City of Augusta, ME
Kennebec County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Augusta as Ch. 6.5, Art. IV, of the 1990 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 4-1-1996 by Ord. No. 391]
A. 
The administrative management of the library shall be as a department of the City, with the Director of Community Services to appoint the Library Director with the advice and consent of the City Manager.
B. 
The Library Director shall hire his own subordinate clerks and employees as needed, subject to the approval of the Director of Community Services and the City Manager. The Library Director shall furnish the Director of Community Services and the City Manager annually with a proposed budget.
C. 
The Board of Trustees shall recommend to the Library Director and to the Director of Community Services and the City Manager from time to time proposals for the improvement of the library, shall be in charge of the investment of any endowment funds over which the Board now has control, and shall determine what books shall be purchased from time to time from the endowment income, all of which income may be used for such purpose unless otherwise restricted, as well as from any other monies that may be appropriated for that purpose.
[Amended 1-6-1992 by Ord. No. 244]
Whoever willfully detains any book, audiovisual material or other property belonging to Lithgow Library for seven days after written notice to return the same, delivered by certified mail or in hand by the Police Department, given after the expiration of the time which, by the rules of Lithgow Library, such article or other property may be kept, shall be punished in accordance with Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty, of the City Code.
[Amended 10-2-1989 by Ord. No. 197]
The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the City Council, shall appoint a Board of Trustees of the Lithgow Library and Reading Room, to consist of seven members; and, in addition, the Mayor, or a member of the Council designated from time to time by him/her, and another member to be appointed by the Judge of Probate shall serve as members. The terms of the first five members shall be as presently in place, and subsequent appointments shall be for three years. The initial terms of the additional two members shall be one for two years and one for three years, and subsequent appointments shall be for three years. The member appointed by the Judge of Probate shall serve for three years. All members shall serve until their successors are duly appointed and qualified. Four members shall constitute a quorum. They shall appoint from their membership a Chairperson, and no member shall serve as a Chairperson in excess of one year at a time.
[Amended 10-2-1989 by Ord. No. 197]
The Board of Trustees of the Lithgow Library and Reading Room shall prescribe the rules and regulations of its meetings.
The Board of Trustees of the Lithgow Library and Reading Room shall do all things necessary to protect, preserve and take care of such library and reading room.
The Board of Trustees of the Lithgow Library and Reading Room shall prescribe the rules and regulations under which the library and reading room may be used.
[Amended 6-17-1985 by Ord. No. 111; 4-1-1996 by Ord. No. 391]
Each fiscal year, the Board of Trustees of Lithgow Library and Reading Room may appropriate and spend from income earned on the library's unrestricted endowment funds up to $1,200 for promoting cultural activities to be held at Lithgow Library. These activities must be in support of the humanities, free of charge to the public.