October 26, 2005

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Webster Groves Public Library was held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26th, 2005. This meeting had been postponed from its normal meeting date of October 19th. President Jon Furst presided, and Library Director Tom Cooper kept the minutes. Present: Library Board Trustees Charles Maas, Tom Reedy, Gladys Tolley and June Gill. Absent: Christine Krueger and Stacy Deleste.

Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m.

Public Agenda
There was no public agenda.

Minutes of the September 21st Meeting
Mr. Reedy moved that minutes of the September 21st meeting be approved, Ms. Tolley seconded, and the minutes were approved.

There was no correspondence.

Presidentís Report
Mr. Furst reported that there were a few problems with the listing agreement for the lease of the Mason House, and that it would have to be reworked before it was signed.

Mr. Furst also brought up the draft mission statement, and discussion ensued.

Librarianís Report
Mr. Cooper commented on highlights of the librarianís report. Especially notable were a number of community contacts in September, which has been a busy month for community activities in Webster Groves.

Advance Planning
There was no report from this committee this month.

There was no report from this committee this month.

Building and Grounds
Mr. Reedy pointed out that a bid to paint the exterior of the Library had been accepted from Barthelmass Painting Company, and the painting should commence soon. He also noted that plans to lease the Mason House were moving forward.

Mr. Maas, having reviewed the listing agreement presented to the Board of Trustees by real estate agent Karen Smith, commented at some length on the points that needed to be cleared up before it could be signed.

Mr. Reedy reviewed the financial report and disbursements for September, 2005. Ms. Gill moved that the bills be approved as presented, Mr. Maas seconded, and the bills were approved.

There was discussion of the proposed tax levy campaign. Since the Webster Groves School District plans to put a bond issue measure on the April 4th General Election ballot, the Board considered it best to plan for the June 6th Supplemental Election.

Human Resource & Policy
Trustees discussed the draft mission statement and draft collection development policy, but tabled the discussion until Ms. Deleste and Ms. Krueger had a chance to offer their ideas.

Old Business
There was no old business.

New Business
There was no new business.

Ms. Tolley moved, and Ms. Gill seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

The next meeting of the Libraryís Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, November 16th at 7 p.m.