The High Plains Library District Board of Trustees serves as a governing board for the branch library system. The Board of Trustees adopts and oversees the budget, by-laws and policies. The Board conducts long-range planning and hires and evaluates the library director. Trustees are volunteers, appointed by the establishing bodies.
The Board of Trustees may change dates, locations and times at its discretion, or may add special sessions as necessary.
Both on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
United Way of Weld County’s Community Leaders Luncheon
Briggsdale 35th Anniversary celebration
On July 15, 2019 the High Plains Library District Trustees unanimously approved adopting the standard set forth in Colorado House Bill 19-1087. State Legislature expressed desire to transition from physical postings to digital/online presence. The bill authorizes posting notices 24-hours prior to any public meeting quorum of the board on the local government’s website or other official online presence of local government (including social media). The online posting must be searchable (if possible) and accessible to the public at no cost. The bill was signed by the Governor Polis on April 25, 2019 and goes into effect August 2, 2019.
On July 15, 2019 the High Plains Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved adopting the changes to Section §24-72-205 (6) (b), C.R.S., which requires the Director of Research of the Legislative Council Staff to adjust the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) maximum hourly fee for the research and retrieval of public documents for inflation on July 1, 2019, and each five years thereafter. Effective July 1, 2019, the maximum hourly fee will increase from $30.00 to $33.58.
The $3.58 increase resulted from inflating $30 by the percentage change in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood consumer price index for all items and all urban consumers, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the first half of calendar year 2014 and the first half of calendar year 2019. Because the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has not yet released the index for the first half of 2019, the index used for the first half of 2019 represents the average of indices published for January, March, and May 2019.
The Board determines library polices based on District community needs. The Board works within bylaws developed to meet Federal, State and local requirements to insure that proper standards of operations and financing be maintained.
The HPLD Board of Trustees is appointed through a selection committee. This committee is convened by the Board Vice President. In addition to the Board Vice President, members of the selection committee include:
Final approval of the selected member is based on the support shown by the District government agencies.