134.09 LIBRARY BOARDS.
Subdivision 1. Appointment.
When public library
service is established, except in any city
of the first class operating under a home rule charter, the mayor of the city with the approval of
the council for a city library
or the board of commissioners for a county library
, shall appoint a
board of five, seven or nine members from among the residents of the city or county. If the city
is a branch or a member of a regional public library
system, as defined in section
the mayor, with the approval of the city council, may appoint to the city library
of the county, provided that the county is participating in the regional public library
that the majority of the members of the city library
board are residents of the city. The number of
members on the board shall be determined by resolution or ordinance adopted by the council or
the board of commissioners. Not more than one council member or county commissioner shall
at any time be a member of the library
board. The appointments shall be made before the first
meeting of the library
board after the end of the fiscal year.
Subd. 2. Term of office.
If nine board members are appointed, three shall hold office for
one year, three for two years and three for three years. If seven members are appointed, three
shall hold office for one year, two for two years, and two for three years; if five are appointed,
two shall hold office for one year, two for two years, and one for three years. All terms shall end
with the fiscal year. Annually the mayor with the approval of the council, or the board of county
commissioners shall appoint board members for the term of three years until their successors
qualify a sufficient number of members to fill the places of those whose term or terms expire. A
board member shall not be eligible to serve more than three consecutive three-year terms.
Subd. 3. Removal of members.
The mayor with the approval of the council, or the board of
county commissioners may remove any member for misconduct or neglect.
Subd. 4. Abolishment.
Upon recommendation of a majority of any library
under the provisions of subdivision 1, the governing body of the city or county may abolish the
board at the end of any fiscal year provided that the governing body shall simultaneously
establish a successor library
board of either five, seven or nine members by resolution or
ordinance. The appointment of successor board members shall be made as provided in subdivision
1. The terms of successor board members shall be as provided in subdivision 2.
History: (5663) RL s 2257; 1943 c 245 s 1; 1945 c 46 s 1,2; 1961 c 235 s 1; 1973 c 123 art
5 s 7; 1983 c 314 art 11 s 3; 1986 c 471 s 2