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Board of Trustees

Arwen Bicknell - President


Patty Jordan - Secretary

Marcia Berg - Treasurer

Mary Rund - Trustee

Laura Seitz - Trustee

Tiffany Sloan - Trustee


Board agenda

September 18, 2023


  1. Call to order

  2. Public comments

  3. Read and approve previous minutes and secretary’s report

  4. Review and approve financials and treasurer’s report

  5. Librarian report

  6. Policy review committee

  7. President’s report

    • Reminder to please donate baked goods next week.

  8. Unfinished business​​

    • Laptop purchase

    • Little’s input about separate accounts for each funding stream

  9. New business 

    • Ordinance 23-04, Levy

    • Truth in Taxation

    • Discussion of investment/endowment (Tiffy)

    • ​Begin librarian performance and salary review process
      • Review evaluation form and make changes.

      • Librarian will complete self-review before the next board meeting.

      • Board will review/discuss/approve in closed session at October 16 meeting.

      • Board will deliver librarian review and codify at November 13 meeting.

  10. Adjourn

Board minutes

July 17, 2023

ATTENDANCE: Marcia Berg, Patty Jordan, Laura Seitz, Hubert Linn, Mary Rund, Arwen Bicknell, and librarian (Fran Lower).  Absent: Tiffy Sloan

  • Meeting called to order by Arwen.

  • There were no public comments.

  • Minutes from the June meeting were read for any additions or corrections.

  • Financial reports were reviewed for approval.

  • Librarian advised that roof shingle repairs were completed last weekend.

  • Librarian provided review of how PLAW would be tracked (Little Accounting).

  • Policy review committee explained the material reconsideration policy. The annual performance and salary review for head librarian will be on the agenda for the August meeting.

  • The president reported that the July 4 (face painting and cotton candy sales) outreach went well.


  • After much debate it was agreed to pursue a prepaid debit card for online purchases. The head librarian, Arwen Bicknell, Laura Seitz, and Marcia Berg are designated as authorized users.

  • A new Amazon account has been created using the gmail address for the treasurer. Online payments are now made for Ameren utilities and GFL disposal services.


  • A motion was made by Patty with a second by Mary to adopt Ordinance 23-02: Creation and Maintenance of Building Fund. Five aye votes in approval.

  • Copies of Budget Ordinance 23-03 were distributed for review in advance of the August meeting when Attorney Ed Flynn will be present to explain and answer questions before adoption by the trustees.

  • A motion was made by Patty with a second by Maria for meeting adjournment.


Upcoming meetings

Be it ordained that the regular meeting of the Moweaqua Public Library District Board of Trustees shall be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Moweaqua Public Library, 600 N. Putnam Street, Moweaqua, Illinois, on the following dates:

July 17, 2023

August 21, 2023

September 18, 2023

October 16, 2023

November 13, 2023


January 8, 2024

February 19, 2024

March 18, 2024

April 15, 2024

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