Will Cox http://wkms.org en Madisonville Library Board Violates State Meetings Standard http://wkms.org/post/madisonville-library-board-violates-state-meetings-standard <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Hopkins </span>County-Madisonville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Library Board acknowledges that a recent policy decision violated the state Open Meetings law. The board recently voted at a special meeting to rescind their major-gifts policy which had required the transfer of donations in excess of $5,000 to the Library Foundation.</span></p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 18:04:47 +0000 Rob Canning 31653 at http://wkms.org Madisonville Library Board Violates State Meetings Standard Negotiations Continue On Madisonville-Hopkins County Library Construction http://wkms.org/post/negotiations-continue-madisonville-hopkins-county-library-construction <p></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:200%">The future of a new Madisonville-Hopkins County Library is still uncertain as negotiations continue between the Library Board and the Library Foundation. <span>The board’s working to renovate a building to move out of its current location in the Parkway Plaza Mall.</span> Last week the foundation sent a letter to the board saying it would not co-sign a bank loan for $250,000 unless certain conditions were met. One of those conditions asks for finance committee chair Bill Smith to step down from his position. The board responded to the foundation’s letter with a counteroffer, taking out the provision on Smith. Library Foundation attorney Will Cox said they will consider the new offer. He said the project is being mismanaged and lacks transparency. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:41:49 +0000 John Walker & Rob Canning 31080 at http://wkms.org Negotiations Continue On Madisonville-Hopkins County Library Construction