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October 27, 2021 at 5:30 PM - Meeting of the Board of Trustees

1. Truth-In-Taxation Hearing/ Call for Public Comment
2. Call to Order           5:30 p.m.
3. Roll Call
4. Pledge of Allegiance
4.A. Pledge of Allegiance: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all."
5. Our Mission:  The Oswego Public Library District exists to provide quality library service which will effectively meet the informational, educational, recreational needs of district residents of all ages, with a special emphasis on supplying popular materials, providing reference services and assisting students of all ages in meeting their educational needs.
6. Open Session:

The Board will now receive public comment concerning items on this agenda as well as communications and reports from citizens or representatives from other agencies.  Such comments should not include discussion of personnel matters, which should be brought directly to the attention of the Director.

This board meeting is a meeting held in the public.  It is not a meeting of the public.  It is the prerogative of the President of the Board to recognize members of the audience.  If you are recognized to address the Board, you are asked to stand, identify yourself, and to address the whole Board.  Your comments are limited to five minutes.

7. Approval of Minutes
7.A. Motion  Requested: Approval of Minutes for Regular Meeting September 22, 2021.
8. Correspondence
9. Financials 
9.A. Motion Requested: Approval of Fund Balance and Revenue and Expense Reports for September 2021.
10. Monthly A/P
10.A. Motion Requested:  Approval of October 2021 bills in the amount of $214,789.43.
11. Director's Report
11.A. Motion Requested: Approval of the Director's Report
12. Committee Reports
12.A. Finance
12.B. Personnel
12.C. Technology
12.D. Building and Grounds
12.E. Planning and Development
13. Unfinished Business
14. New Business
14.A. Levy
14.A.1. Motion to Approve Ordinance 22-2, Levy
14.B. An Ordinance providing for the issuance of approximately $3,725,000 General Obligation Refunding Library Bonds, Series 2021A, for the purpose of refunding certain outstanding bonds of the Library District, providing for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal and interest on said bonds, and authorizing the sale of said bonds to the purchaser therof.  
14.B.1. Motion to Approve Ordinance 22-3, Ordinance providing for the issuance of approximately $3,725,000 General Obligation Refunding Library Bonds, Series 2021A
14.C. Eagle Scout Project:  Astronomy Information at the Montgomery Campus 
14.C.1. Motion Requested:  Allow Evan Wille to create an Astronomy Eagle Scout Project to be placed on the grounds of the Montgomery Campus
14.D. Christmas Walk
14.D.1. Motion Requested:  Approval for the Village of Oswego to use the Oswego Campus for volunteer coordination and for the Parking Lot for Handicapped Parking or Volunteer Parking for the Christmas Walk from 2:30 pm.- 10:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3
14.E. Library Positions - Loss of 12 Employees from 3-1-2020/ Library Standards
14.E.1. Motion Requested:  Proceed with replacing 1 FT Librarian, 1 FT Circulation Clerk (from FT Asst. Circ. Manager), 1 FT PR/Marketing 
15. Closed Session - 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(1) Employment:  The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body
16. Closed Session - 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (5) Purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body
17. Letter of Engagement
17.A. Motion Requested:  Approval of Letter of Engagement for the Firm Mickey, Wilson, Weiler at $180 -$120 per hour
18. Upcoming Scheduled Meetings
18.A. Regular Meeting November 17, 2021, at 5:30 at the Oswego Campus, 32 W. Jefferson St, Oswego, IL  60543
19. Adjourn

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