Library Board & By-Laws
The DeWitt District Library is governed by a seven member appointed library board. Three members are appointed by the DeWitt Township, three by the City of DeWitt, and one by Watertown Township. The Library Board operates with one goal
in mind: to provide the best possible library service to the citizens of the community.
The Library Board by state statue is authorized to:
- Adopt bylaws and rules for the board’s governance;
- Maintain control over the building and grounds of the library;
- Control the expenditure of all funds credited to the library fund;
- Appoint, supervise, evaluate, discipline or remove a director;
- Approve an annual library budget; and
- Adopt policies, rules and regulations regarding use of the library.
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. Boards also have the responsibility to see that adequate funding is provided. Sometimes boards act in a quasi-judicial capacity when they have to resolve differences of opinion, such as personnel disputes and complaints from citizens.
The Michigan Constitution grants public library boards the authority and responsibility to adopt regulations, or policies, for the public’s use of libraries.
If you have questions concerning any of these policies please contact the library director at 517-669-3156 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library board meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the DeWitt District Library's Woodruff Historical Room, unless posted otherwise. All members of the public are encouraged to attend.
Brian Byars President Paul Perpich Vice President Emily Fenneuff Treasurer Bill Fullmer Secretary Lysne Tait Trustee Wayne Summers Trustee Matt Boeve Trustee
All meetings are held at 5:00 p.m. in the DeWitt District Library's Woodruff Annex, Suite 3, Schavey Road Plaza in DeWitt, unless otherwise stated.
Special meetings will be posted at least 48 hours in advance in the library and on this page.
Individuals with disabilities needing special accommodations to fully participate in the meeting may contact the library Director to request the necessary assistance. This request must be made two (2) days in advance of the meeting.
If you are interested in Library Board Minutes for the years preceding 2014, please contact the library at 517-669-3156.
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