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Lone Cone Library District Board Meeting Minutes
October 11, 2022
Board Minutes

A regular meeting of the Library District Board was held in person and via Zoom on October 11, 2022 at
6:30 pm and called to order at 6:38pm but was restarted at 7:01 pm due to technical difficulties.
Attendees: Kerry Bentler, Carrie Andrew, Laurel Henderson, and Beverly Taylor. Kendal Smith, Rhonda
Oliver and Emily Haight joined via Zoom.
Absent board members are Kattie Neesham and Henry Lester.

Approval of the Agenda
A motion was made by Laurel Henderson to approve. Kerry Bentler seconded. Vote to accept: All Aye.
Correction for spelling of last name for prior meeting attendee Anna from Shapanski to Szczepanski.
Motion of approval made by Laurel Henderson. Second made by Emily Haight. Vote to approve: All Aye.

Public Comment

Monthly Budget Review
A motion was made by Emily Haight to accept the budget. Second made by Laurel Henderson. Vote to
approve: All Aye.
Director’s Report
Received a $30,000 donation for the framing of the painting, staff gifts at the end of the year, technology
Acting as Fiscal agent for the empty lot next to the gas station development to be called Sun Plaza, per
approval for the Laura Jane Musser grant.
Stats: We hope to start the new Stats format in new year.
Programming Report: Bilingual Storytime on Saturdays after yoga; New Teen hangout on Saturday
evening; WE program for LGBTQ+ youth on the first Sunday of Nov, hope to expand this to adults at some

Board Member Reports

Unfinished Business
Working with Sharon to finalize the IRS form 1023 to reapply for 501(c)3 status. Holding monthly
meetings with Carrie, Kendal and Sharon to make sure we are not missing anything.
Reminder of the Nov 13th board retreat from 12pm to 5pm.

New Business
Hiring for a new position to fill the gaps with Marketing, Circulation Desk fill in, Office Manager support,
and Programming support. Posting the job next week.
Draft Budget for 2023: Included 9% increase in Staff Salaries to match the increase in minimum wage.
Shows 80% tax income due to delinquent taxes, this is not ideal but an improvement over the previous
years. Available to the public upon request at the front desk.
FAMLI: Set the date to vote to decline the FAMLI benefit. Motion to set date as November 14th by Kerry
Bentler, second by Laurel Henderson. Vote to approve the date: All Aye

Adjournment at 8:14 pm. A motion to adjourn was made by Kerry Bentler. Seconded by Laurel
Henderson. Vote to accept: All aye.