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Approved Oct 15, 2009 - Library Advisory Board Minutes

Library Advisory Committee

October 15, 2009

Milton, Florida

The Library Advisory Committee met on the above date with the following members present: Michael Sandler, Martha Lyle and Bill DuBois. Also present were the Library Director (Linda Hendrix) and Hunter Walker (County Administrator). Michael Sandler called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m.

Mike Sandler moved approval of the July 16, 2009 minutes.

Mr. Sandler welcomed Bill DuBois to the Library Advisory Committee and Mr. Walker gave a brief introduction and welcome. Mr. DuBois was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners on September 24, 2009.

Martha Lyle nominated Mike Sandler as Chairman of the Library Advisory Board. The motion was seconded by Bill DuBois and approved without objection. The Board decided to wait until the next meeting to nominate a Vice-Chairman.

Director’s Report

Linda Hendrix gave the Directors Report which was presented in a Power Point presentation (see attached.) Ms. Hendrix presented her plan for a change of library hours due to budget cuts. (See attached) Discussion was held regarding the hours of operation. Mr. Walker said that it would have been easier to cut the Saturday hours but noted that Ms. Hendrix’s plan offers the least amount of change. Ms. Lyle thought the plan looked good but wanted to know if employees will have any two day weekends. Ms. Hendrix responded that the plan will allow employees to have two normal weekends each month and said that staff volunteered the reduction in their hours so that Administrators would not have to decide which employees’ hours to cut. After further discussion a motion was made by Martha Lyle to present the plan to the Board of County Commissioners. The motion was seconded by Bill DuBois and approved without objection.

Linda Hendrix gave a moving tribute to the memory of Peggy Toifel, a member of the Library Advisory Committee, who died September 16, 2009.

Other Business

Mr. Walker recommended that the Board consider changing their quarterly meetings to accommodate the reporting deadlines for Ms. Hendrix. The members discussed and approved scheduling the quarterly meetings for the third Thursday of the second month of each quarter beginning in February 2010.

Next Meeting Date

The next meeting is scheduled for February 18, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.


There being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m.