Chapter 3.12
LIBRARY BOARD

Sections:

3.12.010    Establishment.

3.12.020    Appointment.

3.12.030    Term of office.

3.12.040    Officers.

3.12.050    Vacancies.

3.12.060    Quorum.

3.12.070    Meetings.

3.12.080    Record of meetings.

3.12.090    Staff support.

3.12.010 Establishment.

There is established a library board for the municipality, which shall serve in an advisory role to the borough assembly on matters of library policy. The library board shall consist of five (5) members.

(Ord. 11-05, Amended, 06/23/2011; Ord. 84-14 § 4 (part), Repealed & Replaced, 09/20/1984)

3.12.020 Appointment.

Members of the library board shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation of the borough assembly. The mayor shall consider, but is not limited to, candidates on a list of prospective members submitted to him by the library board. A borough assembly member shall serve as the ex officio member of the board, may attend all meetings and have the privilege of the floor, but shall have no vote.

(Ord. 11-05, Amended, 06/23/2011; Ord. 84-14 § 4 (part), Repealed & Replaced, 09/20/1984)

3.12.030 Term of office.

A.    Members shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years however; a board member serves until a successor takes office. The term of office begins in October.

B.    The terms shall be staggered so that members shall be appointed each year. Terms shall be first established by drawing, 2 for one (1) year terms, 2 for two (2) year terms and 1 for a three (3) year term.

C.    Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired term only.

(Ord. 11-05, Amended, 06/23/2011; Ord. 84-14 § 4 (part), Repealed & Replaced, 09/20/1984)

3.12.040 Officers.

A.    The library board shall elect annually a chair, vice-chair and secretary at its first meeting following the mayor’s appointment and the assembly’s confirmation of board members.

B.    The term of office for the chair, vice-chair and secretary shall be one (1) year; however, officers may serve more than one term.

C.    The chair shall preside over the library board and shall have the right to vote.

D.    The vice-chair shall perform the duties of the chair in the absence or disability of the chair.

E.    The secretary shall record the minutes of board meetings and shall keep attendance records and notify the mayor when vacancies occur.

(Ord. 11-05, Amended, 06/23/2011; Ord. 84-14 § 4 (part), Repealed & Replaced, 09/20/1984)

3.12.050 Vacancies.

A.    A vacancy shall be declared and filled as above provided, when a member:

1.    Submits his resignation and the resignation is accepted by the mayor;

2.    Is physically or mentally unable to attend board meetings for a period of more than ninety (90) days unless excused by the board;

3.    Is convicted of a felony; or

4.    Any board member may be removed with written notice by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the borough assembly or by a majority vote of the assembly at any time regardless of whether that person’s term on the board has expired.

(Ord. 11-05, Amended, 06/23/2011; Ord. 84-14 § 4 (part), Repealed & Replaced, 09/20/1984)

3.12.060 Quorum.

Three (3) members constitute a quorum. Actions of the board are adopted by three (3) affirmative votes. The final vote on each action must be by a recorded roll call vote. Each member present shall vote on every question, unless required by law to abstain from voting on a question.

(Ord. 11-05, Amended, 06/23/2011; Ord. 84-14 § 4 (part), Repealed & Replaced, 09/20/1984)

3.12.070 Meetings.

The board shall meet annually during the first week in January. Additional meetings may be called at the discretion of the chair, or shall be called at the request of three (3) members.

(Ord. 11-05, Amended, 06/23/2011; Ord. 84-14 § 4 (part), Repealed & Replaced, 09/20/1984)

3.12.080 Record of meetings.

Meetings shall be public and minutes shall be kept. Minutes and records shall be filed with the borough clerk and retained as public records.

(Ord. 11-05, Amended, 06/23/2011; Ord. 84-14 § 4 (part), Repealed & Replaced, 09/20/1984)

3.12.090 Staff support.

The Librarian shall serve as staff support to the library board.

(Ord. 11-05, Amended, 06/23/2011; Ord. 84-14 § 4 (part), Repealed & Replaced, 09/20/1984)