§ 214-2Library Board of Trustees.
§ 214-3Appointment of alternate members.
§ 214-4Term of office.
§ 214-6Power and duties.
§ 214-8Compensation; expenditure of funds.
There is hereby established a Free Public Library under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:54-1 et seq.
There is hereby created a Library Board of Trustees to consist of nine members, one of whom shall be the Mayor, one shall be the Superintendent of Schools and seven shall be citizens to be appointed by the Mayor, at least four of whom shall be residents of the municipality.
The Mayor and/or the Superintendent of Schools serving as a member of the Board may respectively appoint an alternate to act in their place and stead, with authority to attend all meetings of the Board and, in his/her absence, to vote on all questions before the Board.
The term of the members of the Library Board of Trustees shall be as provided N.J.S.A. 40:54-1 et seq.
Upon the expiration of the term of office of any Trustee, the Mayor shall appoint a citizen for a term of five years, in the same manner as the original appointment was made. Vacancies occurring in the Board of Trustees shall be filled for the unexpired term only in the same manner as the original appointments are made.
The Board of Trustees of the North Arlington Public Library shall have such power and duties as set forth in N.J.S.A. 40:54-11 et seq. and as may be amended from time to time by the Legislature.
The Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Public Library shall give bond in an amount to be fixed by the governing body, payable to the municipality, conditioned for the faithful performance and discharge of these duties. The Library Board shall, by the Treasurer upon its warrant signed by its President, receive from the disbursement officer of the municipality, the money raised therein for library purposes as provided in N.J.S.A. 40:54-8.
The Trustees of the Public Library shall receive no compensation for their services and shall not incur any expense or enter into any obligation to an amount in excess of the annual appropriation for library purposes and of the funds on hand