[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Edgewater 3-15-1955 by Ord. No. 374; readopted 8-1-1967 by Ord. No. 476 (Ch. 52 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Trustees of the Edgewater Free Public Library shall consist of seven members; one of whom shall be the Mayor or other chief executive officer of the Borough of Edgewater; one of whom shall be the local Superintendent of Schools or, in the event that there be no such official, the principal with power of supervision over the local school system, or in case such municipality shall have none of the school officials hereinbefore mentioned, then the President of the Board of Education; and five citizens to be appointed by the Mayor or chief executive, at least four of whom shall be residents of the Borough of Edgewater. The appointments shall be for terms of one, two, three, four and five years, respectively, as they may be selected by the Mayor or other chief executive officer.
The Mayor or other chief executive officer and the Superintendent of Schools or principal, respectively, shall be allowed to each appoint an alternate to act in his place and stead with authority to attend all meetings of the Board and, in his absence, to vote on all questions before the Board.
[Added 9-3-1975 by Ord. No. 581-75]
The Board of Trustees of the Edgewater Free Public Library shall hold in trust and manage all property of the library. It may rent rooms or, when proper, construct buildings for the use of the library; purchase books, pamphlets, documents, papers and other reading matter; hire librarians and other necessary personnel, and fix their compensation; make proper rules and regulations for the government of the library; and generally do all things necessary and proper for the establishment and maintenance of the Edgewater Free Public Library. The Board of Trustees may also transfer to and receive from the deposit and exchange library service of the Bureau of Public and School Library Services of the Division of the State Library, Archives and History, in the State Department of Education, books, magazines, prints, maps and other related library materials for the purpose of augmenting the interlibrary loan service.
There shall annually be appropriated and raised by taxation for library purposes a sum equal to 1/3 of a mill on every dollar of assessable property within the Borough of Edgewater. Such additional sum as in the judgment of the Board is necessary for the proper maintenance of a free public library may be appropriated and raised by taxation, annually.