Board of Directors
System Board Minutes - April '05
Potter-Tioga Library System
Galeton Public Library
April 12, 2005
The Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Potter-Tioga
Library System was called to order by President Jeff Wilkinson at 7:00 p.m.
Blossburg: Carol Tama
Coudersport: Doris Mosch
Elkland: Charlotte Bitler
Galeton: Sally Crain
Genesee: Cherie Hobson
Mansfield: Mary Sirgey
Oswayo Valley: Colleen Hyde
Ulysses: Elery Walizer
Westfield: Jeff Wilkinson
System Librarian: Laurie Shear
After introductions, the Minutes of the January 15, 2005 quarterly meeting were
approved as presented. Sally Crain welcomed members to the new Galeton
Library. She explained some of the fundraising efforts and details of the
building project. The Board expressed their admiration and congratulated
the Galeton Board and residents on the completion of this major project.
System Librarianís Report:
Circulation statistics and the financial report for the 4th quarter were
distributed and reviewed.
The Board discussed whether to leave the Contingency Fund in the American
Express money market account or to move it to a Northwest money market account.
Because interest rates seem to be on the rise, they are paying about the same
rate currently. Sally Crain made a motion to leave it in the same account
and discuss it again at the end of the year. Colleen seconded the motion
and it carried.
Annual reports have been completed.
Audits and Financial Reviews are due on July 1st. Four have been received
All member libraries have filed their Act 197 (Internet Filtering) compliance
forms and revised their Public Use Internet Policies.
Statewide Library Card reimbursement funds were distributed on February 8, 2005,
Rhonda Duell decided on an IRA with Northwest as her pension. Laurie is
going to keep her TSA with Travelers. Health insurance as a group policy
is still not settled.
Laurie mentioned some ideas for LSTA grant applications, including cataloging
and automation for Galeton, digitizing some local newspapers and a
pre-kindergarten service like a storymobile.
News from member libraries was
The next meeting will be held July 19, 2005, at the Oswayo Valley
Memorial Library, Shinglehouse, PA.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
Refreshments were enjoyed by those present.
(for Eugene Seelye, Secretary)