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Library Board Minutes 9/12/22

Board Meeting minutes – 9/12/2022
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 10:03 am.
Chairman’s Comment: With regard to public statements, he stated: 1) there will be only one general public comment period on the agenda; 2) comments will be relevant to or within the authority of the Library Board; 3) public comment period during an action item will remain but are restricted to that item only; 4) private conversations between members of the public must be taken outside.
Member Roll Call: Present were John Shewalter, Dave Ochenreider, Brian Shoemake, Dee Mounts, Kameron Mitchell, Asst. Director Shanna Gibbons, and Children’s Director Alysha Wogee. Guests present were Liaison Leo Blundo and members of the public.
Trustee/Director/Liaison Comments: 
Leo Blundo – He liked the lighting. He thanked the presentation to the BOCC concerning the library. Good track record of the Board.
Mitchell – Stated he and the Director have a meeting in a couple weeks to discuss a survey to see what the public would like for the bookmobile service.
Mounts – She is waiting on the DA for an opinion concerning the reading program with dogs, which is planned to begin in the spring.
Ochenreider – Due to AC problems, he has asked staff to look into the issues.
Shoemake – lighting retrofit is in progress. The media room is finished and they are working their way across the library. Media room equipment is installed. Computer Network security project is on schedule.
Shewalter – One of the issues with the AC is that there is no local access, i.e. it is controlled by the contractor in Las Vegas. We’re looking into seeing if we can make some changes to access and control.
Approval of the Agenda: Item 7 (Emergency Items) and item 13 (General Public Comment) were stricken from the agenda. The agenda was approved as amended.
General Public Comment: 
Rich Bushart – urged everyone to use temperance in their actions.
Richard Proctor – gave his thanks to the Board for moving forward on the lighting.
Bob Edwards – restated some information he passed on last meeting concerning the difference between a Trustee and a Director and a letter from an architect concerning the lighting project. He also stated he felt the Board violated two NRS statutes. He provided a copy of a letter to the Pahrump Valley Times from CJ Stevens, an email to the Board concerning NRS violations in the bidding process from her, and his complete comments made today, which he asked to be included in the minutes of this meeting.
Approval of the Minutes: Shoemake made a motion to accept the minutes of the 8 August and 15 August 2022 Library Board of Trustees meetings. Ochenreider seconded the motion. The minutes were approved by a vote of 5 - 0.
Presentation Treasurer’s Report: Assistant Director Gibbons presented the treasurer’s report on expenditures and revenues for August 2022 as provided by Director Anderson.
Approval of Payment Vouchers: Shewalter made a motion to amend and approve the payment vouchers for the period of August 2022 to September 2022. The motion was seconded by Shoemake. The approval was made by a 5 - 0 vote and the vouchers were signed. The Capital Projects invoice from Industrial Light and Power was changed from $264,310 to $209,027.85.
Presentation Librarian’s Report: Shanna Gibbons read from Director Anderson’s report and can be found attached. It concerned 1) the “E-rate” form to receive reduced internet charges. A waiver letter, attached, was returned. 2) The payment to Nye County; 3) the Expenditure report was sent to the state; 4) VEA’s okay of the building electrical system; and 5) the new reference head started today.
She then reported on the August 2022 library activities, which included patron traffic, books checked out books returned, internet usage, story time, STEAM, website usage, and materials added. See attached report.
Item 12: Ochenreider moved to approve the hourly rate increase for Julie Butland from $16.83 per hour to $19.33 per hour. Shewalter seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 - 0. The raise is given due to her increased duties and responsibilities as a notary, which were not previously considered.
Trustee, Director, and Liaison Comments:
Blundo – Applauded the media room and the Board’s responsible expenditures to improve the library.
A discussion ensued concerning Mitchell’s attempt to inform the Board on a future agenda item. It was decided to ask for guidance from legal.
Shoemake – stated that these projects that are in progress and future ones are intended to make this library the best it can be. The funds we are using have not been used in the past.
Meeting adjourned at 10:50 am.

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