[HISTORY: Adopted by the Representative Town Meeting of the Town of Branford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The James Blackstone Memorial Library is hereby recognized, ratified, confirmed and established as a public library within the meaning, concept and intendment of Section 11-20 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, Revision of 1958.
There is hereby created a Willoughby Wallace Library Committee.
Said Committee shall consist of seven members, all of whom shall be residents of the Town of Branford.
Members of said Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen in the following manner:
All members shall be appointed for terms of five years; provided, however, that initially one member shall be appointed for a term of five years, one member shall be appointed for a term of four years, two members shall be appointed for terms of three years, two members shall be appointed for a term of two years and one member shall be appointed for a term of one year. All appointments shall be made in the month of December in each year with terms commencing on January 1.
In the event of a vacancy in the term of any member, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint a successor to serve the balance of the term vacated.
Said Committee shall manage, administer and control the operations and functions of the Willoughby Wallace Library. The Town Treasurer shall be responsible for the investment and administration of the Willoughby Adelbert and Fannie Roxanne Coe Wallace Memorial Fund in accordance with the terms of the will of Willoughby A. Wallace and after consultation with the Library Committee. The Committee shall expend the net income thereof for the upkeep of said library, for the purchase of books and periodicals and for general library purposes. All withdrawals from said fund shall require the signature of the Chairman or a designated member of the Committee and the signature of the Town Treasurer or the Assistant Town Treasurer.
Said Committee shall elect a Chairperson and Secretary for its members and shall meet at the call of its Chairperson and at such other times as the Committee may determine.