By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — The Warsaw Community Public Library Board of Trustees discussed amendments to the board’s by-laws during a meeting on Monday, May 10.
The amendments focus on board members participating electronically in meetings and were created following technology’s role in virtual meetings amidst the pandemic.
Amendments were brought before the board during this month’s meeting for first reading. They will be further discussed at the board’s June meeting and will be voted on in July.
In the amendments, it’s currently proposed that board members can participate in meetings electronically as long as WCPL uses technology that allows for simultaneous communication among board members. The technology must also permit the public to attend and observe the meeting. However, at least half of the board must attend the meeting in-person.
Electronic participation in meetings will also not be allowed if the board is taking final action on a matter, such as adopting a budget or increasing a fee.
The proposed changes would also allow the board to meet completely by virtual means during disaster emergencies declared by the state governor or local officials.
The board’s next meeting is at 4 p.m. Monday, June 14.