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Packet for the October 2021 BDL Board Meeting

BDL Logo Benjamin Jewell, President, Coldwater
Martha Watson, Secretary, City of Coldwater
Susan Brooks, Trustee, County-at-Large
Kimberly Langworthy, Trustee, County-at-Large
Karen Smith, Trustee, Bronson
Susan Smith, Trustee, Quincy
[Vacant] , Trustee, Union Twp.

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Coldwater Branch Library, 10 E. Chicago St., Coldwater MI 49036
Conducted as a Hybrid Meeting In-Person & via Zoom/YouTube due to the Coronavirus
Monday, October 18, 2021, 5:30 PM

In an effort designed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Branch District Library Board of Trustees is holding this meeting via an online livestream, as permitted by the Michigan Open Meetings Act, PA 228 of 2020. Connection details are below, or see our Online Meeting Guide for help.

Members of the public wishing to participate in the meeting have the following options:

  • If you wish only to observe and listen:
  • If you wish to give public comment:
  • During the public comment periods, those indicating they wish to speak will be recognized. Individuals making public comments should state their name and where they live before their comment. The time limit for any individual's public comments will be 5 minutes.

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call / Attendance
    All trustees attending virtually must state their physical location for the record.
  4. Time for Public Comments
    This is a time for participation from the public. Those wishing to speak should indicate their desire to do so now and identify themselves for the record. Some questions may require research, in which case no answer may be available at this time.
  5. Consent Agenda (Items A-H)
    Items listed in the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine matters or items not needing further discussion. Board members should indicate now if they would like any items moved from the Consent Agenda for discussion. Approval of these items will be enacted in one motion.
    1. BDL Regular Board Meeting Minutes: September 20, 2021
    2. Bills: September 2021
    3. Financial Statements: September 2021
    4. Branch County Penal Fine Report: August 2021
    5. Management Reports: October 14, 2021
    6. Branch Reports: October 14, 2021
    7. Monthly Statistical Report: September 2021
    8. Publicity and Comments: October 14, 2021

      END OF CONSENT AGENDA
  6. Approval of the Agenda
  7. Selection of New Vice President
  8. Finance Committee Recommendation
  9. Budget Hearing: First Reading of the 2022 Operating and Special Revenues Budgets
  10. Annual Donation Letter
  11. COVID-19 Update
  12. Announcements
    The next scheduled meeting of the Branch District Library Board of Trustees will be held Monday, November 15, 2021, at 5:30 pm, at the Coldwater Branch Library. If it is to be held virtually or as a hybrid due to COVID-19, additional announcements will be made prior to the meeting.
  13. Additional Public Comments
    This is a time for participation from the public. Those wishing to speak should indicate their desire to do so now and identify themselves for the record. Some questions may require research, in which case no answer may be available at this time.
  14. Adjournment

The Branch District Library will provide necessary and reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon one week’s notice to the Branch District Library by writing or calling the BDL Administrative offices.