April 20, 2016

The Franklin Parish Library Board met in a regular meeting at Noon on April 20, 2016.  John Guice, Board President,  opened the meeting with Addie Bolton, Jeannette Thompson, Leslie Young and Bill Marionneaux present.  Ms Bolton led in prayer.  Jeannette Thompson moved that the minutes of the last meeting be approved as published.  Addie Bolton seconded the motion and all were in favor.  Library Director, Carolyn Flint, gave the statistical and financial reports.  Circulation was up slightly for the quarter.  Programs are well attended.  Computer usage was down because the Internet was down for nearly two weeks.  The financial picture is good.  Flint reported that State Revenue Sharing money will be reduced 4 per cent.  This amount will not have an impact on the library.  Leslie Young showed the members the new paint colors that have been chosen for the library.  Painting will begin soon.  John Guice gave a brief report on the new roof.  Carolyn Flint gave a report on sick leave policies that allow staff members to donate leave time to each other in the case of a catastrophic illness.  Many libraries in the state had shared their policies.  John Guice moved that the board adopt a policy based on the one shared by Vermillion Parish,  Dr. Marionneaux seconded the motion and all were in favor.  Carolyn Flint asked the Library Board to open a search for a new Library Director.

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Carolyn Flint, Library Director and Secretary to the Board of Control