Official Minutes of the Hot Springs Library Board of Trustees
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 7:00 p.m.
Present: Board members Jane Farrell, John Gregory, Cheryl Huddleston, Gary Merkel, Mary Kay Thompson, and Mary Terrones, Library Director.
Meeting called to order at 7:04 p.m. by Jane Farrell, Board Chair.
Motion to approve previous meeting’s minutes by Huddleston, seconded by Gregory.
Library Director’s Report: Log signs replaced, two rooms still need cleaning. Approximately $14,400 total.
Roofing discussed. Insurance adjuster and Larry Pratt, City Council, along with Austin Shaffer, Built Right Roofing, inspected roof 5/18/22. Shingles (Class 4, 15-yr warranty) $84,500; metal $125,000.
Service animals and ADA compliance discussed. Signs and ADA cards approved. Motion by Gregory, seconded by Thompson.
Part-time person, Laura, hours reduced to 10 per week. Options: Additional full-time or volunteers to help with Summer Reading. Board reaching out for volunteers.
Full-time wages for new hire discussed. City starting wage $10.15 but requesting $11.55 in comparison to local wages.
Other Discussions: Reception party for Library Director and facility improvements. Thompson lead on planning; tentatively July 19. Include membership drive and sell bricks for Friends. Need to update brochures.
Mission statement needs updating. Bring ideas to next meeting, including samples from other libraries. Update online.
Purchase orders still being processed, Thompson will sign. Total: $16,366.85. Motion to approve by Huddleston, seconded by Merkel.
Meeting with County Auditor 5/19 at 10:30 a.m.
Next Board Meeting 6/29 at 7 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
Mary Terrones, Library Director
Jane Farrell, President
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Published: Set. 8, 2022