City of Farmington, MO
St. Francois County
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[CC 1984 §15-1]
The library and branches thereof shall be forever free to the use of the inhabitants of the City, always subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as the Library Advisory Board may adopt in order to render the use of the library and branches of the greatest benefit to the greatest number. The Library Advisory Board may exclude from the use of the library and its branches any and all persons who willfully violate any such rules. The Board may extend the privileges and use of the library to persons residing outside of the City upon such terms and conditions as the Board, from time to time by its regulations, may prescribe.
[CC 1984 §15-2]
The librarian shall make within eight (8) weeks after the end of the fiscal year an annual report to the Library Advisory Board stating the condition of the library and its services on the last day of the fiscal year, the various sums of money received from library funds and other sources, and how the monies have been expended and for what purposes, and such other statistics, information and suggestions as may be of general interest. This report shall be transmitted by the Board to the Mayor and City Council and a copy shall be transmitted at the same time to the State library.
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Cross Reference — Officers generally, §115.010 et seq.
[CC 1984 §15-3]
It shall be unlawful for any person to take from the public library or its branches any book, pamphlet, periodical, paper, phonograph record, cassette tape or other property, except in accordance with the rules established by the Library Advisory Board.
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Cross Reference — Ordinance violations concerning property, §210.290 et seq.
[CC 1984 §15-4]
It shall be unlawful for any person to take or borrow from the public library or its branches any book, pamphlet, periodical, paper, phonograph record, cassette tape or other property and neglect to return the same within two (2) weeks from the date of mailing a statement to his/her address.
[CC 1984 §15-5]
It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully or wantonly cut, mutilate, mark, tear, write upon, deface or otherwise destroy or injure, in whole or in part, any book, pamphlet, periodical, paper, phonograph record, cassette tape or other property belonging to the library or shall suffer any such injury to be inflicted while the property is in their custody or shall willfully or wantonly injure any of the furniture or property in the library building or on the library grounds.
[CC 1984 §15-6]
An outside book deposit is maintained for the convenience of those using the library but does not relieve any person depositing library property therein from the responsibility of properly returning the property nor from any injury to any such property.
[CC 1984 §15-21; Ord. No. 1-152 §1, 11-17-1980; Ord. No. 1-459 §§1 — 2, 3-21-2005]
There is hereby created a board consisting of nine (9) members, to be determined as set out in Section 130.080 (A) and one (1) ex officio member to be determined as set out in Section 130.080 (C).
[CC 1984 §15-22; Ord. No. 1-152 §2, 11-17-1980; Ord. No. 1-459 §§3 — 4, 3-21-2005]
A. 
Qualifications. Members of the Library Advisory Board shall be registered voters and residents of the Farmington R-VII School District, however, not less than seven (7) members shall be residents of the City of Farmington.
B. 
Term. Each year, on or before the regular meeting of the City Council in May, the Mayor shall, with the recommendations of the incumbent members of the Library Advisory Board given due consideration and with the consent of the City Council, appoint three (3) additional members to the Board who shall hold office for three (3) years.
C. 
Ex Officio Member. The Chairman of the Public Services Committee shall serve as the ex officio member of the Library Advisory Board and shall maintain liaison with the City Council and the City Administrator, but shall not have a vote in the decisions of the Board.
D. 
Vacancy. If a vacancy occurs, the Library Advisory Board shall submit a recommendation to the Mayor to fill the vacancy. The City Council shall fill the vacancy by appointing a new member to serve the balance of the unexpired term.
[CC 1984 §15-23]
No member of the Library Advisory Board shall receive compensation as such, and no person shall be employed by the Board who is related either by blood or by marriage to any member of the Board.
[CC 1984 §15-24; Ord. No. 1-152 §3, 11-17-1980]
The Library Advisory Board shall establish regular scheduled meetings in their bylaws and call special meetings as often as required. The Board shall adopt bylaws to govern the conduct of business.
[CC 1984 §15-25; Ord. No. 1-152 §4, 11-17-1980]
The Library Advisory Board shall elect a Chairman, a Vice Chairman and a Secretary from its membership to serve a term of one (1) year at its first (1st) meeting after the first (1st) City Council meeting in April of each year. The names of the new officers shall be reported to the City Council at their next regular meeting.
[CC 1984 §15-26; Ord. No. 1-152 §5, 11-17-1980]
A. 
The Library Advisory Board shall act in an advisory capacity to the City Council for the purpose of developing, reviewing and promoting any and all library programs and activities which are funded out of the general revenue of the City.
B. 
The Board may investigate or study any problem or condition related to the development and improvement of the City library. The Board may present a proposed plan of design to the City Council.
C. 
The Board shall keep the City Council informed of its activities.
D. 
The Board shall have the power to appoint subcommittees of citizens who are not members of the Board for designated periods of time to assist with specific projects relating to the library facilities and operations. The subcommittees will report their findings and recommendations to the Library Advisory Board which shall make any final report and recommendation to the City Council. Each subcommittee will disband when work in its assigned project is completed.
E. 
The Library Advisory Board shall develop and recommend library policies to the appropriate committee of the City Council for their consideration and adoption.
[CC 1984 §15-27; Ord. No. 1-152 §6, 11-17-1980]
The Library Advisory Board shall, during the annual budget cycle of each year, submit to the City Administrator its recommendation for the library budget.
[CC 1984 §15-28; Ord. No. 1-152 §7, 11-17-1980]
A. 
The library staff shall be classified as full-time regular employees of the City and shall be entitled to the benefits thereof.
B. 
The Board shall recommend job descriptions for staff positions to the City Administrator.
C. 
When vacancies occur on the library staff, the Board shall take the appropriate measures to obtain qualified applicants. From these individuals, representatives from the Board shall assist the City Administrator in interviewing and selecting the most suitable person for employment in this position.
D. 
The librarian shall consult with the City Administrator on matters pertaining to the day-to-day operation of the library.