[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Mansfield 7-24-1991, effective 8-17-1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Town of Mansfield Library Ordinance."
There is hereby created the Mansfield Library Department for the purpose of providing town library services.
There is hereby created a Mansfield Library Board consisting of nine (9) members who shall be appointed by the Town Manager and who shall serve without compensation. Of the nine (9) members first appointed, three (3) shall be appointed for one (1) year; three (3) for two (2) years; and three (3) for three (3) years. Thereafter all appointments to the Board shall be for a term of three (3) years. A member shall serve from his or her appointment until his or her successor is appointed. As far as possible, the Board shall represent a cross section of the Town of Mansfield, and all members must be residents of the town. The Town Manager and the Town Librarian shall be ex officio members of the Board.
The Board shall elect a Chairperson and Secretary from among its members, shall keep records and shall hold meetings at the call of the Chairperson and at such other times as the Board or Town Manager may determine. Meetings shall be held at least once every calendar quarter.
The Mansfield Library Board shall advise the Town Manager in formulating library policies and objectives, recommending new library programs and publicizing library programs, reviewing the proposed library budget, enlisting public cooperation and understanding for library programs, assisting with cultural activities associated with the library and making recommendations concerning acceptance of any bequest, devise, gift or endowment.
All regular employees of the Mansfield Library Department shall be employees of the Town of Mansfield.