CITY, VILLAGE, AND TOWNSHIP LIBRARIES (EXCERPT)
Act 164 of 1877
397.202 Governing board; number; qualifications; terms.
(1) If a city council decides to establish and maintain a public library and reading room under this act, the mayor of that city shall, with the approval of the city council, appoint a governing board of 5 members for the library and reading room, chosen from the citizens at large, with reference to their fitness for that office. Not more than 1 member of the city council may be a member of the board at any 1 time.
(2) If a city council decides, after the first appointment of the governing board under subsection (1), that the purposes of the library and reading room would be better served by a different number of members on the governing board, the city council may by ordinance change the number of members to an odd number not less than 5 or more than 9.
(3) The term of office for each member of the governing board may be changed by ordinance to a term of not less than 2 years or more than 5 years.
(4) Notwithstanding section 3, if the term of office is changed by ordinance by a city council, the term of office for subsequent appointments by the mayor shall be the same as prescribed by the ordinance.
History: 1877, Act 164, Eff. Aug. 21, 1877
CL 1897, 3450
CL 1915, 3432
CL 1929, 8060
Am. 1931, Act 248, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931
CL 1948, 397.202
Am. 2000, Act 99, Imd. Eff. May 19, 2000
Am. 2014, Act 131, Imd. Eff. May 27, 2014
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