About the Board
The Redford Township District Library is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees that serve four-year terms. Five Trustees are appointed by Redford Township. The Redford Union Schools and the South Redford Schools each appoint one Library Trustee.
The Library Board acts as the public trustee of the Library. The community entrusts the Library’s welfare to the Board and expects the Board to keep the library running correctly. The Board also has the responsibility to see that adequate funding is provided.
The Library Board is authorized to:
- Adopt bylaws and rules for the Board’s governance
- Maintain control over the Library building and grounds
- Control the expenditure of all Library funds
- Appoint and supervise a Library Director
- Approve an annual budget
- Adopt policies, rules, and regulations regarding use of the Library.
Current Board Members
Pictured in order: Fred Inman (President), Elizabeth Lepak (Vice Presicent), David Wirth (Treasurer), Jann Dagg (Secretary), Sue Pevovar (Trustee), Felicia Thomas (Trustee), Betsy McRae (not pictured).
Library Board meetings are generally held in the Library Meeting Room on the third Monday of each month, September through June, at 4:30 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Meeting dates for 2021 are:
- Monday, January 25 – Remote attendance only (see below)
- Monday, February 15 – Remote attendance only (see below)
- Monday, March 15 – Remote attendance only (see below)
- Monday, April 19 – Remote attendance only (see below)
- Monday, May 17 – Remote attendance only (see below)
- Monday, June 21 – Remote attendance only (see below)
- Monday, September 20 – Annual Meeting
- Monday, October 18
- Monday, November 15
- Monday, December 20
Unapproved meeting minutes are posted in the Library within 8 business days. Approved minutes can be found here.
Remote Attendance Meetings
Currently all library board meetings are being conducted virtually. Pursuant to the Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253, the Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has by way of emergency order concluded that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to constitute an epidemic in Michigan, and that it is necessary to establish procedures to be followed during the epidemic to ensure the public health, all public meetings for the Redford Township District Library Board will be conducted via remote participation. All members of the public will be permitted to participate during the public comment and public hearing portions of the meeting. The Board meetings will again be held in the Library when all the relevant restrictions for usage of our facilities are lifted.
Procedure for public participation by electronic means:The library will be utilizing the video/audio conferencing platform Zoom. Members of the public body will be able to hear and speak to each other for the entire meeting, whether participating at the library or elsewhere. Except for any closed session portions of the meeting, members of the public will be able to hear (and possibly see) members of the public body during the entire meeting but will only be able to speak during a public comment period.
In order to connect to the meeting electronically via online via computer, tablet, or smartphone: Use this link
Alternatively you may call +1 (312) 626-6799 with Meeting ID: 81990271413
Access code for either connection is: 446007