Minutes of the Board of Trustees October 8, 2015
The Board of Trustees of the Working Men’s Institute met October 8, 2015 for the Budget Hearing.
President Fred Frayser called the meeting to order.
Those in attendance were Mr. Frayser, Nathan Maudlin, Dan Busler, Tom Cullum, Amanda Bryden,
Ryan Rokicki, Margaret Scherzinger, and Marcia Lange.
Advertising the 2016 Budget was on-line only. The Department of Local Government Finance
approved $215,095 for the WMI. There were no patron concerns. Adoption of the budget will occur
October 20, 2015, prior to the WMI Members Meeting.
After a short discussion on projected income and planned expenditures, Amanda Bryden moved to
adjourn the hearing. Tom Cullum seconded. Accepted.
Mr. Frayser then called the monthly board of Trustees meeting to order.
The Minutes of the September 10, 2015, meeting were presented. Mr. Busler moved to accept the
minutes with the corrected spelling of Ken Balczo’s name. Ms. Bryden seconded. Accepted.
Mr. Busler presented the Treasurer’s Report. Mr. Cullum moved to accept the report and hold
it for audit. Ms. Bryden seconded. Accepted.
In Old Business
Exterior Wall ~ Ken Balczo sent a written report following the oral report he made at the
September 10, 2015 Board meeting. Mr. Cullum will contact Darwin Barnes to bring him
into the conversation. Mr. Cullum moved to allow Ken Balczo to proceed with the drawing
for a permanent fix for the northeast exterior wall. The cost of the drawings will not exceed
$2,500, which will be paid in 2016. Ms. Bryden seconded. Accepted.
Mr. Rokicki and Marcia Lange shared e-mails received from Nathan and Jeanne Maudlin
on the their visit with Franco Prosperi in Italy. Mr. Prosperi was very appreciative of the postcards and the video Mr. and Mrs. Maudlin presented to him from the citizens of New Harmony and the Working Men’s Institute.
Indiana Library Foundation Conference ~ Mr. Frayser would like at least one trustee to
attend with Mr. Rokicki. The conference will be held November 17 and 18.
Mr. Frayser thanked Mr. Rokicki for his work to maintain the outdoor lights and to have
the electric outlets at those lights in working order.
The Board will meet on October 15, 2015 in executive session to discuss the new offer
for the transfer of the New School building to the WMI. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m.
Director’s Report ~ see attachment
Mr. Rokicki presented the claims. Discussion was held concerning the claim for Koester Construction.
Mr. Busler moved to accept the claims. Mr. Cullum seconded. Accepted.
The meeting was then adjourned.