Hamburg Township Library
10411 Merrill Rd.    P.O.  Box 247
Hamburg, MI  48139


Hamburg Township Library Board of Trustees
April 17, 2012

Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm in the library meeting room.
Members present: Stella Campbell, Sally Crouch, Michaelene Farrell, Richelle Hocking and Duncan McIntyre.
Absent: Peg Eibler
Also present: Holly Hentz, Christine Weber.


1)  A motion to approve the agenda as presented was made by McIntyre.  Seconded by Hocking.  Motion carried.

2)  A motion to approve the March 20, 2012 minutes was made by Farrell.  Seconded by Campbell.  Motion carried.

Call to the Public

  1. Jessica Sutherland was introduced as observing the meeting for her government class.


  1. A motion to accept the Financial Report as presented for March 2012 was made Campbell. Seconded by McIntyre.  Motion carried
  1. A motion to accept the Library Voucher #505 in the amount of $48,258.57 was made by Farrell.   Seconded by Campbell. Motion carried.


Librarian’s Report

  1. Hentz attended the 2012 Director’s Summit, “Leading Across Boundaries” which talked about partnering with other entities for resource sharing, and the importance of providing leadership during this time of change.
  2. The State has proposed a budgeted increase in funding for the Michigan eLibrary and state aid to libraries. The MLA is active in the campaign:  Replace, Don’t Erase (the Personal Property Tax).  Library book sale generated over $550.00.
  3. Library computers being updated with correct parts at no expense to library.
  4. Geek the Library sign installed at M-36 and Merrill Rd. Hamburg Library will join Pinckney Library in the Pinckney Memorial Day parade.
  5. Township Parks & Rec will have a strategic planning meeting on 4/19 at 7:00pm. Eibler’s input was to focus on the tax payers having first choice of facilities before renting to non-residents.



1) None.

Old Business

  1. Library has purchased almost 200 e-books to start the collection.  On-site training will be provided.  Anticipate two months before service is ready for the public.
  2. Fundraising tote bags arrived.  Will sell for $5 each.  Profit of about $2.43 per bag.
  3. After thorough discussion, a motion to accept the proposed 2012-2013 budget was made by McIntyre. Seconded by Farrell.  Motion carried.
  4. A motion to accept Alan’s Asphalt Maintenance bid for parking lot seal, crack-filling and re-striping for $2060.00 with work to be completed over Memorial Day weekend (weather permitting) was made by McIntyre.  Seconded by Farrell.  Motion carried.


New Business

  1. Staff longevity recognition certificates given to Marilyn Grinnell, 15 years and Christine Weber, 14 years.
  2. Summer Reading Program kick-off is June 8. Volunteers needed.

Relevant Board Issues: 

  1. Quality services check list placed on May agenda.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Campbell.  Seconded by McIntyre.   Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 7:38pm.


Next meeting will be May 15, 2012 at 7:00pm.