[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lock Haven 10-7-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 268, Library, adopted 3-19-1910 by Ord. No. 44A (Ch. 12, Part 1, of the 2003 Code of Ordinances), as amended.
The library shall be known and designated as the "Annie Halenbake Ross Library." The library's branches shall be known and designated as "Renovo Area Library" and the "Friendship Community Library," respectively.
The management and control of said library shall be vested in a Board of Trustees comprised of 11 members, each of whom shall serve for a term of three years, seven of whom shall be appointed by the Council of the City of Lock Haven and four of whom shall be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Clinton County. If a vacancy should occur by reason of the death, disqualification, resignation or removal of a member, a successor to fill the remainder of his or her term should be appointed by the governing body that he or she had represented on the Board.
The Board of Trustees shall have the power: to adopt bylaws and rules regulating their organization and the conduct of said library, subject to the approval and ratification of City Council, to employ such employees as may be deemed necessary for such purpose and to do all other things necessary and incident to the proper and successful management of said library.
The Board of Trustees shall have full control of the fund bequeathed by Mrs. Annie Halenbake Ross for the maintenance of said library and shall make all investments and collect all interest and income from said investments, and expend the said income for the maintenance and support of said library, the purchase of books, compensation of the Executive Director and librarians and such others employed for the assistance as may be necessary for the proper carrying on of said library, and shall submit annual statements of all receipts and expenditures to the Council of the City of Lock Haven and Board of County Commissioners of Clinton County. The Board of Trustees shall annually report to the Council of the City of Lock Haven and to the Board of County Commissioners of Clinton County the manner of performing the duties of their appointment, the condition of said library, the improvements and additions thereto and generally all matters of interest to the public in regard to the functioning of the library.
The members of the Board of Trustees shall serve without compensation.
The Treasurer of the Board of Trustees shall give bond to be approved by the Board of County Commissioners of Clinton County and by the Council of the City of Lock Haven for the faithful performance of his or her duties, and the expense of obtaining the same shall be paid out of the income of the said bequest.
The Board of Trustees shall, in the first instance, spend a sufficient sum out of the principal of said bequest for the purchase of books and other necessary equipment for said library not, however, to exceed the sum of $5,000 set forth in the will of Annie Halenbake Ross, deceased. Thereafter, all expenditures of the income derived from said bequest shall be limited so that at all times after said initial expenditures shall have been made, the principal sum of said bequest shall be kept intact and without diminution.