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

Hamburg Township Library Board of Trustees
December 20, 2011

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


  1. A motion to accept the agenda as presented was made by Campbell.  Seconded by Hocking.  Motion carried.
  2. A motion to approve the November 15, 2011 minutes as written was made by Farrell.  Seconded by McIntyre.  Motion carried.


Call to the Public

  1. None present.



  1. A motion to accept the financial report for November 2011 was made by Hocking.  Seconded by McIntyre.  Motion Carried.
  2. A motion to accept Library Voucher # 501 in the amount of $41,117.08 was made by Farrell.  Seconded by McIntyre.  Motion carried.

Librarian’s Report

  1. Hentz reported the food drive netted 259 pounds of donated food.  Final report not received for Toys for Tots collection.
  2. Winter newsletter is at the printer.  Will be mailed December 27th after Christmas mail rush.
  3. Mark Hogrebe was hired as the new Fire Chief.
  4. Patron donations totaled $550.00. Faxing for the calendar year has totaled $745.00.
  5. Library purchased a steam cleaner with patron donations.




Old Business

  1. Erate paperwork has been filed; bids are not available until December 28th.  Hentz and Weber will follow up on the process after the new year.
  2. Weber processed three checks successfully through Positive Pay.


New Business

  1. Strandt developed a new library website.
  2. Board members were favorable to Hentz’s staff in-service day proposal of “Personal Defense Connection”.  Date to be determined.

Relevant Board Issues

  1. Holly distributed 2012 election information packets to board members.  Deadline for signatures is May 15, 2012.  Campbell will not be running again.
  2. McIntyre mentioned that staff names are not easily determined.  Board suggested bolder name tags that list only first names.  Hentz will follow up on this after the holidays.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by McIntyre.  Seconded by Farrell.  Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 7:41pm.


Next meeting will be January 17, 2012 at 7:00pm.