Meeting: Huntingburg Public Library Board

The Huntingburg Public Library Board met Thursday and:

• Heard that Library Director Angie Haake is working to schedule a meeting with VPS Architecture of Evansville to discuss proposed floor plans of the library with board members.

• Approved a quote from Hassfurther Masonry of Ferdinand to perform mortar and joint repair work on the brick walls of the library. The work will be completed in the spring.

• Heard that Hunter Paving of Huntingburg plans to complete parking lot work, which was approved at the October board meeting, in the spring.

• Heard that the 2019 budget has been submitted to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance, and is awaiting approval.

• Approved an agreement with the Indiana State Library Consortium for Public Library Internet Access. The agreement allows the library a discount on internet service, currently set at 80 percent.

• Approved the 2019 salary resolution to set staff salaries for 2019.

• Approved hiring Bookkeeping and More of Huntingburg to handle payroll and bookkeeping for the library for $435 per month to begin in January 2019.

• Asked Haake to create a job description for an assistant director position.

• Discussed creating a new strategic plan. The current plan expires at the end of 2019.

• Approved Haake to make necessary year-end fund transfers, including a certificate of deposit that is up for renewal in December. The board approved moving the CD to Freedom Bank where there is a 3 percent interest rate.

• Heard that the next board meeting will be 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the library, 419 N. Jackson St., Huntingburg.

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