Trustees discussed the method and purpose of the audit, which was a campaign promise by some of the newly elected board members.
Trustees for the Morton Grove Public Library Board voted 5-1 to move forward audit research at the monthly board meeting June 9, as the Morton Grove Champion reported. Library Director Ben Schapiro was directed by the board to research possible firms to conduct the audit, which was a campaign issue in the April 5 library board elections. “There is a cloud hanging over the library, started by you guys,” said Trustee Daniel Hoffman, according to reporter Cathryn Gran. You can read the full story here.
An auditor spoke to the issue of a forensic audit at Thursday's board meeting.
Five new members were sworn into the board of the Morton Grove Public Library Thursday night after a spring election that swept in four of them. The fifth, Christa Quinn, was appointed at the April board meeting over the public objection of the four trustees-elect, who ran under the party name B-PAC, an acronym of the last names of Paul Berg, Catherine Peters, Mark Albers and David Calimag. The group ran on a platform of lower taxes and the retention of the current library building, and seemed to raise the specter of financial mismanagement with the promise of a five-year “forensic audit” of the library. Such an audit would probably cost in the neighborhood of $50,000, the trustees learned from Dan Berg, an auditor who annually charges …