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CROWLEY RIDGE REGIONAL LIBRARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

March 15, 2012

 

The Crowley Ridge Regional Library Board met at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Present for the meeting were Vice-Chairperson, Mrs. Patsy McClain, Ms. Johnita Faulkner, Mr. Hollis Kim Inboden, Mrs. Mary Norris, Mrs. Jean Pasmore, Ms. Joanne Thompson and Mr. Ralph Waddell. From the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library staff, Ms. Phyllis Burkett, Director and Mrs. Nancy Dobbins were also present.

 

Mrs. McClain called the meeting to order.

 

Mrs. Norris made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 15, 2011 CRRL Board meeting.  Mrs. Thompson seconded the motion which carried. 

 

Financial Reports for the 2nd quarter were presented showing the distribution of State Aid and year to date expense reports. Ms. Burkett reported that she had attended the Arkansas State Library Board meeting in February and learned that there will be no increase in state aid for the upcoming fiscal year.  Mr. Waddell made a motion to accept the Financial Reports for the 2nd quarter for CRRL.  Mrs. Norris seconded the motion which carried. 

 

Ms. Burkett informed the Board that when analyzing the cost for online cataloging through OCLC it was discovered that a cataloging record had to be created in order to get the emedia downloaded through OverDrive into the catalog.  This caused the OCLC invoice to go up from July 1, 2011 to February 29, 2012 by $6,000.  Since this is a cost connected to cataloging by CCJPL, Ms. Burkett suggested that CCJPL should be billed for $6,000 and will pay the amount for emedia cataloging on future invoices.  Mrs. Pasmore made a motion to invoice Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library for the cost of cataloging emedia service from July 1, 2011 to February 29, 2012 in the amount of $6,000.  Mrs. Faulkner seconded the motion which passed. 

 

Statistics which will be used in the Annual Report which is submitted annually to the Arkansas State Library were presented to the Board for approval.  The statistics consisted of circulation, people counts, patron registration and attendance at programs for each location.  The materials budgets for CRRL & CCJPL were presented.  The CRRL materials budget is appropriated by location according to previous year usage statistics.  Staff committees have been formed to decide where to allocate funds.  Mrs. Pasmore made a motion to accept the statistics to be used in submitting the Annual Report to the Arkansas State Library.  Mrs. Norris seconded the motion which passed.

 

A discussion was held on Mrs. Valerie Riley, the Librarian from the West Poinsett County Library has been recently fitted with hearing aids.  She has suffered major hearing loss due to Meniere’s Disease.  Ms. Burkett stated that the Library is going to do its best to accommodate her.  The community has been very patient & supportive of her. 

 

Samples of ads to be used in a Bill Board Campaign were shown to the Board for their comments.  Ms. Burkett asked Mr. Waddell for his legal opinion on using the slogan “What’s In Your Wallet?”  Mr. Waddell stated that he would look into it to make sure the Library wasn’t violating a copyrighted slogan.  The Board was receptive to the bill board ads. 

 

Ms. Burkett informed the Board that the Library will have a workshop on March 29 for Library Development District II Directors and CRRL Branch Librarians on OverDrive and other emedia being offered. 

 

The Board discussed five goals that they felt were important for the future of CRRL.  Asking volunteers to deliver books to the elderly & invalid was discussed, along with increasing hours, adding new emedia products such as Ancestry and adding new programs.  The members all agreed that each community has it owns needs and recognize that in order for the libraries to survive making the community aware of what the Library offers is most important.  Ms. Burkett will ask Nathan Whitmire, CCJPL staff who chooses online resources to investigate the cost to add Ancestry to each branch and will survey the branch librarians to find out if they have enough people interested in genealogy to add it. If the Library offers a new emedia product, the staff need to be able to train customers how to use the new resources and have a place that people can use if it’s an interactive type product.  Having the ability to offer a meeting room to the public is also something they are looking for.  When they come to the Library to use a meeting room, hopefully they will find something new the Library offers while here and will return as a Library user.

 

Ms. Burkett asked the Board if they would be available for a group tour of the branches on Monday, March 26, 2012.  The members agreed that if they are available to do so, they would meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012 at CCJPL.

 

Ms. Thompson made a motion to adjourn.  Mrs. Norris seconded the motion which carried. 

 

 

CROWLEY RIDGE REGIONAL LIBRARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

June 21, 2012

 

The Crowley Ridge Regional Library Board met at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Present for the meeting were Chairman, Mr. James Dunivan, Ms. Johnita Faulkner, Ms. Linda Hinton, Mr. Hollis Kim Inboden, Ms. Mary Norris, Ms. Jean Pasmore, and Mr. Ralph Waddell.  Proposed Board member Dr. Barbara Warner, also was in attendance. From the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library staff, Ms. Phyllis Burkett, Director, Mr. David Eckert, Assistant Library Director and Ms. Nancy Dobbins were also present.

 

Mr. Dunivan called the meeting to order.

 

Mr. Waddell made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 15, 2012 CRRL Board meeting.  Ms. Hinton seconded the motion which carried. 

 

Financial Reports for the 4th quarter were presented showing the distribution of State Aid and year to date expense reports. Ms. Burkett reported that a final settlement check in the amount of $2,686 was received.  She recommended that CRRL retain this to fund special projects.  Mr. Inboden made a motion to accept the Financial Reports for the 4th quarter with CRRL retaining the final settlement.  Ms. Norris seconded the motion which carried. 

 

The Board reviewed a policy for Donations and one for Loans to the Library.  Mr. Waddell recommended amending the Donations Policy to state that it excludes memorials.  Ms. Hinton made a motion to adopt the amended Loans Policy and the Donations Policy with the statement that it excludes memorials. Ms. Faulkner seconded the motion which carried.

 

The Board reviewed a policy for Rules of Conduct.  Mr. Waddell recommended adding a statement that a patron who has been banned can request an administrative review for an appeal from the Library Board.  This will require a called Board meeting to take action on the request.  Ms. Hinton made a motion to adopt the amended Rules of Conduct including the statement Mr. Waddell, Lawyer Attorney added that banned patrons can request an administrative review to appeal before the Board.  Ms. Pasmore seconded the motion which carried.

 

Ms. Faulkner made a motion to adjourn.  Ms. Pasmore seconded the motion which carried. 

 

 

CROWLEY RIDGE REGIONAL LIBRARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

September 20, 2012

 

The Crowley Ridge Regional Library Board met at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Present for the meeting were Chairman, Mr. James Dunivan, Ms. Sandra Burns, Ms. Guana Combs, Ms. Johnita Faulkner, Ms. Mary Norris, Ms. Jean Pasmore, and Ms. Barbara Warner, Phd.  From the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library staff, Ms. Phyllis Burkett, Director, Mr. David Eckert, Assistant Library Director and Ms. Nancy Dobbins, Business Manager were also present.

 

Mr. Dunivan called the meeting to order.

 

Ms. Pasmore made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 21, 2012 CRRL Board meeting.  Ms. Norris seconded the motion which carried. 

 

Financial reports were presented for approval.  The CRRL Operating Budget for July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013 was presented for approval.  State aid showed no increase over the previous year.  Ms. Norris made a motion to approve the July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013 CRRL Operating Budget.  Ms. Faulkner seconded the motion which passed. 

 

Ms. Burkett reported that feedback received from the staff and school librarians who attended Staff Training Day held on Friday, August 3 was positive.  Public school librarians received five continuing education credits which are accepted by the Department of Education for attending the training. The amount could go down to four next year based upon the amount of training made available. 

 

Statistics from summer programming were shared.  Ms. Burkett reported that the door counts into the Children’s Library at the main library almost doubled and the Library needs more staff to do programming in the daycares and branch locations.  A proposal to the Friends of the Library asking them to pay one half of the cost to hire two additional storytellers during the summer months was presented to the Board for approval.  Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library will continue to pay the cost for the first story teller and half of the cost of adding the two new ones if FOL will agree to fund the other half.  Ms. Pasmore made a motion to approve the proposal to the Friends of the Library requesting their support to fund one half of the cost to add two additional storytellers.  Ms. Burns seconded the motion which passed. 

 

The revised Internet Policy for Crowley Ridge Regional Library was presented for approval.  State law requires that the policy be reviewed and revised every five years. Ms. Norris made a motion to accept the revised Crowley Ridge Regional Library Internet Policy.  Ms. Pasmore seconded the motion which passed. 

 

The Crowley Ridge Regional meeting adjourned.  

 

CROWLEY RIDGE REGIONAL LIBRARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

June 20, 2013

 

The Crowley Ridge Regional Library Board met at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Present for the meeting were Vice-Chairman, Ms. Sandra Burns, Ms. Johnita Faulkner, Ms. Linda Hinton, Ms. Jean Pasmore, Ms. Joann Thompson, and Dr. Barbara Warner.  Present from the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library staff were Ms. Phyllis Burkett, Director, Mr. David Eckert, Assistant Library Director and Ms. Nancy Dobbins, Business Manager.

 

Ms. Burns called the meeting to order.

 

Minutes from the September 20, 2012 CRRL meeting were presented for approval.  One correction was noted that Ms. Combs was not in attendance at the meeting and Ms. Thompson was.  Ms. Warner made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 20, 2012 CRRL Board meeting.  Ms. Faulkner seconded the motion which carried. 

 

Financial reports for the third quarter were presented for approval.  Ms. Pasmore made a motion to approve the financial reports for the third quarter.  Ms. Hinton seconded the motion which carried. 

 

The proposed CRRL operations budget for fiscal year July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 was presented for approval.  Ms. Hinton made a motion to approve the operations budget for CRRL for the fiscal year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  Ms. Faulkner seconded the motion which carried. 

 

A resolution to accept Mr. David Eckert as Library Director to replace retiring Library Director Ms. Phyllis Burkett was presented to the Board for approval.  Ms. Pasmore made a motion to approve the resolution accepting Mr. David Eckert as the Library Director to replace retiring Director Ms. Phyllis Burkett.  Ms. Thompson seconded the motion which carried. 

 

A resolution to assign Ms. Kay Taylor, Youth Services Librarian as interim alternate check signer on Library accounts was presented to the Board for approval.  Ms. Pasmore made a motion to approve the resolution to assign Ms. Kay Taylor, Youth Services Librarian as interim alternate check signer until the Board changes this designation.  Ms. Thompson seconded the motion which carried. 

 

Statistics on how usage, patron counts, patron registration, programming and the median age among users have changed over the past five years were shared with the Board. 

 

Ms. Burkett reminded the Board that the Interlocal Agreement will expire in December 2013 and recommended that it be extended for another five years. 

 

Mr. Eckert presented a sheet on the Craighead County Branch Library hours showing how the three libraries will rotate on being open in the morning and evenings so that each location will have at least one day a week open in the morning and one day a week open in the evening. 

 

Ms. Faulkner made a motion to adjourn.  Ms. Thompson seconded the motion which carried. 

 

CROWLEY RIDGE REGIONAL LIBRARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

September 19, 2013

 

The Crowley Ridge Regional Library Board met at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Present for the meeting were Chairman, Mr. James Dunivan, Mrs. Sandra Burns, Ms. Johnita Faulkner, Ms. Marolyn Robbins Guarr, Mr. Kim Inboden, Mrs. Mary Norris,   Present from the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library staff were Mr. David Eckert, Library Director and Ms. Nancy Dobbins, Business Manager. Mr. Jeff Wicker, CPA from Thomas Speight and Noble was also present. 

 

Mr. Dunivan called the meeting to order.

 

Mr. Wicker presented the Financial Audit Report for July 1, 2011-June 30, 2013. He stated that the audit contained a clean report without any non-compliance issues. 

 

Minutes from the June 20, 2013 CRRL meeting were presented for approval.  Mr. Waddell made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 20, 2013 Board meeting.  The motion as seconded by Mrs. Burns which passed unanimously.

 

The fourth quarter financial report for the fiscal year of July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013 was presented.  Ms. Faulkner made a motion to approve the fourth quarter financial report.  Mrs. Norris seconded the motion which passed unanimously 

 

The projected budget for fiscal year July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 was presented for approval.  Mrs. Burns made a motion to approve the 2013-2014 Operations Budget.  Mr. Inboden seconded the motion which passed unanimously. 

 

The Board reviewed a revised copy of the Interlocal Agreement was presented for approval.  The Board agreed to have Mr. Waddell review the agreement for any additional changes. Ms. Guarr made a motion to approve the revised Interlocal Agreement pending the changes to be made by Mr. Waddell and Mr. Eckert as suggested.  Mrs. Burns seconded the motion which passed unanimously. 

 

Mr. Eckert requested approval for branch libraries to have a substitute work on  Staff Development Day on Friday, October 18 to enable the branch librarians to attend the training day. They Board agreed without a motion to allow a sub to work and if no sub was available the location could close for the day in order for the librarian to attend. 

 

Statistical reports from the Summer Reading Programs were given to the Board for review.

 

It was noted CRRL meeting scheduled for November has been switched with the CCJPL meeting December meeting which will be held to Thursday, December 19 at 5:15 p.m. in the Round Room. 

 

Mrs. Norris made a motion to adjourn.  Mr. Waddell seconded the motion which passed. 

 

CROWLEY RIDGE REGIONAL LIBRARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

December 19, 2013

 

The Crowley Ridge Regional Library Board met at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2013. Present for the meeting were Chairman, Mr. James Dunivan, Mrs. Sandra Burns, Mrs. Marolyn Robbins Guarr, Mrs. Linda Hinton, Mr. Kim Inboden, Mr. Kevin Mulholland, Mrs. Mary Norris, and Mrs. Jean Pasmore.   Present from the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library staff were Mr. David Eckert, Library Director and Ms. Nancy Dobbins, Business Manager.

 

Mr. Dunivan called the meeting to order.

 

Minutes from the September 19, 2013 CRRL meeting were presented for approval.  Mrs. Pasmore made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 19, 2013 Board meeting.  The motion as seconded by Mrs. Burns which passed unanimously.

 

The first quarter financial report for the fiscal year of July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 was presented.  Ms. Norris made a motion to approve the first quarter financial report.  Mr. Inboden seconded the motion which passed unanimously 

 

Mrs. Burns made a motion to adjourn.  Mr. Mulholland seconded the motion which passed.

 

Next meeting date March 20, 2014. 

 

Crowley Ridge Regional Library

Board of Trustees

July 17, 2014

 

The Crowley Ridge Regional Board met at 5:15 pm on Thursday, July 17, 2014.  Present for the meeting were Chairman, Mr. James Dunivan, Mrs. Marolyn Robbins Guarr, Mr. Curt Hawkins, Mrs. Linda Hinton, Mr. Kevin Mulholland, Mrs. Jean Passmore, and Dr. Barbara Warner.  Present from the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library staff were Mr. David Eckert, Library Director, and Ms. Sarah Keath, Assistant Business Manager.

Mr. Dunivan called the meeting to order.

Minutes from the December 19, 2013 CRRL meeting were presented for approval.  Mrs. Linda Hinton made a motion to approve the minutes.  Dr. Warner seconded and the motion passed.

Mr. Curt Hawkins was introduced as a new board member for Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library.

The balance sheet for the fiscal year July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 was presented for approval.  Mrs. Marolyn Robbins Guarr moved to accept the report, Mrs. Jean Passmore seconded and the motion passed.

The proposed budget for fiscal year 2014/ 2015 was presented.  Dr. Barbara Warner moved to accept the proposed budget with the caveat that if the amount of state aid changes from the distribution of the 2013/2014 fiscal year, the 2014/2015 budget might change.  Mr. Curt Hawkins seconded the motion and motion passed.

The 2013 ALA statistics were presented for discussion.

A new board meeting schedule was proposed.  Not only would the new schedule move the current meeting schedule from September, December, March, and June to November, February, May, and August with no meetings during the months of June and July, but it would also move the meetings from the third Thursday of the month to the second Thursday of the month.  Mrs. Jean Passmore made a motion to accept these changed to the meeting schedule.  Mr. Curt Hawkins seconded and the motion passed.

Mr. Curt Hawkins moved to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Kevin Mulholland seconded and the motion passed.

 

Crowley Ridge Regional Library

Board of Trustees

November 13, 2014

 

The Crowley Ridge Regional Board met at 5:15 pm on Thursday, November 13, 2014.  Present for the meeting were Chairman, Mr. James Dunivan, Mrs. Sandra Burns, Ms. Johnita Faulkner, Ms. Janice Griffin, Mrs. Marolyn Robbins Guarr, Mr. Curt Hawkins,  Mr. Kevin Mulholland, Mrs. Jean Pasmore, and Dr. Barbara Warner.  Present from the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library staff were Mr. David Eckert, Library Director, and Mrs. Nancy Dobbins, Business Manager.

Mr. Dunivan called the meeting to order.

Minutes from the July 17, 2014 CRRL meeting were presented for approval.  Mrs. Jean Pasmore made a motion to approve the minutes.  Mr. Hawkins seconded and the motion passed.

Ms. Janice Griffin was introduced as a new board member for Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library.

The financial report for the first quarter was presented for approval.  Mrs. Burns moved to accept the report, Ms. Faulkner seconded and the motion passed.

Programming statistics for the Summer Reading Program for juveniles and adults were presented.

Mr. Curt Hawkins moved to adjourn the meeting.  Ms. Faulkner seconded the motion which passed.

 

Crowley Ridge Regional Library

Board Minutes

March 12, 2015

5:15 p.m.

Board Members:

Present: Chairman, Mr. James Dunivan, Ms. Johnita Faulkner, Ms. Janice Griffin, Mrs. Marolyn Robbins Guarr, Mr. Curt Hawkins, Mrs. Linda Hinton, Ms. Cathy Hunt, Mr. Kevin Mulholland, Mrs. Jean Pasmore and Ms. Judy Rennicke

Absent:  Mrs. Sandra Burns, Dr. Barbara Warner

Quorum present? Yes

Others Present:

Library Director: Mr. David Eckert

Business Manager: Mrs. Nancy Dobbins

Proceedings:

Meeting called to order at 5:15 p.m. by Chairman, Mr. Dunivan

Minutes from the November 13, 2014 CRRL meeting were presented for approval. Ms. Faulkner made a motion to approve the minutes.  Mr. Hawkins seconded and the motion passed. 

Ms. Hunt and Ms. Rennicke were introduced as new Board members.

Financial reports for the second quarter were presented for approval.  Mr. Hawkins moved to accept the report, Mrs. Pasmore seconded and the motion passed.

Mrs. Robbins Guarr moved to adjourn.  

 

Crowley Ridge Regional Library

Board Minutes

May 14, 2015

5:15 p.m.

 

Board Members:

Present: Chairman, Mr. James Dunivan, Ms. Johnita Faulkner, Mrs. Marolyn Robbins Guarr, Mr. Curt Hawkins, Mrs. Linda Hinton, Ms. Cathy Hunt, Mrs. Jean Pasmore, Ms. Judy Rennicke and Dr. Barbara Warner

Absent:  Mrs. Sandra Burns, Ms. Janice Griffin and Mr. Kevin Mulholland

Quorum present? Yes

Others Present:

Library Director: Mr. David Eckert

Business Manager: Mrs. Nancy Dobbins

Proceedings:

Meeting called to order at 5:20 p.m. by Chairman, Mr. Dunivan

Minutes from the March 12, 2015 CRRL meeting were presented for approval. Mrs. Hinton made a motion to approve the minutes.  Mr. Hawkins seconded and the motion passed. 

Mr. Eckert reported that Governor Hutchinson made unexpected last minute cuts to State Aid funding which reduced the amount that CRRL received in fiscal year 2014/2015 by 20.45% or $48,275.  The courier route could be affected by this cut.  After some discussion, the Board agreed that Mr. Eckert should prepare a report for the Legislators and request a meeting with them to discuss how the budget cuts will affect the library service. 

Financial reports for the third quarter were presented for approval.  Mr. Hawkins made a motion to approve the third quarter financial reports.  Mrs. Hunt seconded the motion which passed. 

Mr. Eckert reported that the Goldsby Librarian at Lepanto had been released due to a personnel issue.  The substitute worker Ms. Candace Wong was hired as the new Librarian.

He also reported that during a recent thunderstorm the Ford Fusion was struck by lightning which zapped several electronic modules on the vehicle.  The Library’s automobile insurance covered the damage minus the $500 deductible. 

The meeting adjourned.

 

Crowley Ridge Regional Library

Board Minutes

August 13, 2015

5:15 p.m.

 

Board Members:

Present: Chairman, James Dunivan, Sandra Burns, Bart Faulkner, Janice Griffin, Marolyn Robbins-Guarr, Linda Hinton, Cathy Hunt, Jean Pasmore, Judy Rennicke and Dr. Barbara Warner

 

Absent:  Johnita Faulkner, Curt Hawkins andKevin Mulholland

Quorum present? Yes

 

Others Present:

Library Director: David Eckert

Business Manager: Nancy Dobbins

 

Proceedings:

Meeting called to order at 5:20 p.m. by Chairman, James Dunivan

Minutes from the May 14, 2015 CRRL meeting were presented for approval. Jean Pasmore made a motion to approve the minutes.  Sandra Burns seconded and the motion passed. 

The quarterly report ending the fiscal year for July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015 was presented for approval.  Sandra Burns made a motion to approve the financial report for the 4th quarter of the fiscal year July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015.  Marolyn Robbins-Guarr seconded the motion which passed.

The proposed budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 was presented for approval.  Janice Griffin made a motion to approve the operations budget for fiscal year July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016.  Linda Hinton seconded the motion which passed. 

David Eckert reported that he had recently attended a meeting with other Public Library Directors at the Cabot Public Library to discuss forming an organized effort to get funding restored and increased in the future.  He also informed the Board that he has sent a letter to the AR Legislators to inform them of the activities at the Library and that they will be added to a Library newsletter which will be distributed by email. 

David Eckert requested that the Library be closed on Friday, October 16 for Staff Development Day.  There was no objection from the Board.

Sandra Burns made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Judy Rennicke seconded the motion which passed.

The meeting adjourned.

 

Crowley Ridge Regional Library

Board Minutes

November 12, 2015

5:15 p.m.

 

Board Members:

Present: Chairman, James Dunivan, Sandra Burns, Janice Griffin, Marolyn Robbins-Guarr, Curt Hawkins, Linda Hinton, Cathy Hunt, Kevin Mullholland, Jean Pasmore and Judy Rennicke.

Absent:  Bart Faulkner and Dr. Barbara Warner

Quorum present? Yes

 

Others Present:

Library Director: David Eckert

Business Manager: Nancy Dobbins

Jeff Wicker, CPA, Thomas Speight and Noble

 

Proceedings:

Meeting called to order at 5:20 p.m. by Chairman, James Dunivan

Minutes from the August 13, 2015 CRRL meeting were presented for approval. Linda Hinton made a motion to approve the minutes.  Curt Hawkins seconded and the motion passed. 

Auditor Jeff Wicker presented the Board with the Crowley Ridge Regional Library’s  “Audited Financial Statements for the Years Ended July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015.”  Wicker noted that this was a “clean audit” with no compliance issues.  Sandra Burns made a motion to approve the audit as presented.  Curt Hawkins seconded the motion which passed.

The quarterly financial report was presented by David Eckert.  Marilyn Robbins-Guarr made a motion to approve the quarterly report.  Judy Rennicke seconded the motion which passed.

David Eckert reported that Staff Development Day was a success.  It was held at the Northeast Arkansas Food Bank.  A session on sexual harassment training was held, speakers from the ASU Museum, Chamber of Commerce and Parks and Recreation to mention a few also held sessions to inform the staff of their services.  Staff also received a tour of the Food Bank.  David mentioned that the staff appreciated having the day and he would like to move it to February instead of October of each year. 

Curt Hawkins made a motion to adjourn.  Linda Hinton seconded the motion which passed.

 

Crowley Ridge Regional Library

Board Minutes

February 11, 2016

5:15 p.m.

 

Board Members:

Present: Chairman, James Dunivan, Sandra Burns, Marolyn Robbins-Guarr, Curt Hawkins, Cathy Hunt, Jean Pasmore, Judy Rennicke and Dr. Barbara Warner

Absent:  Bart Faulkner, Janice Griffin, Linda Hinton and Kevin Mullholland

Quorum present? Yes

Others Present:

Library Director: David Eckert

Business Manager: Nancy Dobbins

Proceedings:

Meeting called to order at 5:20 p.m. by Chairman, James Dunivan

Minutes from the November 12, 2015 CRRL meeting were presented for approval. Sandra Burns made a motion to approve the minutes.  Cathy Hunt seconded and the motion passed. 

The quarterly financial report was presented by David Eckert.  Jean Pasmore made a motion to approve the quarterly report.  Marilyn Robbins-Guarr seconded the motion which passed.

Marilyn Robbins-Guarr moved to adjourn.

 

 

Crowley Ridge Regional Library

Board Minutes

May 12, 2016

5:15 p.m.

 

Board Members:

Present: Chairman, James Dunivan, Bart Faulkner, Janice Griffin, Marolyn Robbins-Guarr, Curt Hawkins, Linda Hinton, Cathy Hunt, Judy Rennicke and Dr. Barbara Warner

Absent:  Sandra Burns, Kevin Mullholland and Jean Pasmore

Quorum present? Yes

 

Others Present:

Library Director: David Eckert

Business Manager: Nancy Dobbins

 

Proceedings:

Meeting was called to order at 5:20 p.m. by Chairman, James Dunivan

Minutes from the February 11, 2016 CRRL meeting were presented for approval. Judy Rennicke made a motion to approve the minutes.  Curt Hawkins seconded and the motion passed. 

The quarterly financial report was presented by David Eckert.  Curt Hawkins made a motion to approve the quarterly report.  Marilyn Robbins-Guarr seconded the motion which passed.

David reported that he had met privately with each Board member to discuss the CRRL reorganization and that the amount of state aid Poinsett County receives will cover the health insurance.  Because this is a joint merger, the County Judges in each county will have to present a ordinance to the Quorum Court for approval. 

A discussion was held on the number of Board members necessary for the Board after the merger.  The number can be finalized later and by attrition the number can be attained as current member’s terms expire.

Curt Hawkins moved to approve the plan to authorize David Eckert to obtain the judicial papers to proceed with the merger between Craighead County Jonesboro Public and Poinsett County Libraries.  Judy Rennicke seconded the motion which passed.

Linda Hinton moved to adjourn.

 

Crowley Ridge Regional Library

Board Minutes

August 11, 2016

5:15 p.m.

 

Board Members:

Present: Chairman, James Dunivan, Vice-chair Linda Hinton, Bart Faulkner, Sandra Burns, Janice Griffin, Marolyn Robbins-Guarr, Curt Hawkins, Cathy Hunt, Jean Pasmore and Judy Rennicke

Absent:  Janice Griffin, Kevin Mullholland

 

Quorum present? Yes

 

Others Present:

Library Director: David Eckert

Business Manager: Nancy Dobbins

 

Proceedings:

Meeting was called to order at 5:20 p.m. by Chairman, James Dunivan

Minutes from the May 12, 2016 CRRL meeting were presented for approval. Linda Hinton made a motion to approve the minutes.  Sandra Burns seconded and the motion passed. 

The quarterly financial report was presented by David Eckert.  Curt Hawkins made a motion to approve the quarterly report.  Marilyn Robbins-Guarr seconded the motion which passed.

The proposed 2016/2017 Operations Budget was presented for approval.  David Eckert reported that state aid had been restored to the previous level for this fiscal year and noted that no increase has been made to this level for the past eight years. He reported that there is a group effort trying to get automatic increases placed in the State Budget for future growth.  Curt Hawkins made a motion to approve the 2016/2017 Operations Budget.  Jean Pasmore seconded the motion which passed.

David Eckert gave an update on the Crowley Ridge merger.  He attended the July Poinsett County Quorum Court meeting.  He felt that there was a positive response from the group.  The County Judge is asking the Arkansas Attorney General and the Poinsett County Prosecuting Attorney to look over the ordinance to make sure the document is legal. David phoned Angie Lacy, Administrative Assistant for Poinsett County Library last week to see if she had heard anything from the County Judge and she said that the Prosecuting Attorney has been tied up in a murder trial and hasn’t gotten time yet to review the ordinance. 

Upcoming meeting dates were provided.

Linda Hinton moved to adjourn.