December 1, 2009 Minutes of the Special Meeting
ANN ARBOR DISTRICT LIBRARY BOARD
343 S. FIFTH AVENUE, ANN ARBOR, MI
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
10-107 I. CALL TO ORDER
President Head called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.
10-108 II. ATTENDANCE
Present: Head, Leary, Murphy, Barney Newman (arr. 6:10 p.m.), Rosenthal, Stearns, Surovell
Staff: Choate, Neiburger, Nieman, Parker, Wilson (recorder)
Others: Mark Malven, Dykema
10-109 III. VOTE FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR OPINION OF COUNSEL
(Item of action)
Roll call vote
Treasurer Rosenthal, supported by Trustee Stearns, moved to recess to Executive Session opinion of counsel.
A roll call vote was taken.
AYES: Head, Leary, Murphy, Barney Newman, Rosenthal, Stearns, Surovell
Motion passed 7-0.
10-110 IV. RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR OPINION OF COUNSEL
The Board recessed to Executive Session at 6:06 p.m.
10-111 V. RECONVENE SPECIAL MEETING AT 7:00PM
President Head reconvened the meeting at 7:27 p.m.
10-112 VI. DISCUSSION OF AADL ELECTION SCHEDULE
Director Parker informed the Board of the intention of the Ann Arbor Public Schools to move their May election date to November beginning in 2010. In 2005, legal advice received after the election consolidation law, informed the Board that the District Library must hold their elections at the same time as the Public Schools. The law also requires we hold a public hearing on change of election date. This hearing must be held before December 31, 2009 in order to move the 2010 election.
Moving the election date from May to November would also require Board members to extend their current terms until January 2011.
Director Parker will verify that previous legal advice is still valid and that Trustee Stearns appointment to the Board by the Board will automatically extend.
Trustee Surovell, supported by Trustee Stearns, moved to hold a Public Hearing on December 21, 2009 for change of election date in 2010.
AYES: Head, Leary, Murphy, Barney Newman, Rosenthal,
Motion passed 7-0.
10-113 VII. ADJOURNMENT
Vice President Barney Newman, supported by Treasurer Rosenthal moved to adjourn the meeting.
President Head adjourned the meeting at 7:42 p.m.