April 16, 2009
EAST ALTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
CALL TO ORDER The regular meeting of the East Alton Public Library District
Board of Trustees was called to order at 7:04 p.m. at the
Library by President Sally Hierman. Those in attendance
Were P. Shoemaker, E. Long and C. Wiegand. Also present
was the Director, Richard Chartrand. Absent were V. Long
and J. Podesva. 45 present, 2 absent. Quorum established.
CORRECTIONS Motion: E. Long Second: Wiegand
To take new business items a & b out of order.
Roll call vote: E. Long; aye, Wiegand, aye; Shoemaker, aye;
Hierman, aye. 4 ayes, no nays, motion carried.
President Sally Hierman delivered the oath of office to B.
Werts and C. Wiegand.
Motion: Shoemaker Second: E. Long
To accept the resignation of Rick Marshall.
Roll call vote: Shoemaker, aye; E. Long; aye, Hierman, aye;
Werts, aye; Wiegand, aye. 5 ayes, no nays, motion carried.
MINUTES Motion: E. Long Second: Wiegand
To approve the minutes of the March 19, 2009 meeting.
Roll call vote: E. Long, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye;
Shoemaker, aye; Werts, aye. 5 ayes, no nays, motion
FINANCE The financial statement was discussed.
Motion: Shoemaker Second: Werts
To approve the wage and expenditures as presented for
Roll call vote: Shoemaker, aye; Werts, aye; Hierman, aye
Wiegand, aye; E. Long, aye. 5 ayes, no nays, motion
REPORT 1. I have banned Steven Wyatt from the library. This item is
on the agenda for board action. A copy of the letter is
included in the board packet.
2. We have ordered parts and pieces so that Dustin can
build two new computers to replace the present PAC
computers. They are dying and constantly locking causing
much frustration for patrons and staff.
3. Andy has installed the rest of the shelving purchased from
Wood River. Karla has shifted Fiction, Western. Mysteries and
Science Fiction. CD books are being re-cased and shifted
as they are completed.
4. The power was off Wednesday April 8 due to
replacement of power pole by Ameren.
5. The board reorganization meeting will be May 21, 2009.
6. The Village of East Alton is establishing a TIF to encompass
the area of Wilshire Village. This area has been deemed
7. The summer youth worker program is back due to the
federal stimulus program. Workers will be earning $8.50 per
hour. The program starts May 1 and is scheduled to end
September 30. My goal is to put Karla on the program as
well as two other workers and have them help with summer
8. We have received no word on when or if the per capita
grant will be disbursed. The required information is at the
State Comptroller’s Office.
9. Youth Services: The movie for March was the new release
“Space Buddies”. There were only 6 in attendance. I
attended SWAYS in Granite City this month. A mentally
challenged adult group came in for a read-to program. This
will probably be monthly field trip for them. I will attend
Family Read Night at Eastwood Elementary later this month.
Pre-school story time will start April 22nd. Summer Reading
Club runs from June 23rd to July 28th. I am still working out the
dates and activities.
NEW BUSINESS Motion: Werts Second: Shoemaker
Approve the banishment of Steven Wyatt.
Roll call vote: Werts, aye; Shoemaker, aye; Hierman, aye; E.
Long, aye; Wiegand, aye. 5 ayes, no nays, motion carried.
ADJOURN There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at