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January 26, 2022 at 5:30 PM - Meeting of the Board of Trustees

1. Call to Order           5:30 p.m.
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
3.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."
4. 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.
5. 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.

6. Closed Session - 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(1) Employment:  The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.
7. Presentation:  Jill Scott, Communications Manager
8. Approval of Minutes
8.A. Motion  Requested: Approval of Minutes for Regular Meeting November 17, 2021
9. Correspondence
10. Financials 
10.A. Motion Requested: Approval of Fund Balance and Revenue and Expense Reports
11. Monthly A/P
11.A. Motion Requested:  Approval of December 2021 bills in the amount of $199,322.67 and January 2022 bills in the amount of $185,773.34.
12. Director's Report
12.A. Motion Requested: Approval of the Director's Report
13. Committee Reports
13.A. Finance
13.B. Personnel
13.C. Technology
13.D. Building and Grounds
13.E. Planning and Development
14. Unfinished Business
14.A. Eagle Scout Project- Star Charts
Description:  Evan Wille, an Eagle Scout, sent proposed locations and drawings of his eagle scout project, which is to have a star chart for each season on display outside  the Montgomery Campus.
14.B. Memorials for Staff Members 
Description:  Staff would like to have benches made out of recycled plastic as memorials for staff members who have passed away.  These benches would be etched with a memorial for that staff member.  The recycled plastic is guaranteed not to fade or degrade for at least 50 years.
15. New Business
15.A. Per Capita Grant 2022
15.B. Monies Saved by Library Users in 2021
Description:  Oswego Public Library District users saved a total of $6,739,431 by using their library instead of purchasing items themselves.
15.C. Resolution NO. 20220126:  A Resolution Authorizing the Establishment of a Land Trust
15.D. Board Walk-Through - Montgomery Campus
16. Closed Session - 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(5) Purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body.
17. Upcoming Scheduled Meetings
17.A. Regular Meeting February 24, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at the Oswego Campus, 32 W. Jefferson, Oswego IL  60543
18. Adjourn

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