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15.  Library Board Of Trustees: The Library Board of Trustee shall:

15.1 Be appointed and serve terms as provided by the Eldora City Ordinance.

15.2 Meet and organize by the election of the President, Vice-President, Secretary and such other officers as the Board may deem necessary.

15.3 Have charge, control and supervision of the Library, including the Library building and all of its contents, and shall direct and control all of the affairs of the Library.

15.4 Employee a Library Director and such assistants and employees as may be necessary for the proper management of the Library, and fix their compensation, but prior to such employment the compensation of such Director and assistants and employees shall be fixed for the term of employment by majority of the members of the Board voting in favor thereof.  The Board will give directions to the Director.

15.5 Remove such Director and assistants and employees by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of said Board for any misdemeanor, incompetency, or inattention to the duties of such employment.

15.6 Select and purchase books, pamphlets, magazines, periodicals, papers, maps, journals, furniture, fixtures, stationery and supplies for the Library.

15.7 Authorize the use of the Library by nonresidents of the City.

15.8 Make and adopt, amend, modify or repeal, by-laws, rules and regulations not inconsistent with law for the care, use, government and management of the Library and business of the Board, fixing and enforcing penalties for the violation thereof.

15.9 Have exclusive control of the expenditures of all taxes levied for Library purposes as provided by law, and of the expenditure of all monies available by gift or otherwise for the erection of Library buildings, and of all other monies belonging to the Library Fund.

15.10 Shall keep a record of its proceedings.

15.11 Give appropriate directions to the Director.

15.12 Adopt Library Policies.

15.13 Have regular monthly meetings and such special meetings as may be called by the President to conduct the Library's business.

15.14 Have power to contract with any school corporation, the township trustees of any civil Township, the Board of Supervisors of Hardin County and the Council of any city or town, whether said school corporation, and civil Township, County, City or town, being in Hardin County or not, for the use of the Library by the residents of such school corporation,  civil Township, County, City or town, by one or more of the following methods in whole or in part:

            a.  By lending the books of the Library to such residents on the same terms and conditions as to residents of the City.

            b.  By the establishment of depositories of books of the Library to be loaned to such residents at stated times and places.

            c.  By the transportation of books of the Library by bookmobile or other conveyances, for lending the same to such residents at stated times and places.

            d.  By establishment of branch libraries for lending books to such residents.

            e.  The contracts as provided for herein, unless otherwise provided in such contracts, shall remain in force for five (5) years unless sooner terminated by majority vote of the electors of such school corporation, civil Township, City or town.

15.15 Annually make to the City Council a report for the year ending June 30, containing a statement of the condition of the Library, the number of books added thereto, the number subletted, the number not returned or lost, the amount of fines collected, and the amount of money expended in the maintenance thereof during year, together with such other information as it may deem important.

15.16 Adopt and submit the next year's proposed budget to the City Council on or before January 1 of each year.

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