THE DISTRICT LIBRARY ESTABLISHMENT ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 24 of 1989
397.174 District library agreement; provisions.
(1) The agreement shall provide for all of the following:
(a) The name of the district. For a district that is created on or after the effective date of the amendatory act that added section 3a, the name shall include the word "district".
(b) The identity of the municipalities establishing the district library.
(c) The creation of a board to govern the operation of the district and the method of selection of board members, whether by election or appointment. If board members are selected by appointment, the agreement shall provide for the term of office, the total number of board members, and the number of board members to be appointed by the legislative body of each participating municipality. If board members are selected by election, the agreement shall provide for the number of provisional board members to be appointed by the legislative body of each participating municipality.
(d) Of the amount of money to be stated in the annual budget under section 13, the percentage to be supplied by each participating municipality.
(e) The procedure for amending the agreement, which shall require the consent of the legislative bodies of not less than 2/3 of the participating municipalities.
(f) A period of time after the effective date of the agreement, not less than 1 year, during which the adoption of a resolution to withdraw from the district library under section 24 shall be void.
(g) Any distribution of district library assets to take place upon the withdrawal of a participating municipality.
(h) Any other necessary provisions regarding the district library.
(2) A district library agreement may provide that the district library board is abolished and the district library terminates unless, on or before a date stated in the agreement, the district electors approve a district library millage at a rate not less than a minimum number of mills stated in the agreement. If the district library agreement contains such a provision, the district library agreement shall specify the manner in which the net assets of the district library shall be distributed to the participating municipalities upon termination and shall contain a plan for continuing public library service to all residents of the district after termination.
History: 1989, Act 24, Imd. Eff. May 22, 1989
Am. 2005, Act 60, Imd. Eff. July 7, 2005
Popular Name: District Libraries Act
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