Town of Carrollton, MO
Carroll County
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[Ord. No. 935-2 § 3, 10-2-2000]
That there is hereby created and established in the Town of Carrollton, Missouri a public library and reading room, free to the residents of the Town of Carrollton, to be known as the Carrollton Public Library.
[Ord. No. 935-2 § 4, 10-2-2000]
That the Carrollton Public Library shall be under the direction, control and management of a Board of Trustees consisting of nine (9) members to be chosen from the citizens of the Town of Carrollton, at large, with reference to their fitness and for such office; and no members of the municipal government shall be a member of said Board.
[Ord. No. 935-2 § 5, 10-2-2000]
That the members of the Board of Trustees shall be a politically non-partisan board appointed by the Council of the Town of Carrollton; they shall hold office for a term of three (3) years each, or until their successors are appointed and qualified; with each member given the privilege of re-appointment subject to the approval of the Town Council for a consecutive three-year term. Thereafter, that person shall not serve until the expiration of a period of three (3) years whereupon said person may be re-appointed to the Board. The Council may remove any trustee for misconduct or negligence of duty.
[Ord. No. 935-2 § 6, 10-2-2000; Ord. No. 2020-1355, 9-8-2020]
Vacancies in the Board of Trustees occasioned by removal, resignation, death or otherwise, shall be reported to the Council and be filled in like manner as original appointments. Any person appointed by the Council to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the remainder of the term to which his/her predecessor was appointed. Any person appointed to fill a vacancy may, at the expiration of the unexpired term appointment, be reappointed for up to two (2) consecutive three-year terms, unless the expired term filled was for one-half (1/2) or more of a term, in which case the reappointment is limited to one (1) three-year term. After a person has served his/her maximum permitted consecutive terms, then the person may not be reappointed to the board until a full board term has expired.
[Ord. No. 935-2 § 7, 10-2-2000]
That the Board of Trustees shall make and adopt such bylaws and regulations for their own guidance and for the government of library and reading rooms as may be expedient and consistent with the laws of the State of Missouri and with this Chapter; they shall have exclusive control of the expenditures of all monies collected to the credit of the library fund; they shall have the power to appoint a suitable librarian and to appoint the necessary assistants, and fix their compensation, and shall also have power to remove such appointees and may exclude from the use of the library and reading rooms any and all persons who shall willfully violate the rules and regulations established by said Board of Trustees for the operation of the public library and reading room.
[Ord. No. 935-2 § 8, 10-2-2000]
The Board of Trustees shall hold regular meetings at least once a month at the time and place to be fixed by said Board of Trustees and shall hold additional meetings upon the call of the President of the Board and shall do all things necessary to carry out the powers and duties of said Board of Trustees.
[Ord. No. 935-2 § 9, 10-2-2000; Ord. No. 2020-1347, 7-6-2020]
The Board of Trustees, at their July meeting of each year, shall meet and organize by electing such other officers as provided in the bylaws. Those officers to hold their office until the election of officers at the following July meeting.
[Ord. No. 935-2 § 10, 10-2-2000; Ord. No. 2020-1347, 7-6-2020[1]]
The librarian shall make, within eight (8) weeks after the end of the fiscal year of the library, an annual report to the Board of Trustees, stating the condition of the library and its services on the last day of the fiscal year, the various sums of money received from the library fund and from other sources, and how the moneys 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 proper official and governing body of the City and a copy shall be transmitted at the same time to the Missouri State Library.
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Editor's Note: Ord. No. 2020-1347 also changed the title of this Section from "Annual Written Report" to "Annual Report."
[Ord. No. 935-2 § 11, 10-2-2000]
Said library is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes.
[Ord. No. 935-2 § 12, 10-2-2000]
No part of the net earnings of the library shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the library shall by authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Section 150.090 hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the library shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the library shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the library shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by a library exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding Section of any future Federal tax code, or by a library, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding Section of any future Federal tax code.
[Ord. No. 935-2 § 13, 10-2-2000]
Upon the dissolution of the library, assets shall be distributed for one (1) or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding Section of any future Federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the Federal government, or to a State or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the library is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.