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 2020 are:
- Monday, January 27 (not third Monday)
- Monday, February 17
- Monday, March 16 – Canceled
- Monday, April 20 – Remote attendance only (see below)
- Monday, May 18 – Remote attendance only (see below)
- Monday, June 15 – Remote attendance only (see below)
- Monday, September 21 – Annual Meeting Remote attendance only (see below)
- Monday, October 19 – Remote attendance only (see below)
- Monday, November 16 – Remote attendance only (see below)
- Monday, December 21
Unapproved meeting minutes are posted in the Library within 8 business days. Approved minutes can be found here.
Remote Attendance Meetings
Reason for allowing participation by electronic means:As set forth in Executive Order 2020-75, “To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, protect the public health, and provide essential protections to vulnerable Michiganders, it is crucial that all Michiganders take steps to limit in-person contact. These critical mitigation measures include social distancing and limiting the number of people interacting at public gatherings.” This includes public meetings.
Procedure for public participation by electronic means:Under Executive Order 2020-75, in order for the library to allow electronic participation in the meeting, there must be full opportunity for both the general public and the members of the public body to both hear and be heard at appropriate times during the meeting: “A meeting of a public body held electronically must be conducted in a manner that permits two-way communication so that members of the public body can hear and be heard by other members of the public body and so that general public participants can hear members of the public body and can be heard by members of the public body and other participants during a public comment period.”The library will be utilizing the video/audio conferencing platform GoToMeeting. 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