Article I. Name
The name of this Board is the Board of the Ledding Library.
Article II. Purpose, Authority, and Duties
A. The purpose of this Board is to advise the Milwaukie City Council and the Ledding staff on library patrons’ needs.
B. The Board is authorized by Milwaukie Municipal Code Chapter 2.28 in
accordance with ORS 357.400 to 357.621.
C. The Board’s duties, under the general direction of the Council, include:
reviewing and commenting on rules and policies for the operation of the
library; commenting on the acceptance or rejection of donations of real or
personal property or funds donated to the library; commenting on sites for
public library buildings or for location of library facilities; and other such
activities. The Board also works toward adequate financial support for
the library, although the Board has no responsibility for the budget or for any financial transactions.
Article III. Membership
A. Each Board member shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of
Council, and those members shall serve at the pleasure of the Council.
Terms are for a period of four years. Board members shall serve no more
than two, consecutive full terms. The Council may waive this limitation if it is in the public interest to do so.
B. The board consists of seven members. Those non-City residents
eligible for board membership shall reside within the service area of
North Clackamas School District #12. No member may be a City of
Milwaukie officer, agent, or employee.
C. Vacancies are filled in the same manner as the original appointments.
D. Upon failure of any member to attend three consecutive meetings, the Board may recommend termination of that appointment to the Council, and the Council may remove in incumbent from the Board and declare the
position vacant to be filled in the manner of a regular appointment.
E. All members shall serve without compensation.
Article IV. Officers and Staffing
A. Officers. The officers consist of a chair and a vice chair who shall be
selected by the membership and who shall serve at the pleasure of the
membership for one year. Nominations and election of officers shall be
taken from the floor at the Board’s June meeting of each year. Officers may be re-elected.
B. Chair. The chair shall have general supervisory and directional powers
over the Board. The chair shall preside at all Board meetings and review
the Board agendas with the staff liaison. The chair shall also be an ex- officio member of all subcommittees and shall be the sole spokesperson for the Board unless the responsibility is delegated in writing.
C. Vice Chair. The vice chair shall execute all powers of the chair in the
absence of the chair.
D. Staff. The City of Milwaukie will provide staff support to the Board for
meeting notification, word processing, minutes preparation, copying, and
information gathering to the extent the budget permits.
Article V. Organizational Procedures
A. The Board shall hold meetings as necessary at a time and place designated by staff consistent with Oregon Public Meetings Law.
B. Fifty-one percent of the voting membership of the Board shall constitute a
quorum. The concurrence of a majority of the Board members present shall be required to decide any matter. If a quorum is not attained in fifteen minutes following the scheduled call to order, the meeting shall be
C. All members who are present at Board meetings, including the Chair and
Vice Chair, are allotted one vote each on all motions.
D. These bylaws may be repealed or amended, or new bylaws may be adopted by a majority vote of the Milwaukie City Council on its own
initiative, or upon a recommendation from the Board.
E. The parliamentary authority for this Board is Robert’s Rules of Order Revised except where superseded by these bylaws or local, state, or
F. Individuals being considered must be willing to dedicate to, at a minimum,
one meeting per month to the Board.