Edgar County Watchdogs: Orland Park Public Library tips workers using public funds
According to credit card authorization forms produced pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Orland Park Public Library (OPPL) Director Mary Weimar recently used public library funds to buy “treats” for Village of Orland Park public workers who plowed snow in the Library’s parking lot in February. This raises an interesting question regarding the use of public funds by one public body to essentially “tip” public employees working for another related public body. Is this spending on “treats” a benefit to the public in any way? Does this constitute “tipping” of public employees by other public employees using public funds?