[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Baden as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-18-1962 by Ord. No. 528]
[Amended 5-15-1985 by Ord. No. 759]
A recreation board is hereby created, consisting of nine members, to be known as the "Baden Borough Recreation Board," which shall supervise and maintain recreation places within the Borough.
The members of the Board shall be appointed by the Council and shall serve for terms of five years, or until their successors are appointed, except that the members of such Board first appointed shall be appointed for such terms so that the term of one member shall expire annually thereafter.
The members of such Board shall serve without pay.
The Board shall be constituted as provided by law and shall perform all the duties and may exercise all the powers conferred upon it.
[Adopted 5-21-2014 by Ord. No. 933]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also superseded former Art. II, Library Board, adopted 2-17-1971 by Ord. No. 640.
There is hereby created a Library Board known as the "Baden Memorial Library of the Borough of Baden."
The Board shall be composed of nine members, to be appointed by the Council, with the power to provide, conduct and maintain library facilities and centers in the Borough of Baden, as follows:
The Board members shall serve for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed, except that the members first appointed shall be so appointed that the terms of three and/or two members shall expire annually thereafter. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments and for the unexpired term. Members shall serve without pay.
The Library Board shall appoint from its membership a President and such other officers as it may deem necessary for the orderly procedure of its business and may adopt bylaws, rules and regulations covering its procedure not inconsistent with the provisions of this article or any state law. The Library Board shall, from time to time, make rules governing the operation and conduct of the library facilities operated by the Board. The Board shall hold regular meetings at such times and places as it may designate.
The Library Board shall maintain, operate and supervise the library operated in the Borough of Baden's Municipal Building in the same manner as the library heretofore functioned in other locations.
The Library Board may accept any grant, gift, bequest or donation of services, equipment, real estate or money from any individual or group, to be used as specified by the donor or by the terms of acceptance. The Library Board shall have no authority to enter into any contract or incur any obligation binding upon the Borough of Baden, other than current obligations or contracts fully executed within the then-current fiscal year and all within the budget appropriations made by the governing body of the Borough of Baden.
The Library Board shall have the power to appoint a librarian who possesses the necessary qualifications and who has demonstrated by actual work his or her ability to organize and direct a community library system and such other personnel as may be deemed necessary and are recommended by the librarian.
The funds appropriated by the governing body of the Borough of Baden and budgeted to the Library Board shall be disbursed by the fiscal disbursing officer of the Library Board and within the budget appropriations made. Funds received by the Library Board from sources other than budget appropriations shall be deposited by the Library Board to the credit and for the use of said Board, and disbursed as the above budget funds are disbursed, except that funds received by gift, bequest or otherwise shall be disbursed in accordance with the terms of such gift or bequest or the terms of acceptance thereof.
Such powers as are now or may hereafter be provided by statute of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or by ordinances of the Borough of Baden relating to the development and operation of library facilities are hereby vested in the Library Board, to be exercised by it subject to any and all restrictions contained in such powers and ordinances.