Public Comments at Board of Trustees and Committee Meetings
POLICY FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS AT BOARD OF TRUSTEE AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS
In order to hear everyone’s comments and for the Library Board of Trustees to accomplish its business, the Library Board of Trustees follows the following public comments policy.
Meetings of Henderson Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees are public meetings, which means, the meetings may be observed by the public. Board meetings are not open meetings, however, which means observers may not participate in the work of the Board.
The agenda of the Board meeting shall include an item for public comments. This is the only time during a board meeting that the public may contribute to the meeting. The Board accepts comments, but may not respond to them, preferring instead to consider them at another time.
Each person wishing to make comment to the Board shall (a) be given three (3) minutes to speak and (b) shall provide his name and address for inclusion in the official record of the Board. The minutes of the Board will reflect the comments made by members of the public.
Copies of Board minutes are available when requested in accordance with the public records policy adopted by the Board.
Adopted by Henderson Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees, March 14, 2006