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:

Jennifer Earl, Bob Ellis, Lyn Hewitt, Tony Kandt, Susan Pominville, 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 Michigan Open Meetings Act, being Act 267 of the Public Acts of Michigan, 1976, as amended on the following days, at which meetings shall convene at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

January 9, 2024
February 13, 2024
March 12, 2024
April 9, 2024
May 14, 2024
June 11, 2024 (Public Hearing for Review of the Proposed 2024-25 Budget starts at 6:45 pm)
July 9, 2024
August 13, 2024
September 10, 2024
October 8, 2024
November 12, 2024
December 10, 2024

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.

Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 4:00 pm, Howell Carnegie District Library, 314 W. Grand River, Howell, Michigan 48843

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 Michigan Open Meetings Act, being Act 267 of the Public Acts of Michigan, 1976, as amended.

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