It’s Your Library! You have the Right to Petition!

“The right to petition government for redress of grievances is the right to make a complaint to, or seek the assistance of, one’s government,

without fear of punishment or reprisals.”

How to Petition?

The Library Board of Trustees run the library. It is a volunteer position. They are appointed by The Board of County Commissioners

and their job is to serve YOU!

Tell them it is YOUR library and you do not want your taxpayers dollars used to facilitate the peddling of perversion.

How to best do that? Attend a Library Board Public Meeting!

Seems to be a secret, though, since explanation of how to go about that cannot be found anywhere on the website.

Library Board Meetings usually take place on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 9am.  If you wish to attend their next board meeting, you would go to their

previous month agenda to find date/place/time for this month’s meeting. Then, you have to call (301-863-8188) or email the library board (smclboard@stmalib.org)

and ask permission to be placed on the agenda IF you wish to speak. (you do not have to call & ask permission just to sit in and listen).

Library Board of Trustees are: Beth Roth, Carole Ann Romary, Janice T. Walthour, James P. Hanley (Vice-President), Joan Springer, Carolyn Guy (President), Lynn Newkirk (Treasurer)

****IMPORTANT NOTE*****

Library Board Public meeting protocol is NOT explained on the website. If you wish to speak at the Library Board

Public Meeting, you must FIRST call/email the library and ask permission to be placed on their agenda. If permission is granted,

you will have 3 minutes to speak to the board about your concerns. If you have NOT done this ahead of time, the board will NOT permit you to speak at the public meeting****

If you feel you are being ignored by the Library Board of Trustees, take your concerns to their boss: The Board of County Commissioner’s.

They appoint the board, control over 50% of library funding and build their libraries.

Voice your concerns by: Telephone/email/attend a Board of County Commissioner Public Forum.

Randy Guy is serving his first term as Commissioner President and can be reached at: 301-475-4200 ext. 1361 email: randy.guy@stmarysmd.com

Tom Jarboe is a first term member of the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and represents District 1 (Ridge, Piney Point and St. George’s Island).

301-475-4200 ext. 1354   tom.jarboe@stmarysmd.com

Michael Hewitt is a first term member of the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and represents District 2 (Hollywood-Leonardtown area).

301-475-1355 ext. 1355 email: mike.hewitt@stmarysmd.com

John O’Connor is also a first term member of the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and represents District 3 (Charlotte Hall, Mechanicsville, Golden Beach, and the Seventh District)

301-475-4200 ext. 1353 email: john.oconnor@stmarysmd.com

Todd Morgan is serving his second term of the Commissioner’s of St. Mary’s County and represents District 4 (Great Mills, Lexington Park, area)

301-475-4200 ext. 1357 email: todd.morgan@stmarysmd.com

To find out when the next County Commissioner Public Forum meeting is: http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/voluntr/BOCC.asp

All you need to do is show up and sign in. They usually take place on a Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. If you plan to speak,

prepare something in writing ahead of time. You will have 3 minutes to present your concerns & 5 minutes if you represent a group.

 

 

 

 

 

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