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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Board



Berlin Town Charter –


Section 8-18-1. Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Establishment. There is established a public library in the Town of Berlin known as the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library in accordance with the restricted gift of the Kensington Library Society and Chapter 190 of the Connecticut General Statutes. There shall be a Library Board consisting of nine (9) members to be appointed by the Council, not more than five (5) of whom shall be of the same political party.


Section 8-18-2. Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Terms. Members shall be appointed by the Council for three (3) year terms. Members shall be electors of the town and shall serve without compensation. All Members serving at adoption of this Charter shall serve until their term expires.


Section 8-18-3. Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Duties and Functions. The Library Board shall have charge of the Library and may expend such sums of money as are available and necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Library facilities, provided any such expenditure must comply with the provisions of Chapter 5 and Section 6-10 of this Charter.


Section 8-18-4. Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Rules and Regulations. The Library Board may adopt reasonable rules and regulations for the conduct of its affairs and for the use of the Library facilities, subject to the approval of the Manager. Decisions of the Board shall be made by a majority vote of those present and voting and no business shall be transacted without five (5) members present. The Board shall keep accurate records of its meetings and actions.


Section 8-18-5. Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Building Facilities and Staff. The Town of Berlin shall provide and maintain a suitable building for the Library and will sufficiently staff said building with town employees to operate the Library.


Section 8-18-6. Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Powers. The Library Board shall have all of the powers and authority granted to public libraries under the Connecticut General Statutes as may be amended from time to time.


Section 8-18-7. Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Budget. The Library Board shall submit a budget proposal pursuant to Chapter 7 of this Charter.


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