Library Board Meetings

 

The five members of the North Valley Public Library Board of Trustees are elected by the Stevensville and Lone Rock School Districts. Library board meetings are open to the public. The Board of Trustees welcome public input and patron feedback. Our public participation policy gives opportunities for the public to comment throughout the meeting. 

If you are unable to attend a Board meetings, but would like to give input, you can email one of the Board members. Their contact information can be found HERE on the Montana.Gov sitePlease indicate if you want your comments read into the public record at the Board meeting. As per our Public Comment policy, you can also submit comments to the Director of the Library at denisea@northvalleylibrary.org. "Comments may be given orally or in writing. Written comments should be submitted to the library director at least 24 hours prior to the meeting."

 

Board Meetings are held on the THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH at 3 pm, usually in the libraryDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings may take place online through Zoom. Public may participate online or by phone. To find out if the meeting is in-person or online and the login and/or call-in information for online meeting look at the upcoming agenda pasted below. Agendas are posted by the Friday before the meetings.  

Occasionally, meetings may be moved or cancelled. Any changes are posted here. The agenda is posted on the front window of the library, the library website, and the Town of Stevensville bulletin board. The library also sends a notice of meetings to the Bitterroot Star to add to the calendar of events.  

Library Budget

Once a year, there is a public hearing on the budget. Notices appear in the newspaper and the budget is available for the public to review.  After the public hearing the budget is passed and a copy sent to Ravalli County. 

Agendas and Minutes
Agendas and Minutes are combined after approval

Nov. 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Oct. 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Sept. 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Sept. 3, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Victoria Howell - Chair

Victoria Howell - Chair

Victoria came to Montana from California in 1971, part of the “back to the land” movement of the time. In 1985, she and her husband Michael, founded the Bitterroot Star newspaper which became a lifelong labor of love and enabled them to purchase a historic farmstead where they raised their three children, and continue to grow much of their own food and generally revel in the glories of nature. Appointed: January 2014. Current term: May 2019 - 2023

Caitlin Dunn

Caitlin Dunn

Caitlin is the owner of Montana Chocolates on Main Street and an avid library user. Appointed: Feb 2017 Current term: May 2019 - May 2023

Leon Theroux

Leon Theroux

Trustee. He is retired from the Forest Service and served as a library volunteer for many years. Appointed: January 2018 Current term: May 2018-May 2021

Kim Tiplady

Kim Tiplady

Kim and her husband run Totem Farms Grass Beef in Stevensville. Kim has served on the School Board and has worked at Stevensville Head Start. Appointed: March 2016 Current term: May 2017-May 2021

Dianne L. Snedigar

Dianne L. Snedigar

Dianne L. Snedigar, Vice President/Branch Manager of Farmers State Bank in Stevensville. Appointed: Nov 2016 Current term: May 2019-2023