May 13, 2021

Library Board discusses property improvements

At Monday’s Library Board meeting the board voted to renew their CD with American State Bank for another 12 months after some discussion about going to an 18 month contract with higher interest rates.

There is now a trash can in the sitting area out front of the library. The new receptacle cost around $350.

Financials were then discussed.

“After Aric [former OPL Director] put in the new furnace and such we saved, comparing year to year, we’ve saved about $1,000,” said Francis Acland, OPL Director. “Seventy-five percent of the year is completed and we’ve spent 75.8% of our budget.”

The library recently spent $500 on books to stock up for the Summer Reading Program that begins in June.

The meeting room, now open for public meetings again is going to get updated with new flooring, doors on the bookcases and a fresh coat of paint.

New storm windows will be installed on the OPL’s lower level for $500 plus installation.

The board voted to have Acland look into maintenance on a tree on the south side of the library and discuss the need to have it removed. The board also voted to have Acland look into the selling of a piece of the newly acquired property across the street. The property has a panhandle that juts behind 307 S. Fillmore St.

Tyra Audlehelm

I grew up in Osceola and live here still with my husband and son. I graduated with my Bachelor degree in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2017. I have work at the OST since January of 2018.