Agendas and Minutes
The public is invited to attend the following meetings. Public comment is invited at the beginning and at the conclusion of each meeting. Meetings are recorded and played back on UpNorth TV for a period of time following each meeting. View the latest TADL Board Meetings at UpNorth Media
Unless otherwise indicated, Traverse Area District Library Regular Board meetings are scheduled for 5:30 PM on the third Thursday each month in the McGuire room at 610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City, MI.Board of Trustees Meeting Agendas and Minutes (2013)Board of Trustees Meeting Agendas and Minutes (2012)
Board of Trustees Meeting Agendas and Minutes (2011)
Branches and Member Libraries
Services are provided through six library facilities within the District. Of these six, three are under the control of the TADL Board: the Main branch on Woodmere, the East Bay Branch Library on Three Mile; and, the Kingsley Branch Library on Brownson. The other three, like TADL, are autonomous political subdivisions of the State of Michigan. These are known as “member libraries” as opposed to “branch libraries”. Each has its own elected Board, adopts its own budget, hires its own staff and sets its own policies. The member libraries are Fife Lake Public Library, Interlochen Public Library, and Peninsula Community Library.
Traverse Area District Library is a taxing authority. It is funded primarily by a 1 Mil property tax authorized by the residents of Grand Traverse County in 1982. This millage is reduced annually for compliance with the Headlee Amendment
and expires in 2016. Other revenues come from Penal Fines, State Aid and various fines and fees.Budgets
Traverse Area District Library responds to FOIA requests in compliance with Michigan Freedom of Information Act
, according to Traverse Area District Library FOIA Policy
. Depending upon the extent of material requested, a fee
may be charged. Residents who wish to place a FOIA request must direct them to the TADL FOIA Coordinator, who is the Library Director and must do so in writing. FOIA requests may be submitted by any means (mail, e-mail, fax). Requesters may use the optional form
provided by TADL.
Strategic Plan -
Recognizing that an active Strategic Plan is a valuable organizational tool and realizing a need to take a new look at the whole TADL system more in depth than regular board meetings allow, the Board initiated a strategic planning process in the fall of 2006.
Hartzell-Mika Summary Report
- Hartzell-Mika Consulting was engaged by TADL to review staffing and organizational structure at the main (Woodmere) Branch Library and the two other branch libraries (East Bay and Kingsley).