Public Notice BENNINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 6:00 PM LOCATION: Bennington Public Library Conference Room 11401 N 156th Street, Bennington, Nebraska Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 6:00 PM a meeting of the Bennington Public Library Board of Trustees will be held at the Bennington Public Library, 11401 N 156th Street, Bennington. Agenda 1. Call to Order – Roll Call – Open Meetings Act 3. Minutes of previous Library Board meeting A. Motion to approve – October 24, 2023 4. Reports A. Financial B. Circulation Statistics C. Director's Narrative 8. Announcements A. Next City Council Meeting – December 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM B. Next Library Board Meeting – January 23, 2024 at 6:00 PM 9. Adjournment
Library Board Vacancy
CITY OF BENNINGTON
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
CITY OFFICE; 15505 WAREHOUSE ST, BENNINGTON, NE; 402-238-2375
The City of Bennington is seeking applicants for a member of the Bennington Public Library Board of Trustees. The term for this appointment is four (4) years and begins in January 2024. Individuals interested in the position should submit a letter of interest to the City Office at P. O. Box 221 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, December 15 at 4 p.m. For more information, please contact Lisa Flaxbeard at 402-238-2201.
CITY OF BENNINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE
ARTICLE VI – LIBRARY BOARD
SECTION 1-601: MEMBERS, TERMS, DUTIES
Pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statute §51-201 a Library Board for the City of Bennington has previously been established. The Library Board shall be appointed and shall consist of at least five members, a majority of which shall be residents of the City. Members of the Library Board shall be nominated by the mayor and approved by a majority vote of the City Council.
The members of the Library Board shall serve a four-year term of office, and may be reappointed at the end of any such term. In cases of vacancies by resignation, removal, or otherwise, the mayor and City Council shall fill such vacancy for the unexpired term. The Library Board’s members shall serve without compensation and may be required, in the discretion of the City Council, to give a bond in a sum set by resolution of the City Council and conditioned upon the faithful performance of their duties. Neither the mayor nor any member of the City Council shall serve as a member of the Library Board while serving a term of office as mayor or as a member of the City Council.
At the time of the Library Board’s first meeting in January of each year, the members shall organize by selecting from their number a president, secretary, and such other officers as may be necessary. No member of the Library Board shall serve in the capacity of both president and secretary. It shall be the duty of the secretary to keep the full and correct minutes and records of all meetings and to file the same with the city clerk, where they shall be available for public inspection at any reasonable time. A majority of the Library Board’s members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The Library Board shall meet at such times as the City Council may designate, or as otherwise provided in the procedures and rules which the Library Board may adopt. Special meetings may be held upon the call of the president or any three members of the Library Board.
The Library Board shall have the authority to appoint a librarian subject to the approval of the City Council. The Library Board shall have the authority to appoint all other library employees. It shall be the duty of the Library Board to have general charge of the library and to establish appropriate by-laws, rules, and regulations for the Board’s guidance and for the management, operation, and governance of the library as it may deem expedient, but not inconsistent with §§51-201 to 51-219 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes. The Library Board shall have supervisory authority over all employees of the library including the librarian. All actions of the Library Board shall be subject to the review and supervision of the City Council. The Library Board shall be responsible for making such reports and performing such additional duties as the City Council may designate from time to time.
(Amended 9-12-05, Ord. No. 316; 1-8-07, Ord. No. 354; 6-10-19, Ord. No. 478)