Chapter 4.03


4.03.010    Created.

4.03.020    Residence of members and vacancies.

4.03.030    Meetings and organization.

4.03.040    Responsibilities.

4.03.050    Gifts.

*Cross reference(s) – Boards and commissions, ch. 2.51 et seq.

State law reference(s) – Libraries, RCW 35A.27.010.

4.03.010 Created.

The library board is hereby created. The board shall consist of five (5) members. The members shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the majority of the city council for terms of five (5) years. No member may serve more than two (2) full terms. Members shall serve without compensation for their services but may receive necessary expenses actually incurred in connection with their services to the library.

(Ord. No. 2416, § 1. Formerly Code 1986, § 2.36.010)

4.03.020 Residence of members and vacancies.

Only persons who are residents of the city or of a municipality which contracts with the city for library services shall be eligible for appointment to the library board. The position of a member shall become vacant upon such member’s ceasing to reside within the city or ceasing to reside within a municipality which contracts with the city for library services. The position of a member shall be forfeited and become vacant for failure to attend three (3) regular, consecutive meetings of the board, unless such absence is excused by a majority of the members of the board.

(Ord. No. 2416, § 1. Formerly Code 1986, § 2.36.020)

4.03.030 Meetings and organization.

The library board shall hold meetings at regular intervals as provided in bylaws adopted by the board and shall meet not less frequently than every ninety (90) days. The board shall select a chairperson from among the members 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. No. 2416, § 1. Formerly Code 1986, § 2.36.030)

4.03.040 Responsibilities.

A. The library board shall make reports and recommendations to the city council and mayor concerning the acquisition, care, maintenance, utilization, and disposition of library buildings, property, and equipment. The board shall serve as an advisory body to the city council and mayor in all matters pertaining to library buildings, equipment, and other property, and the library budget.

B. The library board shall review, advise, and make recommendations to the city council and mayor concerning the promulgation and enforcement of rules and regulations concerning the use of the library, its building and equipment and rules of conduct and behavior of persons using the library and frequenting the library building. The board shall advise and make recommendations relative to the scope and quality of library services provided or to be provided and shall review and advise on all matters pertaining to the administration and performance of the city’s contract with the King County Library District for library services.

(Ord. No. 2416, § 1. Formerly Code 1986, § 2.36.040)

4.03.050 Gifts.

The library board, in conjunction with the library district, may accept or reject all gifts of money or property made for the benefit of the library and its patrons. All equipment and other property donated for library purposes whether through the 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 the legislative authority as to any subsequent sale or disposition of any such property or investment of any such money.

(Ord. No. 2416, § 1. Formerly Code 1986, § 2.36.060)