Library Board Information

Officers and Members

  1.  The Librarian shall be responsible for the management of the Library operation. The Librarian shall present at meetings any recommendation to improve library service.
  2.  The officers of the Board shall be a Chairman and Secretary elected from the members. The office of the Secretary may be held by the librarian if the Board so wishes.
  3.  The Chairman shall preside at Board meetings and appoint the necessary committees to carry out the action of the board.
  4.  The Secretary  shall keep a record of attendance at meetings, record official action of the board, and keep minutes of the meetings.
  5.  The number of members shall be six (6) members as appointed by the Town Council. No more than two (2) members will be from the ETJ (extraterritorial jurisdiction).
  6.  The members shall serve a term of two (2) years and appointments of terms are to be staggered so that all will not be newly appointed.

Powers and Duties

  1.  Make recommendations to the Town Manager concerning the construction and improvement of buildings and other structures for the library system.
  2.  Make recommendations to the Town Manager for care of the library system's facilities.
  3.  Help establish policies to protect and regulate the use of library materials.
  4.  Advise the Town Manager on Library matters generally.


  1.  The Library Board should hold at least quarterly meetings, if deemed necessary, and all of its meetings shall be open to the public.
  2. Special meetings may be called by the Librarian by giving each member forty-eight (48) hours notice.
  3. A quorum shall consist of a simple majority of the total membership of the Library Board. A quorum of the Library Board shall be in attendance before action of an official nature can be taken.
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