PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF CULLMAN COUNTY, ALABAMA
Minutes
Annual Session, 2005
Regular Session, October 2005

 

The Public Library Board of Cullman County, Alabama met in their Annual
Session at 4:30 p.m on Monday, October 24, 2005 in the conference room of
the Cullman branch. Present were: Chairman Ronald Hogue, Jane Abt, Trina
Walker, Dan Scott, County Librarian John Paul Myrick, Circulation/Membership
Coordinator Brenda Waldrep, and Assistant County Librarian Max Hand.

The meeting was called to order at 4:44 p.m. The first item of business was
the Annual Report. Mr. Hogue moved to approve the minutes, and was seconded
by Mr. Scott. They were approved unanimously.

The FY 2005 budget was considered next. Mr. Scott moved to approve the
budget, and was seconded by Ms. Abt. It was approved unanimously. Mr.
Myrick discussed the fact that the county raised the salaries of part time
employees, which affected 8 county positions, six of which are in the
library. Mr. Myrick stated that the county did not raise the library's
requested appropriation to cover this change, and that he wanted the Board
to be aware of those facts in case of future budgetary shortfalls.

Next came the election of Board officers. Mr. Hogue was nominated as chair,
Ms. Abt as vice chair, and Ms. Walker as Treasurer. There being no other
nominations, the nominations were approved.

Chairman Hogue moved to close the Annual meeting, and was seconded by Ms.
Walker. The meeting was adjourned at 5:05 p.m.

The Monthly meeting of the board was called to order at 5:10 p.m. The first
order of business was the adoption of the minutes of the previous meeting.
Mr. Scott moved to approve the minutes and was seconded by Ms. Walker. They
were approved unanimously.

The financial report was next on the agenda. Mr. Hogue moved to approve the
financial report, and was seconded by Ms. Abt. The financial report was
approved unanimously.

Mr. Myrick suggested a policy change for DVD circulation, changing it from
one week to two weeks checkout. Mr. Scott moved to approve the change,
seconded by Ms. Walker. The motion was approved unanimously, effective
immediately.

Mr. Myrick asked the board to approve the library's participating in the
Food for Fines program. Mr. Hogue made the motion to approve participation
in perpetuity, and was seconded by Mr. Scott. The motion was unanimously
approved.

Under other business Mr. Myrick made the announcement that the bookmobile
was finally here.

There being no other business, Chairman Hogue moved to adjourn the meeting,
seconded by Ms. Walker. The motion was unanimously approved, and the
meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. Board members were given a tour of the
new Cullman County Bookmobile.



Respectfully submitted

Max W. Hand, MLS Ronald L. Hogue,
Chairman
Assistant County Librarian


Adopted by the Board in Regular Session, December 19, 2005

John Paul Myrick, MLS
County Librarian/Chief Executive Officer