Potter-Tioga Library System

Board of Directors

System Board Minutes - October '06

Potter-Tioga Library System
Regular Meeting
Coudersport Public Library
Coudersport, Pa.
October 10, 2006

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 J. Tama
Coudersport Mike Wetzel, Darlene Peasley
Galeton: Sue Crawford
Mansfield: Linda Crum
Oswayo Valley: Colleen Hyde
Ulysses: Elery Walizer
Wellsboro: Lynn Coolidge
Westfield: Jeff Wilkinson
System Librarian: Laurie Shear

After introductions, the Minutes of the July 11, 2006 quarterly meeting were
approved as presented.

Jeff Wilkinson, representing the Budget Committee, presented the proposed 2007 budget, totaling $107,832, a 6.87% increase over the 2006 budget. After some discussion, Lynn Coolridge moved that the budget be approved. Colleen Hyde seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

Laurie explained that the State Library wants state aid to be distributed in the
same amounts as in 2003. County Aid will be adjusted to keep to our formula totals. A breakdown of the distribution will be emailed to the librarians.

The board discussed the 2007 appropriation request to the Commissioners. Tioga County increased the amount for 2006 by $2500 (from $51,700 to $54,200) while Potter County remained the same ($35,000). It was decided to ask both counties for $5,000 more.

System Librarianís Report:
- Circulation statistics for the 2nd Quarter were distributed and reviewed.
- Financial summaries to date were distributed, reviewed and accepted as presented.
- Statewide Library Card Reimbursement of $10,433.13 was distributed on 8/16/06.
- Financial reviews and audits were all received and sent to the State Library on 8/4/06.
- Shelby Kinsey of Blossburg received an LSTA grant to complete her MLS. The
conversion of records at Galeton, Genesee, and Oswayo Valley has been completed for the LSTA Automation grant. The hardware has been purchased and plans for installation have been made. Training will be October 16, 17, 23, 24 and 25. When the bar-coding and patron re-registering is done, the system will be ready to use.
- A new Jeep was purchased at Costyís in Mansfield to replace the 10 year-old Jeep. With trade-in, the cost was $19,000, paid from the Depreciation Fund.
- Laurie and Jeff met with Mike Wetzel and Darlene Peasley of the Coudersport Library to negotiate paying for the extra hours needed to meet the headquarters library standard instead of having System personnel work those hours. Colleen Hyde moved that this plan be approved, was seconded by Sue Crawford and carried.

News from member libraries was shared.

The next meeting will be at the Gmeiner Art Center in Wellsboro on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 10 a.m.

Refreshments were enjoyed by those present.

Respectfully submitted,

Laurie Shear
Eugene A. Seelye, Secretary