Meeting: Huntingburg Public Library Board

The Huntingburg Public Library Board met Thursday and:

• Heard that Hunter Paving and Construction of Huntingburg paved the driveway on July 19.

• Heard that AB Electric of Jasper repaired various lights and light fixtures around the library that were damaged.

• Heard that Kern Tree Service of Dale trimmed and pruned trees in front of the library.

• Heard that high school students Ashlyn Weaver and Kolby Jones were hired as student assistants.

• Heard that the library has an opening for a children’s librarian to work 25 to 30 hours a week.

• Heard that Library Director Lisa McWilliams and board member Chris Neu met with the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance about the library’s 2020 budget.

• Heard that the public hearing on the 2020 proposed budget will be held at the board’s next regular meeting, set for 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the library, 419 N. Jackson St.

• Approved transferring $30,000 from the library’s operations fund to the library improvement reserve fund, a sort of savings account for libraries.

• Approved Green Thumb Landscaping of St. Anthony to perform cleanup work around the library for $666.47. The board also discussed having the company do regular maintenance.

• Heard that the library received a credit of $780 in reverse charges for unemployment paid out in April with regard to the termination of former library director Angie Haake.

• Approved a letter to close a credit card account with Bank of America.

• Approved McWilliams to open a credit card account with German American. McWilliams, Board President Casey Lindeman and Board Vice President Carolyn Brewer will be authorized on the account.

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