Meetings are held quarterly. Any special meetings are held as needed. The meetings are held in the evening and are approximately one to two hours in duration. Additional time may be required to read relevant reports and documentation, and help with fundraising activities. Special meetings with the City Council are scheduled on an as needed basis.
The board shall consist of seven members and two alternates who shall be appointed by the City Council. Members currently consist of:
|Place 1||Cathy Vanzant||2023-2025|
|Place 2||Benjamin Drury||2022-2024|
|Place 3||Candice Letica, Chair||2023-2025|
|Place 4||Rosemary Jablonsky||2022-2024|
|Place 5||Leah Preston||2023-2025|
|Place 6||Marietta Slater||2022-2024|
|Place 8 (Alt. 1)||Charles Cannon||2022-2024|
|Place 9 (Alt. 2)||VACANT||2023-2025|
The library board is responsible for providing guidance and support to all facets of the library operation, provide short and long-term planning, and serve as a liaison between the Haslet Public Library and the City Council. The library board was established by ordinance # 0702-06 (passed 7-17-06) and is codified in the city code as Chapter 1, Section 1.11.001-1.11.034.
The library board is an advisory board to the City Council on matters pertaining to the library. They are involved in the development of library usage policies, programs and procedures. They recommend purchases for the library collection as well as help coordinate fund-raising drives. They help formulate grant applications for the library.
Places on the board shall be numbered one through seven and alternate places on the board shall be numbered eight and nine with all members appointed for two years to expire on September 30th. Members serving in odd numbered places shall have their terms expire on each odd numbered year, and even numbered places shall have their terms expire on each even numbered year.
Each member of the board shall be a resident of the City of Haslet (Ordinance 005-2019). If a vacancy exists on the Board for more than four months, the City Council may appoint one non--resident of the City to the Board for the length of the unexpired term. The non-resident must live in the Northwest Independent School District boundaries to serve on the board, and is not eligible to serve as an officer of the board. In no event shall there be more than three non-residents serving on the Board.
City Staff Liaison
Library board members are provided clerical / administrative support from the library director and other members of city staff, as appropriate.