BY-LAWS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
GAIL BORDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
ARTICLE I. NAME
ARTICLE II. PURPOSE AND DUTIES
Specific, but not exclusive, duties of the Board shall be the establishment of necessary policies; enactment of necessary ordinances; employment of necessary personnel; supervision of the expenditure of library funds; and to discharge legal responsibilities as determined by law.
ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP
Section 2. The election of Trustees shall be in the manner described by The Illinois Compiled Statutes. The term of each member shall begin as provided by statute.
Section 3. In the case of a vacancy on the Board, the vacancy shall be filled by the remaining Trustees until the next election, at which time a Trustee shall be elected to fill the vacancy.
ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS
Section 2. Trustee officers shall be elected as provided by statute. The election will be conducted by the District in accordance with provisions of the Library District Act.
Section 3. The current President or Secretary shall preside and take nominations from the assembled Trustees. Consent must be obtained from the potential nominee before placing that person in nomination. No second to a nomination is needed. Officers shall be elected by a majority of all Trustees present. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by seniority of service on the Board. Those elected will begin serving at once.
Section 4. Election by ballot must be made if requested, however, it must comply with the Open Meetings Act. Ballots shall be furnished by the Library Director. A teller to read the ballots will be appointed by the President.
Section 5. No Trustee will hold more than one office at a time.
Section 6. Term of office shall be two years or until successors are elected and qualified.
Section 7. A vacancy in any office shall be filled by the Board for the unexpired term.
ARTICLE V. DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 2. The Vice-President shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the President in the absence of the President and perform other such duties as the board may direct.
Section 3. The Treasurer shall direct the maintenance of financial accounts and records of the Library, subject to yearly audit; shall give bond in such amount and by a surety firm approved by the Board; and perform other such duties as the Board may direct.
Section 4. The Secretary shall sign official documents; preside over meetings in the absence of both the President and Vice President; direct the maintenance of appropriate records; have the power to administer oaths and affirmations for the purpose of the Library Act; and perform other such duties as the Board may direct.
ARTICLE VI. MEETINGS AND QUORUM
Section 2. A quorum shall consist of four Trustees and a majority of those present shall determine the vote taken on any question.
Section 3. Special meetings for a stated purpose may be called by the President or the Secretary or by any four Trustees provided that reasonable prior notice be given Board members in accordance with the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
Section 4. The Board may adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of considering matters of personnel, land acquisition, and other matters as authorized by The Illinois Compiled Statutes. Matters decided in Executive Session shall not be binding unless put into motion and passed at an open meeting.
ARTICLE VII. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
ARTICLE VIII. AMENDMENTS