Library Board Approved Minutes - June 2, 2022

DeForest Area Public Library Regular Library Board Minutes
Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

  1. Call to Order and Roll Call
    • The meeting was called to order at 6:03 President Kathy Van Iten
    • Present: Englesby, Landgraf, Van Iten
    • Absent: Gorres, Lawrence, Runez, Zeimet
    • Also present: Assistant Library Director ChristaTollefson
  2. Approval of Agenda
    • Motion to approve as presented: Englesby
    • Second: Landgraf
    • Discussion: None.
    • Action: All approved.
  3. Approval of Minutes of the May 5th Meeting
    • Motion to approve the minutes: Landgraf
    • Second: Englesby
    • Discussion: None
    • Action: All approved as amended to reflect Van Iten was present.
  4. Public Presentations / Communications
    • None.
  5. Approval of Bills – Berg had emailed out the bill run prior to the meeting
    • Motion to approve the bill run: Van Iten
    • Second: Landgraf
    • Discussion: None.
    • Action: All Approved
  6. Reports
    1. Director's - Tollefson referenced Berg’s director’s report that had been sent via email prior to the meeting. Tollefson noted that staff were busy preparing and launching the summer reading program and events. Tollefson also shared that Berg was working with DMB to determine the best way to manage a $25,000 bequest received from Millie Anderson and her family. Landgraf noted that the new tag line, “We’ve got that,” was well-received by Village Board and Staff. He also said that he would like to share the DAPL’s impressive long-range plan with the Village Board and perhaps have Berg make a brief presentation about the process and progress.
    2. President's - None.
    3. Village Update - Landgraf reported that the Village is borrowing $2.2 million to fix roads, install pickleball courts, purchase new trucks, etc. The budgeting process for 2023—including the library—will begin next month, and it could be more interesting and challenging compared to previous years. He also noted that lights will be installed at the pickleball and basketball courts, making it possible for residents to use the courts until 10 pm, when the lights will turn off automatically. Finally, he said that the fire station update and addition will begin soon.
  7. Old Business
    1. None.
  8. New Business
    1. Staff Showcase – Assistant Library Director & Childrens Librarian.
      • Postponed until future meetings due to low attendance.
  9. Future Agenda Items
    1. 2023 Budget
  10. Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn: Landgraf
    • Second: Englesby
    • Action: All approved.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:26 p.m. Next meeting July 7th, 2022.

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