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Board of Trustees

A G E N D A
OAK LAWN PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Regular Meeting – Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 6:45 p.m.


  1. Call to Order and Roll Call
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Welcome to Visitors
  4. Communications/Citizen/Staff Comments
    CONSENT ITEMS (Items 5-11): All items on the Consent Agenda are routine or have been brought forward at the direction of the Board of Trustees and will be enacted in one motion. If discussion is desired on any item, the item in question will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately under New Business.
  5. Approval of Minutes
    A. Special Meeting, December 1, 2020
    B. Special Meeting, December 2, 2020
    C. Special Meeting, December 9, 2020
    D. Regular Meeting, December 15, 2020
  6. Bills and Invoices
    A. Library Materials Check Numbers 31855-31870…..$34,063.18
    B. General Check Numbers 31871-31895…..$25,664.50
    C. Manual Check Numbers 7932-7940……..$44,396.47
    D. Report of voided Checks
  7. Report of the Director ---- Personnel Changes
  8. Oak Lawn Public Library Friends Report
  9. Peer Jury Report
  10. Oak Lawn Community Library Foundation
  11. Policies up for Review in January:
    A. New Trustee Orientation Policy
    B. Public Participation and Comment at Board Meeting Policy
    C. Travel Expense Reimbursement Policy
    D. Volunteers Policy
    E. Harassment Policy
    F. Distribution of Policy Book

    END OF CONSENT AGENDA
  12. Financial Reports
    A. Budget Fund Reports
    (i) General Fund
    (ii) Building Fund
    (iii) Working Cash Fund
    B. Report of Cash Balances
  13. Report of the Director
    A. Narrative Report
    B. Statistical Report
  14. Old Business
    A. Village and Community Report
    B. Working Group Report
  15. New Business
    A. Approve Calendar of Policy Review
    B. Approve 2021 Per Capita Grant Application
    C. Approve Illinois State Library Annual Certification-move to February
    D. Approve Transfer of Funds - Working Cash Fund to General Fund – Res. #21-1
    E. Discuss UV Filters for HVAC System
    F. Schedule Meeting for Health Insurance Working Group
  16. Executive Session – Review of Executive Minutes (5 ILCS 120/2) exception #21)
    A. (5 ILCS 120/2) Open Meetings Act. ILCS (c) Exceptions. A public body may hold closed meetings to consider the following subjects: (1) The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body. (2) Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. (11) Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting.
  17. Adjournment


MEET THE BOARD

  • Sue Whisson, President (seated, left)
  • Pat O'Donnell, Vice-President (standing, far left)
  • Suzanne Marzano, Secretary (not pictured)
  • Joe Skibinski, Financial Secretary (standing, far right)
  • Joan Buschbach, Trustee (seated, right)
  • Sean Kelly, Trustee (standing, second to left)
  • Roseann Spoto, Trustee (standing, second to right)

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Oak Lawn voters elect trustees for six-year terms. The Board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:45pm in the Oak Lawn Rotary Room (lower level); the public is always welcome.
The Board of Trustees of the Oak Lawn Public Library is responsible for governance and overseeing the provision of Library services to meet the needs of the Oak Lawn community.
To this end, the Board shall:

  1. Determine Library policies
  2. Employ a capable Library director
  3. Secure adequate funds for Library operations
  4. Approve expenditure of Library funds
  5. Provide and maintain adequate facilities
  6. Ensure a representative selection of Library materials
  7. Promote use of the Library within the community

2021 BOARD MEETING DATES

Meetings are held at 6:45 pm on the third Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
To view AGENDAs or MINUTES, please click on the link next to the dates below:

  • Tuesday, January 19 AGENDA
  • Tuesday, February 16
  • Tuesday, March 16
  • Tuesday, April 20
  • Tuesday, May 18
  • Tuesday, June 15
  • Tuesday, July 20
  • Tuesday, August 17
  • Tuesday, September 21
  • Tuesday, October 19
  • Tuesday, November 16
  • Tuesday, December 21

2020 BOARD MEETING DATES

Meetings are held at 6:45 pm on the third Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
To view AGENDAs or MINUTES, please click on the link next to the dates below:

Created by Erin Foley on Jun 3rd, 2017 @ 12:26 PM.
Updated on Jan 15th, 2021 @ 8:55 AM.