Library Board Meetings
Library Board meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of each month, at the Novi Civic Center at 7:00pm , to review library financials, make policy decisions, and provide broad operational oversight of the Library. The public is welcome. These meetings, which run approximately two hours, are broadcast live on Spectrum and AT&T Uverse. Agendas, Minutes and Videos are listed below, as they become available.
2020 Regular Meeting Schedule
January 9, Thursday, 4-7pm- Budget Study Session
January 21, Tuesday, 4-7pm- Budget Study Session
February 19, Wednesday - Novi Public Library Board Room
March 26 - CANCELED
November 18, Wednesday - Novi Public Library Board Room
December 16, Wednesday
MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY AS AUTHORIZED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-48 SIGNED BY GOVERNOR WHITMER ON APRIL 14, 2020, IN ORDER TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, AND PROVIDE ESSENTIAL PROTECTIONS TO VULNERABLE MICHIGANDERS BY LIMITING IN-PERSON CONTACT AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INTERACTING AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS. MEMBERS OF PLANNING COMMISSION AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY PARTICIPATE BY ELECTRONIC MEANS, AS DESCRIBED BELOW.
Reason for allowing participation by electronic means:
As set forth in Executive Order 2020-15, “To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, protect the public health, and provide essential protections to vulnerable Michiganders, it is crucial that all Michiganders take steps to limit in-person contact. These critical mitigation measures include social distancing and limiting the number of people interacting at public gatherings.” This includes public meetings.
Procedure for public participation by electronic means:
Under Executive Order 2020-15, in order for the City to allow electronic participation in the meeting, there must be full opportunity for both the general public and the members of the public body to both hear and be heard at appropriate times during the meeting: “A meeting of a public body held electronically must be conducted in a manner that permits two-way communication so that members of the public body can hear and be heard by other members of the public body and so that general public participants can hear members of the public body and can be heard by members of the public body and other participants during a public comment period.”
The City will be utilizing the video/audio conferencing platform ZOOM. Members of the public body will be able to hear and speak to each other for the entire meeting, whether participating at City Hall or elsewhere. Except for any closed session portions of the meeting, members of the public will be able to hear (and possibly see) members of the public body during the entire meeting but will only be able to speak during a public comment period.
In order to connect to the meeting through ZOOM a member of the public needs to do the following:
Members of the public participating in the public comment via ZOOM will wait in a virtual queue until called during the public comment period. Because of limitations on un-muting and re-muting members of the public, there will be only one public comment period, which will be at the end of the meeting (unless there is a public hearing item, in which case the following procedures will apply to that portion of the meeting as well).
When public comment is permitted, members of the public will be called one at a time, as would happen during an in-person meeting. A meeting coordinator will determine the order of public speakers. If you want to speak, you must use the "Raise Hand" feature in order for our moderator to know they need to be unmuted. When you are unmuted, and you will have three (3) minutes to share your comments to the public body. At the conclusion of your comments or your three (3) minutes, you will be re-muted and then removed from the queue.
June 25, 2020 Novi Library Board Meeting
If you wish to view the meeting, you can watch it live on cityofnovi.org, Spectrum or AT&T
If you wish to attend the meeting: