 19-28. 

Library Journal gave us a Star Rating again for 2014.  This is our 5th year as a Star Library.  2015 Library Journal will add eMaterials to the count for Star consideration.  We are scheduling more eResource workshops this winter in hopes that patrons use these more.


LIBRARIAN’S REPORT:   Circulation Statistics were handed out.  Computer use is way up last month.  Calendar was also presented. 






Financial Strategic Plan: No report


PERSONNEL:         Karen Lonergan moved, Byron Kurkowski seconded the motion to go into Closed Session.

 --Closed Session 2(c) (1)  The appointment, employment compensation, discipline, and performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel to determine its validity.

Karen Lonergan moved, Byron Kurkowski seconded the motion to come out of Closed Session.

Karen Lonergan moved to approve the Christmas Bonus’ as discussed in Closed Session.  Byron Kurkowski seconded.   Roll call Vote:   Bruce Wood—yes, Karen Lonergan—yes, Byron Kurkowski—yes, Debra Hart—yes   Motion passed.


Personnel Strategic Plan:   No report   


POLICY:  Sue Hebel presented two different Authority to Spend Policies written by Byron Kurkowski.  Byron and Sue thought the policy needed to be updated.  Bruce Wood moved, Byron Kurkowski seconded the motion to accept the new updated Authority to Spend Policy B-1.

Policy Strategic Plan:  No report



Water Meter    A digital water meter will be installed by the Village of Cordova that will fit as the current water meter.  This will be done at the Villages expense.

Parking Lot Lights   Tri City Electric submitted a bid to replace the two parking lot lights with LED lights and replace the electric timer in the back room which turns on and off the lights.  Karen Lonergan moved, Bruce Wood seconded the motion to accept the bid from Tri City Electric dated 11-17-2014.



Building & Ground Strategic Plan:  No report



Technology Strategic Plan:  No report





Karen Lonergan asked that we be thinking about an idea of how we can honor Gene Krukow.  This will be discussed at the January meeting.



The next meeting will be on Tuesday January 13, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.   



A motion was made by Byron Kurkowski  and seconded by Karen Lonergan  to adjourn the meeting.   Motion carried. 


Respectfully Submitted,


Sue Hebel