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System Board Minutes -July '09

Potter-Tioga Library System
Regular Meeting
Knoxville Public Library
Knoxville, PA
July 14, 2009

The Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Potter-Tioga Library System was called to order by President Jeff Wilkinson at 7 PM.

Present:
Blossburg: Carol Tama
Coudersport:
Elkland: Charlotte Bitler
Galeton: Sue Williams
Genesee: Ruth Davis
Knoxville: Eugene Seelye, Viola Mortimer, Ellen Williams
Mansfield: Danice Trindell
Oswayo Valley:
Ulysses: Elery Walizer
Wellsboro:
Westfield: Jeff Wilkinson
System Librarian: Laurie Shear

After introductions, the Minutes of the April 14, 2009, meeting were approved as presented upon motion by Walizer, seconded by Bitler.

Librarianís Report:
- Circulation statistics for the 1st quarter, 2009, were reviewed.
- Financial summaries were reviewed.
- Not all library financial and audit reports due July 1 are complete.
-Local effort percentages for libraries were distributed and discussed.
-State aid for 2010 is still unresolved because a PA budget has not been passed. Meetings with county commissioners will take place later.
-Laurie announced that she will retire in June 2010, after 30 years of service. Both congratulations and regrets were expressed by Board members.

The President announced that a Search Committee for Laurie's position would be formed at the October Board meeting.

A Budget Committee appointed by the President consisting of Lynne Coolidge, Charlotte Bitler, Jeff Wilkinson and Laurie Shear will meet before the October Board meeting. Ruth Davis will also sit in on the committee meetings.

News from member libraries was shared.

The next meeting of the Board will be at 7 PM, October 13, 2009, at the Galeton Public Library.

Refreshments were enjoyed by attendees.

Respectfully submitted,

Eugene Seelye, Secretary