Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, January 12, 2021 

  • Meeting of the : Library Board of Trustees
  • Related Year: 2021
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    I. Call to Order

    II. Approval of Minutes

    III. EPL Reports 


    B. Financials

    IV. Old Business 

    ALimited Reopening

    B. Budget Update

    C. Letters of Support

    V. New Business 

    No new business. 

    VI. Announcements  

    VII. Next Meeting Date

    VIII. Adjournment


    ELKINS PUBLIC LIBRARY Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes 

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 


    I. The meeting was called to order at 5:00 pm by Board President Eve Owens. Also present were members Kathie Battenfield, Jacque Faubus, David Harrelson, MaryTo Smith, and Paulette Tate and City Council Member Matt Francis. Due to COVID-19, this meeting was conducted on Zoom. 

    II. Approval of Minutes: The Minutes from the meetings on November 13, 2020 and December 12, 2020 were approved unanimously following a motion to approve by Kathie Batterfield and a second by David Harrelson; 

    III. EPL Reports 

    AStatistics: The Library is getting ready to resume Story Time. Circulation increased a little. 

    B. Financials; The numbers for 2020 will be very close. Up to this point, 94% of the budgeted amount has been expended. All new year contracts have been prepaid, except Rid-a-Pest. It would not go through. 

    IV. Old Business 

    ALimited Reopening: For now, we will be continuing with the curbside service only. 

    B. Budget Update: Gayla sent out the budget with updated numbers. Payment adjustment on the mortgage has been done and sent to the lawyer. The payment will go from $1,879 to $1,050 per month.

    C. Letters of Support: We have letters of support from the Library System, small business group, and individuals. 

    V. New Business 

    No new business. 

    VI. Announcements  

    We have a $3,000 grant approval which will be part of Abby’s salary,

    Eve will try to start up the Library Newsletter again.

    VII. Next Meeting Date: The next meeting will be February 9, 2021 at 5 pm 

    VIII. Adjournment: Motion to adjourn by Marylo Smith at 5:55 pm, seconded by David Harrelson, approved unanimously. 

    Note: Meeting minutes are posted after approval at following Library Board of Trustees meeting.