City of Centralia, MO
Boone County
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State Law Reference — As to City libraries generally, see RSMo., §§ 182.140 et seq. As to municipal library districts, see RSMo., § 182.480 et seq. As to libraries generally, see RSMo., § 182.800 et seq. As to City funding, see RSMo., § 67.250. As to library tax, see RSMo., § 94.260.
Cross Reference — As to theft of library books, see § 20-35.1. As to exception for library employees, see § 22-4 of this code.

Section 15-1 Established. [1]

[Ord. No. 311 § 1, 4-7-1941; Ord. No. 1591 § 1, 12-17-1990]
A free public library and reading room is hereby established in the City, in accordance with and pursuant to Chapter 182 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, and as of October 13, 1965, all of the area or territory included within the geographical boundaries of the City at that time shall be a Municipal Library District, to be known as the City of Centralia, Missouri Municipal Library District. The Municipal Library District shall be a political subdivision of the State of Missouri and a body corporate, all as provided in Section 182.480 et seq. of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.
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State Law Reference — See RSMo., § 182.480.

Section 15-2 Library board of trustees; appointment; composition; terms; removal; vacancies; compensation; who may not serve. [1]

[Ord. No. 311 § 2, 4-7-1941; Ord. No. 702 § 1, 5-9-1960; Ord. No. 1591 § 1, 12-17-1990]
A Library Board of Trustees of the Municipal Library District, consisting of nine (9) trustees, shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the Board of Aldermen. The Library Board of Trustees shall be chosen from City citizens at large, with reference to their fitness for the office. All trustees shall be residents of the Municipal Library District. No member of the City government shall be a member of the Library Board of Trustees. The trustees of the Library Board of Trustees shall hold office for a three (3) year term beginning the first (1st) day of July following their appointment. Annually, before the first (1st) day of July, the Mayor, with the approval of the Board of Aldermen, shall appoint three (3) trustees, who shall hold office until their successors are appointed. The Mayor, by and with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, may remove any trustee for misconduct or neglect of duty. Vacancies on the Library Board of Trustees, occasioned by removals, resignations or otherwise, shall be reported to the Mayor and shall be filled in like manner as original appointments, except that if the vacancy is an unexpired term, the appointment shall be made for only the unexpired portion of the term. No member of the Library Board of Trustees shall serve for more than three (3) successive full terms and shall not be eligible for further appointment to the Library Board of Trustees until two (2) years after the expiration of the third (3rd) term. No trustees shall receive compensation as such, and no person shall be employed by the Library Board of Trustees who is related either by blood or by marriage to any trustee of the Library Board of Trustees.
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State Law Reference — See RSMo., §§ 182.170, 182.180 and 182.190.

Section 15-3 Property tax levied; proceeds to go to library fund. [1]

[Ord. No. 311 § 5, 4-7-1941; Ord. No. 1591 § 1, 12-17-1990]
The annual property tax levied for the establishment and maintenance of a free public library and reading room for the Municipal Library District shall be levied and collected, from year to year, by the City in like manner with other general taxes of the City. The proceeds of the levy, together with all interest accruing on same, with library fines, collections, bequests and donations in money to the Municipal Library District, shall be deposited by the City in the City Treasury to the credit of the City Library Fund, and shall be kept separate and apart from other moneys of the City. At least once in every month the proper City Finance Officer shall pay over to the Treasurer of the Municipal Library District all moneys received and collected for the City Library Fund, including interest on such moneys, and shall take duplicate receipts from the Treasurer, one of which the City Finance Officer shall file with the Secretary of the Municipal Library District and the other of which the City Finance Officer shall file in his settlement with the Board of Aldermen.
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State Law Reference — See RSMo., §§ 94.260, 182.140 and 182.200. Library district has authority to set levy, §§ 182.480 and 182.490.

Section 15-4 Library Board; annual report to Board of Aldermen. [1]

[Ord. No. 311 § 4, 4-7-1941; Ord. No. 702 § 1, 5-9-1960; Ord. No. 1591 § 1, 12-17-1990]
The Library Board of Trustees shall transmit to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen a copy of the annual report the librarian is required to make with the Library Board of Trustees within eight (8) weeks after the end of the fiscal year of the Municipal Library District.
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State Law Reference — See RSMo., § 182.210.

Section 15-5 Penalties may be imposed. [1]

[Ord. No. 1591 § 1, 12-17-1990]
The Board of Aldermen may pass ordinances imposing suitable penalties for the punishment of persons committing injury upon the public library building or the grounds or other property of the Municipal Library District and for injury to or failure to return any book belonging to the Municipal Library District.
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State Law Reference — See RSMo., § 182.240.
Cross Reference — See § 20-35.1.

Section 15-6 Library Board; powers and duties. [1]

[Ord. No. 311 § 3, 4-7-1941; Ord. No. 702 § 1, 5-9-1960; Ord. No. 1591 § 1, 12-17-1990]
A. 
The powers and duties of the Library Board of Trustees and the Board's management of the Municipal Library District shall be in accordance with Chapter 182 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.
B. 
The Library Board of Trustees may contract with the City for services, as authorized by Section 182.143 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.[2]
[2]
State Law Reference — See RSMo., § 182.143.
C. 
The City may grant City funds to the Municipal Library District, regardless of source, for the support of the free public library and Municipal Library District. Funds so granted by the City may be used by the Library Board of Trustees for operational expenses, repairs or replacements, or for capital improvements.
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State Law Reference — See RSMo., § 67.250.