Town of Boonton, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Boonton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted by Ord. No. 5-97]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
The receipt of library materials from the Holmes Library by means of or by charging the same to a library card pursuant to procedures as established by the library requiring the return of said library material within a specified period of time.
The library established as a municipal library by public referendum primarily funded by the taxpayers of the Town of Boonton, which library is open to and serves the public of the Town of Boonton.
Any books, other written materials, phonograph records, videocassettes, other audiovisual materials and any other materials provided by the library for borrowing by its patrons, including materials provided pursuant to reciprocal and interlibrary loan programs.
The Board of Trustees of the Holmes Library shall adopt and post in a conspicuous place in the library reasonable rules, regulations and procedures governing the borrowing of library materials which may be available for borrowing to the public and concerning such other matters as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Board of Trustees.
No person shall cut, tear, deface, disfigure, damage or destroy any library materials or other property borrowed from, owned by or in the custody of the Holmes Library.
No person shall remove from the library any materials or other property owned by or in the custody of the library, unless such person shall have complied with the applicable rules, regulations and procedures of the library governing the borrowing of such library materials.
No person shall detain or fail to return any library materials borrowed from the Holmes Library after 30 days have elapsed from the date of posting by certified mail, return receipt requested, of a notice demanding return thereof, addressed to said person at the last address furnished to the library. Compliance with the requirements of this section shall be in addition to the requirements of any library regulations governing one for the late return of borrowed library materials.
No person shall register or furnish a false name or address to obtain a library card or use without the owner's permission any library card other than the one issued to said person for the purpose of borrowing library materials from the Holmes Library.
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Director of the Holmes Library or such person as may, from time to time, be designated by the Board of Trustees of the Holmes Library.
Any violation of § 167-3, 167-4 or 167-5 of this article shall constitute a separate violation as to each item of library materials or property damaged, removed without authorization or not timely returned to the library.
In the case of any violation of § 167-5 of this article, each thirty-day period after receipt of the initial notice provided for therein during which library materials are not returned shall constitute a separate violation.
Persons charged with a violation of this article shall be permitted to pay the penalties through the Violation Bureau, provided that all library materials are returned to the library, fine paid to the library and a receipt therefor exhibited to the Violations Clerk. For the first offense, the penalty shall be $20; and for the second offense, the penalty shall be $25. For further offenses and for other violations of this article, a court appearance is required, and a penalty will be assessed, in the discretion of the Judge of the Municipal Court, not to exceed the penalty provision of Subsection B.
Any person violating any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $100 for each separate violation, as specified in subsection § 167-8 hereof.
[Adopted 11-19-2001 by Ord. No. 16-2001[1]]
Editor's Note: Section 2 of this ordinance provides as follows:
Section 2. Current Membership. There are currently five citizen members of the Boonton Holmes Public Library Board of Trustees whose terms have not expired and/or have not been removed as a result of poor attendance. These five citizen members shall continue to serve in accordance with their terms as originally appointed.
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:54-9 et seq., the Boonton Holmes Public Library Board of Trustees shall be comprised of seven trustees as follows:
The Mayor or his designated representative.
The Superintendent of Boonton Public Schools or his designated representative.
Five citizens, who must be residents of Boonton, appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Board of Aldermen.
The terms of the citizen trustees shall be for five years each, beginning on January 1 of the first year and ending on December 31 of the last year.
Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term only.