Chapter 14


Editor's note: Prior to the reenactment of chapter 14 by Ord. No. 1501, adopted April 9, 2001, Ord. No. 1310, § 1, adopted November 7, 1994, repealed Ch. 14, §§ 14-1– 14-3, in its entirety. Former Ch. 14 pertained to the library, and derived from the original code and Ord. No. 851, § 7, adopted February 3, 1975.

State law references: Local libraries, M.S.A., Ch. 144; larceny from libraries, § 28.596; maliciously injuring or mutilating library books, § 28.623.


Art. 1. In General, §§ 14-1– 14-6


Sec. 14-1. Library board– Created.

There is hereby established an advisory body to the city council to be known as the library board.

(Ord. No. 1501, § 1, 4-9-01)

Sec. 14-2. Same– Composition.

The board shall consist of seven (7) voting members appointed by the city council. The membership shall include the following representation: One (1) member shall be a resident of a township that contracts with the city for library services and one (1) shall be an administrator/employee from the midland public schools. The remaining five (5) members shall be residents of the city and serve as at-large representatives. The library director shall be an ex-officio member of the board with no voting privileges.

(Ord. No. 1501, § 1, 4-9-01)

Sec. 14-3. Same– Term of office.

Each member of the board shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years commencing on July 1 except that the members first appointed shall begin their terms immediately with three (3) of said members being appointed for terms ending June 30, 2004, two (2) of said members being appointed for terms ending June 30, 2003, and two (2) members being appointed for terms ending June 30, 2002.

(Ord. No. 1501, § 1, 4-9-01)

Sec. 14-4. Same– Organization, meetings.

The board shall select one of its voting members as chair and one for vice-chair for a one (1) year term. The ex-officio member shall be designated as secretary. The board may adopt such rules as it deems necessary for the transaction of its business. The board will meet as often as necessary with at least one (1) meeting each calendar quarter and all of its meetings shall be open to the public.

(Ord. No. 1501, § 1, 4-9-01)

Sec. 14-5. Same– Duties.

The board will have the following duties.

(1) Advise the city council regarding written library user policies.

(2) Respond to requests from the library director.

(3) Study and provide recommendations to the city council on the development of library service plans.

(4) Encourage the use of the library among residents of the service area.

(5) Encourage suggestions and review comments from the public regarding library services.

(6) Report to the city council annually.

(7) Perform other such functions as the city council may direct.

(Ord. No. 1501, § 1, 4-9-01)

Sec. 14-6. Enactment of library rules.

The city council shall establish by resolution such rules and regulations relative to the general control, supervision and use of the library as shall be deemed necessary or advisable.

(Ord. No. 1501, § 1, 4-9-01)