Meeting: Huntingburg Public Library Board

The Huntingburg Public Library Board met Thursday and:

• Heard that VPS Architecture of Evansville will attend the January meeting to discuss adding seating to the library and repurposing the Indiana Room into a multi-purpose room. The January meeting is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the library, 419 N. Jackson St., Huntingburg.

• Heard that Hassfurther Masonry of Ferdinand will begin masonry work on the exterior in late February.

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

• Heard that Bookkeeping and More will begin handling the library’s bookkeeping beginning in January. The board approved hiring the company at its November meeting.

• Heard that Director Angie Haake reinvested a certificate of deposit that matured in December for 33 months at 3 percent interest with Freedom Bank.

• Approved the 2019 salary resolution.

• Approved transferring surplus funds from the 2018 budget to the library’s rainy day fund.

• Approved transferring funds into the Library Improvement Reserve Fund.

• Discussed a draft job description and benefits for an assistant director position.

• Discussed hiring a consulting firm to help complete a strategic plan for the library.

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