Wicomico County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Council of Wicomico County 6-14-1975 by Bill No. 47.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Libraries —  See Education Article, Title 23, Annotated Code of Maryland.
[1]
Editor's Note: The preamble to this bill read as follows:
"WHEREAS, the County Council for Wicomico County finds it advisable and necessary for the good and welfare of the citizens of Wicomico County to maintain a public library system in and for said county; and
"WHEREAS, the present Board of Library Trustees of the Wicomico County Free Library, Inc., have advised the County Council for Wicomico County and it feels that the acquisition of the property now owned and operated by the said Wicomico County Free Library, Inc. by the County Council for Wicomico County and the maintenance of such library system by said County Council would greatly enhance the prospects for the growth and development of a library system in Wicomico County;
"SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF WICOMICO COUNTY MARYLAND, IN LEGISLATIVE SESSION, that..."
[Amended 10-17-2006 by Bill No. 2006-11]
In order to provide for the maintenance and development of a library system in Wicomico County adequate to serve the needs of the citizens thereof, the County is hereby authorized and empowered to acquire, create and maintain a public library or libraries, with branch libraries and library stations.
[Amended 10-17-2006 by Bill No. 2006-11]
For the purpose of maintaining such library system, the County may acquire by gift, purchase or condemnation real or leasehold property and may erect thereon, out of specially appropriated funds, buildings for the use of the library and may sell at public or private sale any such property when the same is no longer needed for library purposes.
[Amended 10-15-1979 by Bill No. 1979-14; 10-17-2006 by Bill No. 2006-11]
The public library system for Wicomico County shall be under the control of a Board of Library Trustees which shall be appointed by the County Executive and the County Council from nominees submitted by the board of Library Trustees.
[Amended 10-15-1979 by Bill No. 1979-14]
The Board of Library Trustees shall have the powers and responsibilities as set out in the Title 23, Subtitle 4, County Public Libraries, of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, 1978 Edition.
[Amended 10-15-1979 by Bill No. 1979-14; 11-12-2008 by Bill No. 2008-7]
Each member of the Board of Library Trustees shall serve for a term of five years and until a successor is appointed and qualified. The terms of the members of the Board shall be staggered as required by the terms of the members serving on the Board as of July 1, 1979. The members shall be chosen on the basis of character, ability and demonstrated interest in library matters and shall be residents of Wicomico County.