[Adopted 10-10-1995 by Ord. No. 29-95 (Ch. 8, Art. XI, of the 1990 Code)]
The Board of Trustees of the Mount Olive Free Public Library shall consist of seven members; one of whom shall be the Mayor or other chief executive officer of the Township of Mount Olive; 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 with the advice and consent of the Township Council, at least four of whom shall be residents of the Township of Mount Olive. 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. Upon the expiration of the term of office of any trustee, the Mayor or other chief executive officer of the municipality 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.
[Amended 1-9-2007 by Ord. No. 36-2006]
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.
The Board of Trustees of the Mount Olive 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 Mount Olive 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 Township of Mount Olive. Such additional sum as in the judgment of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive is necessary for the proper maintenance of a free public library may be appropriated and raised by taxation, annually.