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


 Board of Trustees Meeting
July 21, 2015 @ 7:00pm

Meeting called to order at 7:00pm in the library meeting room.
Members present: Andy Byerly, Sally Crouch, Peg Eibler, Michaelene Farrell, and Richelle Hocking.
Absent: Jim Katakowski.

Also present: Holly Hentz and Christine Weber

Call to order
Eibler called the meeting to order at 7pm.  Weber introduced the guests from PNC Bank: Mr. Jonathan Pettway, Mr. John McCurdy and Ms. Judith Robinson

Approval of

  1. A motion to approve the agenda as presented was made by Byerly.  Seconded by Hocking. Motion carried.
  2. A motion to approve the minutes from June 23, 2015 meeting as presented was made by Hocking.  Seconded by Crouch.  Motion carried.

New Business

  1. The PNC Bank representatives explained the possible cost for PNC credit card service. They explained the two options: full purchase of equipment for a cost of $1,249 or leasing the equipment for four years at a cost of $929.28 per year.  Motion by Byerly to have Weber investigate the possibility of a two year lease and for Hentz to develop a credit card use policy.  Seconded by Crouch.  Motion carried.
  2. A motion to have two unpaid holidays, Saturday 12/26 and Saturday 1/2 was made by Byerly.  Seconded by Crouch.  Motion carried.
  3. The Livingston County Trustees and Directors meeting is set for Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 6pm at the Howell Library.


  1. A motion to move $81,025.77 into the Building Facilities Development/Major Repairs fund was made by Crouch. Seconded by Hocking.  Motion carried.
  2.   A motion to accept Library Voucher #544 in the amount of $69,574.98 was made by Farrell.     Seconded by Hocking.  Motion carried.

 Librarian’s Report

  1. The monthly people counter indicates average of 217 patrons per day.
  2. June E-book circulation was 157 and Zinio stats was 38 issues.
  3. Number of new patrons in May was 113 and the number of item check-outs was 9,009.
  4. Homebound Connection update: 3 new patrons living in a group home.
  5. Butterfly garden planted by the Boland family.  Located on west side of building.


  1. None.


Relevant Board Issues

  1. Betty Wilson’s memorial plaque has been placed between the two hydrangea trees planted in her memory.


     A motion to adjourn was made by Crouch.  Seconded by Byerly.   Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 8:27pm.


Next meeting will be August 18, 2015  at 7:00pm.