January 10, 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

[draft minutes]

Call to Order: President Cole Buffington called the Jan. 10, 2019 meeting to order at 6:30pm.

Pledge of Allegiance: The pledge of allegiance was recited.

Roll Call: Trustees answering roll call: Cole Buffington, Theresa Samson, James Musson, Teresa Mejstrik.

Proof of Posting/Open Meetings Act Poster: The meeting was held in accordance with the Nebraska Open Meetings Law, with meeting notice posted in the post office, city hall, and the library bulletin board. Continuously updated copies of the agenda were maintained on the library’s bulletin board and the library’s website. President C. Buffington pointed out the Open Meetings Act poster on the wall of the meeting room.

Approval of Agenda: Motion to approve by T. Mejstrik, second by J. Musson. Yeas: C. Buffington, T. Samson, T. Mejstrik, J. Musson. Nays: None. Motion carried 4-0. There were no consent agenda items that required approval.

Recognition of Visitors: Gerri Nordell, secretary of Friends of the Library, was recognized.

Public Comment: President C. Buffington asked for public comment. None was given.

Approval of Prior Meeting’s Minutes: Motion to approve the minutes as presented was made by T. Mejstrik, second by J. Musson. Yeas: T. Mejstrik, J. Musson, C. Buffington, T. Samson. Nays: None. Motion Carried 4-0.


A. Board President: No official report.

B. Library Director: S. Voshell handed out a written document of the Librarian’s report, which she went over verbally and answered questions from the Board. Board members were reminded that to complete the re-certification, from the Trustee Academy, we need 15 hours before June. If each member commits to watching at least 3 videos, we will have enough to re-certify. S. Voshell will send links to board members so that this can be completed. She will also be researching in-person training opportunities for board members.

C. Friends of the Library: Gerri Nordell read the minutes from the last Friends meeting.

D. Foundation: No representatives were present, however; C. Buffington passed along the information that a $100.00 donation had been given to the Foundation from the Omaha Community Foundation.

Old Business: None.

New Business:

The 90 day appraisal of Librarian, S. Voshell was completed by the board with president C. Buffington taking the lead. T. Samson made the motion to accept the appraisal, seconded by J. Musson. Yeas: C. Buffington, T. Mejstrik, J. Musson, T. Samson. Nays: None. Motion carried 4-0. The completed employee evaluation form was signed and will be given to the city council.

Comments and Announcements by Board Members:

C. Buffington thanked the Friends of the Library representative for attending

Meeting Adjournment was announced by President C. Buffington at 7:12pm. Next meeting is March 14, 2019 at 6:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa Samson, secretary

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