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January 2023

Elkhart Public Library
Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
6:30 pm Elkhart Public Library


I.    Call to Order

II.    Roll Call

III.    Public Comment

IV.    Minutes Review (action)                                       

V.    Treasurer’s Report (discussion/action)                
       A.    Overview of Income and Expenses                
       B.    Presentation of Bills                        
      C.    Approval of Bills (action)                

VI.    Librarian’s Report (discussion/action)

VII.    Old/Unfinished Business (discussion/action)        
      A.    Library’s 130th Birthday (3-5-23) (discussion/action)
             o    Best date for reception (discussion/action)
             o    Suggestions for local bakers, number and method to serve (discussion/action)
             o    Miscellaneous details (discussion/action)
      B.    Policy Review/Manual Update – tabled until Feb. meeting (discussion/action)

VIII.    New Business (discussion/action)
       A.    Annual Minimum Wage Increase (discussion/action)
      B.    Statement of Economic Interest (discussion/action)
      C.    Review Closed Meeting Minutes (discussion/action) 
      D.    Future Building Updates (discussion/action)
              o    Vinyl flooring (discussion/action)
              o    Roof replacement samples (discussion/action)
      E.    Upcoming Holidays –  (discussion/action)
      F.    Upcoming Library Dates/Deadlines: 2-2023 (discussion/action)
             o    IHLS Annual Survey (arrives late January, (due 3-31-23)
             o    Statement of Economic Interest (due 4-30-23)
             o    Planning for Summer Reading Program 

IX.    Executive Session 

X.    Adjournment




Next meeting: February 22nd, 2023
Elkhart Public Library, 6:30 pm

Minimum Wage Annual Increase                Board Memebers’ Term Expirations
Jan. 1, 2022 – $12                                             Dana Hudson – ’23 (’27)
Jan. 1, 2023 – $13                                             Ann Olson – ’23 (’25)
Jan. 1, 2024 – $14                                            Phil Shelton – ’23 (’27)
Jan. 1, 2025 – $15                                            Sarah McCutcheon – ’23 (’27)
                                                                           Sue Roush – ’23 (’27)
                                                                           Jeanine Kolb – ’23 (’25)
                                                                          Mark Mohan – ’23 (’25)

Board members with a ’25 will run in ’23 for a 2-year term.  Members with a ’27 will also run in ’23, but for a four-year term.  Following the ’23 election, everyone will be on their proper rotations.  

Each standard term is four years.  The board must have seven members, and there must be three running for a new term at a different time from the other four.

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