Public Notice

PUBLISHED IN THE CLAREMORE DAILY PROGRESS, CLAREMORE, OKLA., OCTOBER 29, 2006.

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-18

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY CODE FOR THE CITY OF CLAREMORE, AS IT PERTAINS TO THE APPOINTMENT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LIBRARY BOARD.

CHAPTER 100: PUBLIC LIBRARY

General Provisions

100.01 Library service

100.02 Public library continued

100.03 Mayor and Council to appropriate funds

Library Board

100.15 Library Board; members qualifications

100.16 Terms of office

100.17 Removal of Board members

100.18 Library Board to promulgate rules and regulations

100.19 Library Board to appoint librarian; prepare budget

100.20 Board to submit reports

100.21 Conflicts of Interest

Statutory reference:

Municipal libraries; establishment and operation, see 11 O.S. § 31-101 et seq.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

§ 100.01 LIBRARY SERVICE.

It is the desire and intent of the City Council to provide free public library services to the residents of the city.

(’83 Code, § 10-301)

Statutory reference:

Municipal authority to create library, see 11 O.S. §§ 31-101 et seq.

§ 100.02 PUBLIC LIBRARY CONTINUED.

The Will Rogers Public Library, which has heretofore been established in the city, is hereby continued.

(’83 Code, § 10-602)

§ 100.03 MAYOR AND COUNCIL TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS.

The Mayor and City Council shall annually appropriate to the Library board from funds available to the city such monies as are deemed necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Will Rogers Public Library of the education and cultural enrichments of the citizens of the city.

(’83 Code, § 10-609)

§ 100.15 LIBRARY BOARD, MEMBERS, QUALIFICATIONS.

The Will Rogers Public Library shall be governed by a Board of five members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Appointments to the Library Board shall be made on the basis of ability, understanding of the total responsibilities and objectives of public libraries, and an active interest in the attainment of these goals. All Library Board members shall serve thereon without compensation and shall be appointed from the citizens of the city at large by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

(83’ Code, § 10-603)

Statutory reference:

Library Board; membership of five directors, see 11 O.S. § 31-102

§ 100.16 TERMS OF OFFICE.

Board members shall hold office for a term of five years from May 1 following their appointment, and their terms shall be staggered so that one Board members’ term expires each year. No person shall serve more than two full successive terms of the initial appointments, the members shall cast lots for respective terms of one, two, three, four and five years; thereafter the terms of all directors shall be five years. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments for the remainder of the unexpired term.

(’83 Code, §10-604)

§ 100.17 REMOVAL OF BOARD MEMBERS.

Any board member may be removed by the appointing authority for misconduct, failure to attend board meetings, other neglect of duty, or by a majority of vote of the City Council.

§ 100.18 LIBRARY BOARD TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS.

Immediately after the initial appointments and annually thereafter the Library Board members shall meet and organize by an election of one of their number as President and one as Secretary, and by the election of such other officers as they deem necessary. They may adopt such laws, rules and regulations for their own guidance and for the government of the library as may be expedient and not inconsistent with this chapter and the laws of the state. (83’Code, § 10-606)

§ 100.19 LIBRARY BOARD TO APPOINT LIBRARIAN, PREPARE BUDGET

the Library Board shall recommend an annual budget to the governing body of the city, set the policies of the library, accept or decline gifts and administer the expenditure of funds received from appropriations, gifts and grants. The Library Board may contract for and receive funds available to it for library purposes from the United States, the state and any agent or instrumentality of these entities. (’83 Code § 10-607)

§ 100.20 BOARD TO SUBMIT REPORTS.

The Library Board shall submit an annual financial and statistical report to the Mayor and City Council for each fiscal year ending June 30. The report shall include an accounting for monies received and expended and such other statistics about library use, collections and staff which may be deemed necessary to account for their trust. (’83 Code, § 31-108)

§ 110.21 CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.

No member of the Library Board Commissioners shall be concerned or interested in any contract with the Board, or any of its departments or institutions, either as contractor, sub-contractor, bondsman, or other party directly or indirectly interested.

(’83 Code, § 11-209)(Ord. 896, passed 9-20-82) Penalty, see § 10.99

PASSED AND APPROVED in regular session this 2nd day of October, 2006.

s/Brant Shallenburger

Mayor

Attest:

s/ Nan Pope

City Clerk (Seal)

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