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Packet for the January 2021 BDL Board Meeting

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Benjamin Jewell, President, Coldwater
Thomas Lowande, Vice President, Union Twp.
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

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Conducted Virtually on Zoom/YouTube due to the Coronavirus
Monday, January 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. Election of Officers
  5. Updating Bank Signatures
  6. BDL Committee Assignments
    2020 Committee Assignments Were:
    Building Committee: Benjamin Jewell, Kimberly Langworthy, Thomas Lowande
    Finance Committee: Susan Brooks, Kimberly Langworthy, Karen Smith
    Personnel Committee: Benjamin Jewell, Thomas Lowande, Martha Watson
    Public Services Committee: Susan Brooks: Thomas Lowande, Sue Smith
  7. Trustee Per Diem Options
  8. Time for Public Comments
    This is a time for participation from the public. Those wishing to speak should indicate their desire to do so by pressing the "Raise Hand" button in Zoom, or dialing *9 on their telephone keypad. Speakers must identify themselves for the record, and there will be a time limit of five minutes per speaker. Some questions may require research, in which case no answer may be available at this time.
  9. 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: December 21, 2020
    2. Bills: Not available until after the audit
    3. Financial Statements: Not available until after the audit
    4. Branch County Penal Fine Report: December 2020
    5. Management Reports: January 15, 2021
    6. Branch Reports: January 15, 2021
    7. Monthly Statistical Report: Not available until after the audit
    8. Publicity and Comments: January 15, 2021

      END OF CONSENT AGENDA
  10. Approval of the Agenda
  11. Personnel Committee - Draft COVID-19 Paid Leave Policy
  12. Student Prints During COVID-19
  13. Coldwater DDA Request
  14. Bronson Repairs Update
  15. COVID Update
  16. Announcements
    The next scheduled meeting of the Branch District Library Board of Trustees will be held Monday, February 15, 2021, at 5:30 pm, either virtually or in person as the situation allows, and notices will be posted in advance. If virtual, connection details will be posted on the library website.
  17. Additional Public Comments
    This is a time for participation from the public. Those wishing to speak should indicate their desire to do so by pressing the "Raise Hand" button in Zoom, or dialing *9 on their telephone keypad. Speakers must identify themselves for the record, and there will be a time limit of five minutes per speaker. Some questions may require research, in which case no answer may be available at this time.
  18. 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 following:

Branch District Library, 10 E. Chicago St., Coldwater, MI 49036
(517) 278-2341
info@BranchDistrictLibrary.org