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About the Board of Trustees
The membership of the Board shall consist of seven members appointed by the Mayor, with the concurrence of the Coos Bay City Council, appointments to begin on July 1 in the year of their appointment and expire on June 30. Term of office shall be for four years. Unexpired terms shall be filled by the appointing body. Not more than one elective officer of the county or any city shall serve at one time as a member of the Board. No member of the Board shall have any financial interest, either directly or indirectly, in any contact to which the library is a party, nor shall receive a salary or any payment for material or for services rendered by the Board, provided that Board members shall be entitled to reimbursement for travel and other necessary expenses. No person shall hold appointment as a member of the Board for more than two full consecutive terms. Any person may be appointed again to the Board after an interval of one year; however, this is not recommended by the Board. Regular attendance at Board meetings, special Board or committee meetings, or occasional meetings of the City Council or budget committee pertaining to library issues is important. Failure of a Board member to attend three Board meetings within a fiscal year will be grounds for a request from the Board for resignation and/or for dismissal by the appointing body.
The Board shall meet monthly, unless otherwise ordered by the Chair. Special meetings of the board may be called by the Chair at any time, provided that reasonable notice be given members. A quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of four members of the Board. The annual meeting of the Board shall be held at the regular September meeting, for the review of the past year.