[HISTORY: Adopted by the Levy Court of Kent County 1-10-1989 by Ord. No. 88-19. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The county government shall appoint a Library Advisory Committee consisting of seven members.
[Amended 1-2-2001 by Ord. No. 01-01]
The members shall be appointed for an undefined term concurrent with that of the appointing Commissioner, to be served at the pleasure of a majority of the Levy Court. Each Levy Court Commissioner shall be entitled to submit the name of a qualified appointee residing in his district for consideration and confirmation by the Levy Court.
[Amended 8-27-1991 by Ord. No. 91-18]
The term of an appointee shall continue until a successor is named by the Levy Court Commissioner in whose district the appointee resides and is confirmed by the Levy Court.
During the term of the appointment, a member must maintain primary residency within the Levy Court district from which appointed.
Persons appointed to the Committee shall be individuals with knowledge of and experience in dealing with libraries and library related issues. At the time of appointment and for the duration of the term, members shall not be candidates for, candidates-elect for or incumbents of an elective county, state or federal public office.
Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as in the case of regular appointments.
[Amended 5-8-1990 by Ord. No. 90-06; 10-24-2000 by Ord. No. 00-26; 5-10-2005 by Ord. No. 05-06]
The county government shall provide compensation in the amount of $80 per meeting not to exceed 12 payments per year (or a total of $960 annually). Checks will be issued on the last pay day of each quarter of the year. No out-of-pocket expenses or mileage will be reimbursed. Committee members must be present at meetings to receive compensation. The Chair shall receive additional compensation of $100 per meeting.
A simple majority of the constituted Committee shall be required in order to conduct any hearing or carry any motion.
The general purpose of the Committee shall be to study, research, plan and make advisory recommendations regarding Kent County Library services and issues to the Levy Court as well as other related responsibilities as may, from time to time, be assigned to it by the Levy Court of Kent County, Delaware.
This chapter is adopted pursuant to the powers conferred upon the county government of Kent County, Delaware in 9 Del. C. § 802.