[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Oakmont 1-13-1969 as Ch. 40 of the 1969 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created a Library Board known as the "Library Board of the Borough of Oakmont."
[Amended 4-12-1982 by Ord. No. 015-82; 11-9-2015 by Ord. No. O36-2015]
The Board shall be composed of seven members, to be appointed by the Council of the Borough of Oakmont, with the power to supervise, conduct and maintain the present public library of the Borough of Oakmont, the lot whereon the same is erected, and any addition or additions thereto, and with the power to provide and maintain all books, magazines, periodicals, facilities and equipment necessary therefor. Said Board shall be required to perform the duties and assume the responsibilities hereinafter provided. The Board members 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 that the term of at least one member shall expire annually thereafter. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments and for the unexpired term. The Council of Verona Borough shall have the authority to appoint one member to serve in a nonvoting position on the Board, with a term of five years. The member appointed by Verona Borough shall not serve as an officer. All members shall serve without pay.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that the two additional members be appointed by the Council of the Borough of Oakmont for terms ending December 31, 1985, and December 31, 1986, respectively.
Editor's Note: Former § 40-3, Appointments, which set forth the names and terms of the original members and which immediately followed this section, was deleted 3-13-2000 by Ord. No. 09-2000.
The Library Board shall appoint from its membership a Chairman 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 the state laws and the ordinances, rules and regulations of the Borough of Oakmont. The Library Board shall from time to time make rules governing the operation and conduct of the facilities operated by said Board. The Board shall hold regular meetings at such times and places as it may designate.
The Library Board may petition for public funds and 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 Oakmont, other than current obligations or contracts to be fully executed within the then-current fiscal year, and all within the budget appropriations made by the governing body of said Borough of Oakmont.
The operations of the library of the Borough of Oakmont shall be limited to those activities which qualify under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, as amended.
[Added 9-10-1979 by Ord. No. 016-79]
Upon dissolution of the library of the Borough of Oakmont, the assets of the library shall be distributed exclusively to charitable, religious, scientific testing for public safety, literary or educational organizations which would then qualify under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code and its regulations, as amended.
[Added 9-10-1979 by Ord. No. 016-79]
The Library Board shall have the power to appoint a Chief or Supervising Librarian who possesses the necessary qualifications and who has demonstrated by actual work his or her ability to organize and direct the library system of the Borough of Oakmont and supervise the activities of such other personnel as may be deemed necessary in carrying out the program.
Any fund appropriated by the governing body of the Borough of Oakmont and budgeted to the Library Board shall be disbursed by the fiscal disbursing officer of the Borough of Oakmont upon vouchers issued by 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 Borough of Oakmont to the credit and for the use of the 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 the acceptance thereof.
The Library Board shall make full and complete reports to the governing body at such times as may be designated or requested by the governing body. The fiscal year of said Library Board shall conform to that of the Borough of Oakmont.
Such powers as are now or may hereafter be provided by statute of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or by ordinances of the Borough of Oakmont, of the County of Allegheny and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, relating to the development and operation of library systems, are hereby vested in the Library Board, to be exercised by it subject to any and all restrictions contained in such powers and ordinances.