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MEETING MINUTES
Board of Trustees of the Menomonee Falls Public Library
W156 N8436 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051-3140
(262) 532-8930

June 10, 2015 Regular Meeting

 
Present:
Francine Rau, Janet Dake, Peggy Haas, Doris Barnes, Kathleen Lysaght, Kathy Finley, Jeremy Walz
Staff Present:
Jane Schall, Ellen M. Rohr
             
1. Call to Order at 6:02 pm by President Rau.
             
2. Special Order of the Day - Guest Speaker, Connie Meyer, from Waukesha County Federated Library System. Spoke to the board regarding Wisconsin Public Library Standards and Waukesha County Public Library Standards. She discussed the services, resources, and other requirements for basic library service.

After her presentation, Ms. Meyer departed. The board continued to discuss what was presented. The general consensus was th
e library should continue to be funded at the current rate (or higher). If new residents are expected to move to the Menomonee Falls community, the level of funding necessary to maintain the county library standards will increase. If the standards formula is adjusted as expected, additional funding will be necessary for material expenditures, staffing and collection maintenance. The board was asked to think about the presentation and bring back any additional discussion to the next meeting.
             
3. Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting.  Motion to approve the minutes as printed made by Lysaght, second by Finley, approved.
             
4. Approval of invoices per list - Motion to approve bills as presented by Dake, second by Haas, approved.
             
5. Unfinished Business - Items for Discussion Only
             
a. Community Foundation - no update.
             
b. Jefferson County - Waukesha County Federated Library System is in discussion with Jefferson County regarding Jefferson County joining WCFLS. Discussions going well. Municipalities in Jefferson county have voted to join. The end of June, Waukesha County will vote.
             
6. President's Reports - Rau thanked Doris Barnes for her years of service to the library board.
             
7. Director's Report
             
a. Summer Library Program - Summer Library Program has started. We have programs for youth, teens and adults. Sign-ups for all age groups is going very well.
             
b. Artwork Purchases and Display - The art that was purchased from the parochial and public schools' Art Displays are being framed. We will be moving some of the art from the vestibule near the stairs to the large meeting room. There is little to no art there. It was suggested to move art there since that is where the receptions are held.
             
c. Employee of the Month - Jane Schall selected Debbie Knaack for Employee of the Month.
             
d. Other
             
8. Trustee's Report - Walz reported on items from the Village Board meeting. He has asked for a slot on the Village meeting agenda to announce Library events.
             
9. Friends' Report - no report
             
10. Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
             
11. Adjournment
Ellen M. Rohr
Business Manager

Approved by Library Board July 15 , 2015

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