Procedure for Public Comment at Meetings of the Board of Trustees
Meetings of the Avon Lake Public Library Board of Trustees are public meetings, that is, meetings that may be observed by the public. However, Library Board meetings are not open meetings, in that observers may not participate in the work of the Board.
The agenda of a Board meeting will include an item for “public comments,” which is a time for the public in attendance to contribute to the meeting. The Board accepts comments, but may choose not to respond to them, preferring instead to consider them at another time. In order for the Board to fulfill its obligation to complete the scheduled agenda in an effective and efficient manner, a maximum of thirty (30) minutes of public participation will be permitted during the “public comments” section of the agenda.
Each person wishing to make comment to the Board (a) will be given three (3) minutes to speak, and (b) will provide their name and address for inclusion in the official record of the Board. The minutes of the Board meeting will reflect the comments made by members of the public.
Copies of Board meeting minutes are available upon request in accordance with Ohio public records law.
September 14, 2006