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System Board Minutes - April '05

Potter-Tioga Library System
Regular Meeting
Galeton Public Library
Galeton, PA
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.

Present:
Blossburg: Carol Tama
Coudersport: Doris Mosch
Elkland: Charlotte Bitler
              Kitty Giantomasi
Galeton: Sally Crain
Genesee: Cherie Hobson
Knoxville:
Mansfield: Mary Sirgey
Oswayo Valley: Colleen Hyde
Ulysses: Elery Walizer
Wellsboro:
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 so far.

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, totaling $8398.87.

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 shared.

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.

Respectfully submitted,

Laurie Shear
(for Eugene Seelye, Secretary)