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Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

  • Meeting was called to order by Jenn Lee at 6:39 pm.  Open Meetings Act poster was pointed out on the west wall of the back room.


  • Roll Call:
    • Members Present- Sara Else (2027), Cara Simon (2027), Jenn Lee (2026), Mary Mayfield (2024), Kylee Hickman (2024)
    • Member Absent- None
    • Also, present-Library Director-Laurie VanAckeren


  • Guests or Public Items to discuss: None


  • New Business Items: None


  • Director’s Report
    • July stats were reviewed.
    • Laurie is attending the Nebraska Librarian Retreat at the end of August at Carol Joy Holling camp. American Library Association Retreat is at the end of September.  She applied for their Retreat Grant program and was accepted! The grant is worth $500 to be used toward admission.  Since she also covers Yutan Library, she’s applied for a second $500 grant and was approved! Additional travel expenses will be split between Mead and Yutan libraries.
    • 2024 Annual Budget was reviewed and discussed following Laurie and Cara’s meeting with accountant, Ed Schroeder’s, associates. Lee moved to approve budget proposal, Hickman seconded. Motion carried.
      • Village Board will vote on Library budget at their meeting August 8th at 6pm. Library Board members and Laurie will be present for proposal and any questions that may arise.


  • Board Member Reports: None


  • Minutes, Bills, Financials, and Monthly Reports for July
    • Hickman moved to approve – Seconded by Simon. Motion carried.


  • End of Meeting Roll Call:
  • Members Present- Sara Else (2027), Cara Simon (2027), Kylee Hickman (2024)
  • Mary Mayfield (2024) exited at 6:57pm, Jenn Lee (2026) exited at 7:58pm.



Meeting adjourned at 8:03pm.


Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 5th at 6pm- Mead Public Library


Respectfully Submitted by

Cara Simon