Borough of Punxsutawney, PA
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Punxsutawney as Ch. 14 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable]
The official name of the municipal library of the Borough shall be "Punxsutawney Memorial Library."
A. 
There is hereby created a Board of Directors of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, hereinafter referred to as the "Board."
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The Board shall be appointed by the Borough Council and shall consist of seven members.
[Amended 4-12-2010 by Ord. No. 1096; 6-14-2016 by Ord. No. 1139]
C. 
The Borough Council shall appoint the members of the Board for staggered terms, with approximately 1/3 of the members' terms expiring each year and with three-year terms. Nothing in this chapter shall affect the terms of members of the Board of Directors as it existed on May 8, 1972; provided, however, that all future appointees shall serve for terms of three years.
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All members shall serve until their successors have been appointed.
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No member of the Board shall receive any salary for his service as such.
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The Board shall be organized by its election of a President, Secretary and Treasurer from its membership and such other officers and agents as the Board may deem necessary.
Meetings of the Board may be called by the President or Secretary upon reasonable notice to other members of the Board. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
A. 
The Board is hereby designated as agent for the Borough to provide public library service to the residents of the Borough and such other surrounding areas as the Board shall designate.
B. 
All moneys appropriated for the establishment, maintenance and improvement of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library and all moneys, if any, received from other sources for its use shall be under the exclusive control and shall be disbursed under the direction of the Board.
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The Board shall have the power to contract with the Board of Directors of another library to establish a cooperative plan for improving library services.
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The Board shall make a report, annually, to the Borough Council, of the moneys received by such library and the dispositions made thereof, and the accounts of the Treasurer of the Board shall be audited as in other municipal expenditures.
The Treasurer of the Board of Directors shall give a bond to the Borough with satisfactory surety and in such amount as the Board shall determine.
[Amended 8-31-1987 by Ord. No. 943]
The Borough is committed to assist in the maintenance of the library at a level of financial support as set from time to time by the Borough Council by ordinance.