HEARTLAND LIBRARY COOPERATIVE BOARD MEETING
October 10, 2001
HLC Governing Board voting members present: DeSoto–Felton Garner, Paul Erickson; Highlands–Perry Newport, Jeanne Renton; Okeechobee–Clois Harvey, Robbie Chartier, Marilyn Buxton. Unable to attend: Ann Ryals, Walter Olliff, Jr., Gloria Davis, Elinor Batey, Bob Bullard, Margo Taylor, Elizabeth Kenney, Diane Hunt. Also present: Coordinator Mary Myers, Merry Cresswell, secretary Carolyn Hesselink.
The Board was called to order at 9:55 a.m. by Perry Newport with an innovation and the pledge of allegiance. Posted notice of the meeting was read. Mrs. Myers asked the board to include an addition on the agenda for circulation policies. The agenda changes motion was made by Clois, seconded by Robbie, passed by voice vote. Agenda approved by general consent. The minutes of the September 19 meeting were moved for approval by Robbie, seconded by Clois, passed by voice vote.
The annual report included a comparison with last year’s statistics, as had been requested, as well as the September figures. Robbie moved it be accepted, seconded by Clois, passed by voice vote.
ST GERMAIN SETTLEMENT
Mary explained to the board about the paperwork at hand on the Nina St. Germain settlement. Marilyn moved to accept the settlement, seconded by Robbie, passed by voice vote.
SHORT TERM LOAN
Due to E-rate funds not coming in a timely manner, the coordinator asked the board to approve a short term loan until funds were available again. Clois moved to ask the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners for a $30,000 loan, seconded by Felton, approved by voice vote. Jeanne moved to include these new items in our revised budget for 2002, seconded by Robbie, passed by voice vote.
CIRCULATION POLICY CHANGES
In order to have a more easily remembered and enforced circulation policy, the librarians recommended to the board having all materials circulate for two weeks with fines being .10 per day, starting October 15 with our Polaris start date. Felton moved to accept these changes, seconded by Jeanne, passed by voice vote.
NEXT MEETING SET FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 10 A.M., LAKE PLACID LIBRARY.