Chapter 2.55
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD

Sections:

2.55.010    Created.

2.55.020    Purpose.

2.55.030    Membership.

2.55.040    Appointment.

2.55.050    Terms of office.

2.55.060    Rules of procedure.

2.55.070    Compensation.

2.55.080    Meetings.

2.55.090    Reports to the City Council.

2.55.010 Created.

There is hereby created an advisory commission to be known as “The Library Board of the City of Maple Valley.” (Ord. O-98-65 § 1).

2.55.020 Purpose.

The Library Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to Maple Valley City Council on matters regarding the activities and business operations of the Maple Valley Library and act as a liaison between the Maple Valley Library, the City of Maple Valley, and the King County Library System Board of Trustees and staff. (Ord. O-10-424 § 1; Ord. O-98-65 § 2).

2.55.030 Membership.

There shall be five Regular members of the Library Board, one Alternate member, and one youth-at-large member.

A. At least three of the Regular members shall be residents of the City. The other members shall reside within the Maple Valley Library Service Area or own, operate or be employed by business entities located within the Maple Valley Service Area as defined by the King County Library System.

B. The Alternate member shall be a non-voting member whose presence shall not be considered when establishing a quorum for meeting purposes.

C. The youth-at-large member shall be a nonvoting member whose presence shall not be required when establishing a quorum for meeting purposes. The youth-at-large member shall be a junior high or high school student and a resident of the City. (Ord. O-10-424 § 2; Ord. O-08-359 § 1; Ord. O-06-319 § 1; Ord. O-98-69 § 1; Ord. O-98-65 § 3).

2.55.040 Appointment.

The members of the Library Board shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council.

A. Consideration will be given toward maintaining an equitable balance of community representation.

B. Multiple members from the same family or household shall not be appointed to the Library Advisory Board in order to avoid the reality or appearance of improper influence or favoritism.

C. Members of Council Members’ families or households shall not be appointed to the Library Advisory Board in order to avoid the appearance of favoritism and to increase community representation. (Ord. O-08-359 § 2; Ord. O-98-65 § 4).

2.55.050 Terms of office.

A. Regular and Alternate Members of the Library Board shall serve for a term of three years. However, the members initially appointed shall serve for a term of only two years. At the expiration of the said initial two-year term of the Board, members shall be appointed to serve for the following terms: two members shall serve a two-year term; and three members shall serve a three-year term. Thereafter, all further appointments shall be for the regular three-year term. If a Regular member of the Library Board shall be absent, without prior notification and excuse, from three consecutive, regularly scheduled meetings of the Board, the Chairperson of the Library Board may declare the position held by that member vacant and the Alternate member would assume the position. The Alternate shall fill any vacancy occurring other than through the expiration of term. In the event that extenuating circumstances result in the composition provisions of MVMC 2.55.030 not being met on the Library Advisory Board, the Mayor and City Council shall appoint only Board members who live within the City until such time as the required majority is restored. If there is no Alternate to fill the position, a new member may be appointed in the manner set forth in MVMC 2.55.040.

B. The youth-at-large position shall be appointed for a one-year term, renewable upon request by the member for an additional one-year term. The request must be submitted to the Mayor prior to the end of the term of appointment. The Mayor shall take action on the request pursuant to MVMC 2.55.040. (Ord. O-10-424 § 3; Ord. O-08-359 § 3; Ord. O-06-319 § 2; Ord. O-98-65 § 5).

2.55.060 Rules of procedure.

The Library Board shall elect its own Chairperson and may create and fill such other offices as may be determined to be required. Only Regular Board members shall be eligible to hold the positions of such offices. A majority of the Regular membership of the Library Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any action taken by a majority of the members present, when those present constitute a quorum, at any meeting of the Library Board shall be deemed to be the action of the Board. The Library Board is authorized to adopt rules of procedure for the conduct of its business. (Ord. O-08-359 § 3; Ord. O-06-319 § 3; Ord. O-98-65 § 6).

2.55.070 Compensation.

The members of the Library Board shall serve without compensation, but necessary expenses of the Board actually incurred shall be paid from appropriate City funds. (Ord. O-98-65 § 7).

2.55.080 Meetings.

The Library Board shall hold such meetings as may be deemed to be necessary for the completion of its responsibilities. The Library Board is authorized to hold meetings in conjunction with meetings of the Board of Trustees of the King County Library District and in conjunction with meetings of local library officials. (Ord. O-98-65 § 8).

2.55.090 Reports to the City Council.

The Library Board may make such verbal or written reports and recommendations to the City Council as may be deemed advisable but shall, at a minimum, report annually to the Council as to the status of library services and facilities being made available to the residents of the City by the King County Library District. (Ord. O-98-65 § 9).