1024RE: [IAM_ListServ] Museum Treasurers
- Aug 2 1:59 PMCarole
Is your museum a city department or do you have some sort of operating agreement with your city?
Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny
1s151 Winfield Rd.
Wheaton IL 60189
From: IAM_ListServ@yahoogroups.com on behalf of carol biester
Sent: Mon 8/2/2010 3:00 PM
Subject: [IAM_ListServ] Museum Treasurers
I have a question for you. Do your museum boards have treasurers and do they do
the budget, banking and bill payments for the museum?
About four years ago, our treasurer was not supplying our board with reports.
The mayor of our city, in order to punish her, took all the checkbooks away from
our board, the library board, park board and the community building. The city
clerk now handles all our money. We have to deliver bills, receipts and bank
deposits to her.
The library board got their checkbooks back two years ago after appealing to the
library association. The old treasurer from the museum board is now gone and
the commission is in agreement that since we raise the money for the museum, we
should be allowed to pay the bills. Running to City hall is a pain, and their
bookkeeping is not that great. We try to keep a running record of our
expenses but sometimes someone will present a bill to city hall and we don't
know if it is legitimate or what our balance is.
The mayor said that the auditor suggested taking over all the checkbooks. I
think it is becuse he doesn't want to have to bother coming to our facility to
Also, we are now concerned because our city is operating in the red and consider
us as part of their revenue. We sure don't want them using our hard earned
dollars to pay their bills. We have a huge project going on refurbishing the
limestone on the outside of our two story building and really need every nickle.
Any ideas out there on how to get our checkbook out of their hands? The
commission had control of it since it began in 1973.
Amboy Depot Commission
Amboy Depot Museum
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