The Public Library Board of Cullman County, Alabama met in their Annual
Session at 4:30 p.m on Monday, October 24, 2005 in the conference room
the Cullman branch. Present were: Chairman Ronald Hogue, Jane Abt, Trina
Walker, Dan Scott, County Librarian John Paul Myrick, Circulation/Membership
Coordinator Brenda Waldrep, and Assistant County Librarian Max Hand.
The meeting was called to order at 4:44 p.m. The first item of business
the Annual Report. Mr. Hogue moved to approve the minutes, and was seconded
by Mr. Scott. They were approved unanimously.
The FY 2005 budget was considered next. Mr. Scott moved to approve the
budget, and was seconded by Ms. Abt. It was approved unanimously. Mr.
Myrick discussed the fact that the county raised the salaries of part
employees, which affected 8 county positions, six of which are in the
library. Mr. Myrick stated that the county did not raise the library's
requested appropriation to cover this change, and that he wanted the
to be aware of those facts in case of future budgetary shortfalls.
Next came the election of Board officers. Mr. Hogue was nominated as
Ms. Abt as vice chair, and Ms. Walker as Treasurer. There being no other
nominations, the nominations were approved.
Chairman Hogue moved to close the Annual meeting, and was seconded by
Walker. The meeting was adjourned at 5:05 p.m.
The Monthly meeting of the board was called to order at 5:10 p.m. The
order of business was the adoption of the minutes of the previous meeting.
Mr. Scott moved to approve the minutes and was seconded by Ms. Walker.
were approved unanimously.
The financial report was next on the agenda. Mr. Hogue moved to approve
financial report, and was seconded by Ms. Abt. The financial report was
Mr. Myrick suggested a policy change for DVD circulation, changing it
one week to two weeks checkout. Mr. Scott moved to approve the change,
seconded by Ms. Walker. The motion was approved unanimously, effective
Mr. Myrick asked the board to approve the library's participating in
Food for Fines program. Mr. Hogue made the motion to approve participation
in perpetuity, and was seconded by Mr. Scott. The motion was unanimously
Under other business Mr. Myrick made the announcement that the bookmobile
was finally here.
There being no other business, Chairman Hogue moved to adjourn the meeting,
seconded by Ms. Walker. The motion was unanimously approved, and the
meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. Board members were given a tour of
new Cullman County Bookmobile.
Max W. Hand, MLS Ronald L. Hogue,
Assistant County Librarian
Adopted by the Board in Regular Session, December 19, 2005
John Paul Myrick, MLS
County Librarian/Chief Executive Officer