Chapter 2.84


2.84.010  Established.

2.84.020  Membership—Term—Expenses.

2.84.030  Purpose—Function—Jurisdiction.

2.84.040  Meetings—Organization

2.84.050  Gifts.

2.84.010 Established.

There is established an advisory citizens committee to be known as the “Library Advisory Board.” (Ord. 2976 § 1, 1985)

2.84.020 Membership—Term—Expenses.

A. The library advisory board shall consist of five voting members, each of whom shall be appointed by the mayor subject to the confirmation of the city council. In addition to the voting members, the library director shall serve as an ex officio member without authority to vote. The mayor shall designate one or more councilmembers to act as a liaison between the city council and the library advisory board.

B. The members now appointed to and serving on the library advisory board shall continue to serve for the term for which appointed. As the term of each member expires, a successor shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the majority of the city council for a term of five years. All terms shall expire on December 31st. Terms shall continue to be staggered as provided for by current appointments.

C. At least three members of the library advisory board must be residents of the city of Kelso to serve on the board. Two members of the board may be nonresidents of the city, but must reside within the Kelso School District. The position of a member shall be forfeited and become vacant for failure to attend three regular consecutive meetings of the board, unless such absence is excused by a majority of the members of the board.

D. Members of the library advisory board shall serve without compensation for their services but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses actually incurred in connection with their services to the library. (Ord. 3537 § 1, 2004; Ord. 3492 § 1, 2002; Ord. 3135 § 1, 1990; Ord. 2976 § 2, 1985)

2.84.030 Purpose—Function—Jurisdiction.

A. It shall be the responsibility of the library advisory board to make studies concerning the need for, acquisition, utilization, care, maintenance and disposition of the library building(s) and all property or equipment pertaining to or associated with library purposes. The board shall make reports and recommendations to the city council and the city manager relative to the acquisition, care, maintenance, utilization and disposition of library building(s), property and equipment and shall serve as an advisory board to the city council, the city manager, and the library director in all matters pertaining to library building(s), equipment and other property, and the library budget.

B. The library advisory board shall review, advise and make recommendations to the library director relative to the promulgation and enforcement of rules and regulations governing the use of the library, its building(s) and equipment, and rules of conduct and behavior of persons using the same and frequenting the library building(s). The board shall advise and make recommendations relative to the scope and quality of library services provided, or to be provided.

C. The library board shall have such further duties as may from time to time be assigned to it by the city council. (Ord. 2976 § 4, 1985)

2.84.040 Meetings—Organization.

The library advisory board shall hold meetings at regular intervals as provided in bylaws adopted by the board and shall meet not less frequently than every ninety days. Members of the board shall select a chairman from among themselves and such other officers as they may deem necessary and may establish rules for the conduct of their meetings and business of the board. (Ord. 2976 § 3, 1985)

2.84.050 Gifts.

All gifts of money or property made for the benefit of the library, the library building(s) or equipment and other property donated for library purposes, whether through the library advisory board or to the city directly, shall become the property of the city, held in trust for library purposes and subject to the discretion of a majority of the city council, or to the discretion of the city manager when so authorized by the council, as to any subsequent sale or disposition of any such property or investment of any such money. (Ord. 2976 § 5, 1985)