The Howell Carnegie District Library is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees appointed for staggered four year terms by the Howell School Board and the Howell City Council. Board meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the library’s Conference Room, unless otherwise noted.

Current Board members are:

Bob Ellis, Lyn Hewitt, Tony Kandt, Susan Pominville, Rick Scofield, Maria Stuart and Kathryn Tuck

Meeting Policies

Board meetings are held for the purpose of conducting the business of the Howell Carnegie District Library (HCDL).  They are meetings of the board held in public and not public hearings.  The board desires to hear the viewpoints of citizens and shall schedule times at all meetings for them to be heard. Because the purpose of the Board meetings is to conduct the business of the library, individuals should not expect to engage in discussion with members of the Board of Trustees. The Board President may or may not respond to statements made by the public. If the board wishes to take up discussion, the item will be put on the board agenda at a future meeting. The HCDL will provide necessary and reasonable auxiliary aids/services for board meetings if someone requests such aids or services seven business days prior to the meeting.

Regular and adjourned regular meetings:

The board shall convene for the purpose of holding meetings at the HCDL, 314 West Grand River, Howell, Michigan provided proper notice is given to the public pursuant to the Open Meeting Act, 176 PA 267, as amended on the following days, at which meetings shall convene at 7:00 pm.

January 12, 2021
February 9, 2021
March 9, 2021
April 13, 2021
May 11, 2021
June 8, 2021
July 13, 2021
August 10, 2021
September 14, 2021
October 12, 2021
November 9, 2021
December 14, 2021

All above listed meetings shall be considered regular meetings of the HCDL.  Any other meetings not listed above shall be special meetings or adjourned sessions of the regular meetings, depending upon the means and methods used in calling said meetings.  Unless the board otherwise provides the motion to “adjourn” any meeting of this board, whether special or regular, shall mean to adjourn to the next succeeding regular meeting on the list above cited.

The board shall convene for the purpose of holding special meetings upon request of the president (or vice president in the president’s absence.)  Such special meetings shall be posted at least 18 hours before convening stating the date, time, and place and purpose of meeting.  Only that business stated in the posted notice may be addressed at the meeting.

Any regular or adjourned meetings of the board which fall on a legal holiday, shall automatically be set to the next working day following that is not a legal holiday at the same time and place indicated for the original meeting.

The administrative staff shall perform all posting functions required by the Open Meetings Act, 1976 PA 267.

Quorum ‑ Four members of the Board shall constitute a quorum.  A majority vote of those present shall be necessary for the transaction of any and all business or the passage of any resolution.

  • Call to order/Approval of agenda
  • Attendance
  • Consent Agenda
  • Announcements & comments from the public
  • In‑service training topic
  • President’s report
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Committee reports
  • Librarian’s report
  • Action Items
    • Old business
    • New business
  • Discussion Items
  • Comments & Concerns of Board Members
  • Adjourn

Robert’s Rules of Order Modified Procedure shall be used as a guideline for board conduct:

  • Motions must be processed in a priority order
  • Motions must be seconded
  • Votes taken by voice, standing or ballot
  • Members are not required to obtain the floor and can make motions or speak while seated.
  • The Presiding Officer need not stand
  • The Presiding Officer can speak in discussion
  • The Presiding Officer will vote on all

Public comments shall be limited to no more than three minutes per individual and at the times designated in the agenda, except where extended privileges are granted by the president.  Any individual desiring to speak shall give his/her name, address and group represented, if any.

APR REV 4/9/02

APR REV 5/12/09


Approved Board Minutes