Chapter 33 – Library Board

Chapter 33–Library Board


33.010.    Created.  There is hereby created and established within the City of Holden a library board of trustees.


33.020.    Composition.  The library board shall be composed of nine (9) trustees, chosen from the citizens of the City at large, with reference to their fitness for the office.  No member of the city government shall be a member of the board.


33.030.    Appointment.  The library board of trustees shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to the approval of the City Council.


33.040.    Terms, generally.  The members of the library board shall serve for terms of three (3) years each, provided the first board shall be appointed so that one-third (1/3) of its membership shall serve for a term of one (1) year, one-third (1/3) for two (2) years, and one-third (1/3) for three (3) years.

33.050.    Successive terms restricted.  No member of the library board shall serve for more than three (3) successive full terms, and shall not be eligible for further appointment to the board until two (2) years after the expiration of the third term.


33.060.    Removal of member.  The mayor, by and with the consent of the City Council, may remove any member of the library board for misconduct or neglect of duty.


33.070.    Filling of vacancies.  Vacancies in the library board, occasioned by removals, resignations, or otherwise, shall be reported to the mayor and be filled in like manner as original appointments, except that if the vacancy is an unexpired term, the appointment shall be made for only the unexpired portion of such term.


33.080.    Compensation.  No member of the library board shall receive any compensation as such.


33.090.    Organization.  Immediately after their appointment, the members of the library board shall meet and organize by the election of one (1) of their number as president, and by election of such other officers as they may deem necessary.


33.100.    Rules and regulations.  The library board shall make and adopt such bylaws, rules and regulations

for their own guidance, and for the government of the library, as may be expedient, and not inconsistent with state law.

33.110.    Librarian.  The library board shall appoint a properly qualified librarian who shall be the chief executive and administrative officer for the library.

33.120.    Powers, duties, generally.  The library board shall have such powers and duties as are authorized by state law and given them by resolution or ordinance of the City Council.