[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lansdowne 3-13-1929 by Ord. No. 516. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of School Directors of the School District of the Borough of Lansdowne have assigned and transferred absolutely to the Council of the Borough of Lansdowne all the books and library appliances heretofore maintained as a public library; therefore, in pursuance of the Acts of Assembly made and provided for the same, the Council of the Borough of Lansdowne does ordain that there is hereby established in said Borough a free, public, nonsectarian library to be maintained in such building or buildings within said Borough as the Library Board hereinafter mentioned, or its successors, shall from time to time designate.
[Amended 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155]
For the purpose of maintaining said library, there shall be levied by the Borough Council annually a sum not exceeding three mills on the dollar of the assessed valuation of the taxable property of said Borough of Lansdowne.
The President of Council is hereby authorized and directed to appoint, subject to the approval of the Council, a Library Board of seven members, all of whom shall be residents of the Borough of Lansdowne; said appointments to take effect as of April 1, 1929; two to serve for one year, two for two years and three for three years. All appointments to fill the places of those whose terms expire shall be for a term of three years. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms. No member of this Board shall receive any salary for his or her services as such.
The Board of Library Directors shall organize as soon as may be after appointment, by the election of a President, a Secretary and a Treasurer from its membership and such other officers and agents as the Board may deem necessary. The Treasurer shall give bond to the Borough with satisfactory surety in such amount as the Board may determine.
All moneys appropriated for the establishment or maintenance, or both, of the free, public, nonsectarian library hereby established and all moneys, if any, received from other sources for its use shall be under the exclusive control and shall be disbursed under the direction of the Board of Library Directors, which shall make an annual report to the Council of the Borough of Lansdowne, which shall cover the fiscal year of said Borough and shall be in such form as provided by the Acts of Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The accounts of the Treasurer of the Board of Library Directors shall be audited as in the case of other municipal expenditures.