AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TUTTLE, GRADY COUNTY, STATE OF OKLAHOMA,PROVIDING FOR LIBRARY SERVICE TO THE CITY OF TUTTLE, OKLAHOMA.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TUTTLE, OKLAHOMA.
SECTION 1. It is the desire and intent of the governing body of the city of Tuttle to provide free public library service to the citizens of the city of Tuttle, for the benefit of the city, the State, and the Nation.
SECTION 2. The Tuttle Public Library is hereby established.
SECTION 3. The Tuttle Public Library shall be governed by a board of five members appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council. Appointments to the library board shall be made on the basis of ability, understanding of the total responsibilities and objectives of public libraries, and an active interest in the attainment of these goals. All library board members shall serve thereon without compensation.
SECTION 4. Said board members shall hold office as follows: Initial appointments shall be for one (1) one-year term, two (2) two-year terms, and two (2) three-year terms. Subsequent appointments shall be for three-year terms except in the case of an appointment to fill a vacancy, which appointment shall be for the remainder to the unexpired term which is vacant. All terms of initial and succeeding appointees shall expire on June 30 of the designated year.
SECTION 5. Any board member may be removed by the appointing authority for misconduct, failure to attend board meetings, or other neglect of duty.
SECTION 6. Immediately after the initial appointments, annually thereafter, the library board members shall meet and organize by election of one of their number as chairman, and by the election of such other officers as they deem necessary. They may adopt such rules and regulations for their own guidance and for the governance of the library as may be expedient and not inconsistent with this Ordinance and laws of Oklahoma.
SECTION 7. The library board shall recommend an annual budget to the governing body of the city. It shall set the policies of the library, accept or decline gifts, and administer the expenditure of funds received from appropriations, gifts and grants. The library board may contract for and receive funds available for library purposes from the United States, the State of Oklahoma, and any agency or instrumentalities of these entities.
SECTION 8. The library board shall submit an annual financial and statistical report to the City Manager and the city council for each fiscal year ending June 30. The report shall include an accounting for monies received and expended and such other statistics about library use, collections and staff which may be deemed necessary to account for their trust.
SECTION 9. There is hereby established and imposed a monthly library fee of $2.00 per account on each utility account in the city for the purpose of support and operation of the library. The mayor and city council shall annually appropriate to the library board from funds available to the city such moneys as deemed necessary to operate and maintain the Tuttle Public Library for the education and cultural enrichment of the citizens of Tuttle.
SECTION 10. All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
SECTION 11. This Ordinance shall be in force and take effect from and after its passage, approval and publication as required by law.
PASSED AND APPROVED by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Tuttle this 10th day of October 2022.