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Roger Baker
Tooele City Attorney

90 North Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074

Phone: 435.843.2120
Fax: 435.843.2129


Title 2. Chapter 1. Library

2-1-1. Establishment of public library.

There is hereby established the Tooele City public library. The library shall be forever free to the use of the citizens and residents of Tooele City, subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as proposed by the library board of directors and adopted by the Mayor as regulations governing the management and use of the library. The board may exclude from the use of the library any and all persons who shall willfully violate such rules.

(Ord. 89-13, 08-02-89)

2-1-2. Nonresident use.

The Mayor, upon the advice of the library board of directors, may extend the privileges and use of the library to persons residing outside the limits of Tooele City upon such terms and conditions as prescribed by its regulations. Nonresidents will be required to provide at least partial consideration for the privilege of using the library facilities and services.

(Ord. 89-13, 08-02-89)

2-1-3. Library board of directors - Appointment - Membership - Payment of Expenses.

There is hereby appointed a library board of directors, chosen from the citizens of Tooele City at large with reference to their fitness for such office. The board of directors shall consist of not less than five members and not more than nine members. Not more than one member of the City Council shall be, at any one time, a member of such board. Directors shall serve without compensation, but their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties may be paid from library funds. All members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. The Recorder shall notify such appointees and request from them a written acceptance of appointment. All appointees shall within 30 days of receipt of such notification file with the Recorder an acceptance of appointment. Should the same not be filed within 30 days, the person shall be considered to have declined the appointment, and the Mayor shall designate another person for appointment. The same procedure for appointment shall thereafter be followed.

(Ord. 89-13, 08-02-89)

2-1-4. Library board of directors - Terms - Election of officers - Removal - Vacancies - Duties.

Directors shall be appointed for three-year terms, or until their successors are appointed. Initially, appointments shall be made for one-, two- and three year terms. Annually thereafter, the Mayor shall, with consent of the City Council, before the first day of July of each year, appoint for three-year terms directors to take the place of the retiring directors. Directors shall serve not more than two full terms in succession. Following such appointments, the directors shall meet and elect a chairman and such other officers, as they deem necessary, for one-year terms. The Mayor, with consent of the City Council, may remove any director for misconduct or neglect of duty. Vacancies in the board of directors, occasioned by removals, resignations, or otherwise, shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments. The library board of directors shall meet quarterly and shall make and adopt rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law, for the governing of the library. The rules, regulations, and policies of the board shall be effective upon the adoption and publication thereof by the Mayor. (Ord.

89-13, 08-02-89)

2-1-5. Report of librarian.

The City Librarian shall annually on or before the 31st day of June, report to the Mayor as to the number of books and periodicals on hand, the number added by purchase, gift or otherwise, referring to the titles of periodicals, rather than total number of the same, the number of books lost or missing; the number of patrons on a monthly basis, the number of books loaned out, and such other statistics information and suggestions as the librarian may deem of general interest, or requested by the Mayor.

(Ord. 76-12, 04-12-76)

2-1-6. Donations.

Any person desiring to make donations of money, personal property, or real estate, for the benefit of this library shall have the right to vest the title to the money or real estate so donated in the name of Tooele City, to be held and credited to the general fund library account, when accepted, according to the terms of the deed, gift, devise, or bequest of such property; and as to the property, the Council shall be held and considered to be special trustees.

(Ord. 76-12, 04-12-76; Ord. 67-3, 08-14-67)

2-1-7. Repealed.

(Ord. 89-13, 08-20-89)

2-1-8. Library fund.

All funds previously maintained by the Tooele City Board of Directors separately from the General Fund of Tooele City shall upon the final passage of this provision be transferred to the Tooele City general fund, and the funds and receipts accumulated or received from all sources by the operation of the Library shall hereafter be controlled by the Mayor, as part of the City budget general fund accounts.

(Ord. 76-12, 04-12-76)

2-1-9. Annual reports to City Council and Utah State Library Board.

The library board of directors shall make an annual report to the City Council and Mayor on the condition and operation of the library, including a financial statement. The directors shall also provide for the keeping of records required by the Utah State Library Board in its request for an annual report from the public libraries, and shall submit such annual report to the board.

(Ord. 89-13, 08-20-89)

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