AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 2, MISCELLANEOUS, CHAPTER 6 -
the City of Norris has an established Library Commission, and
WHEREAS, the City of Norris City Council wishes to amend certain aspects
of the Library Commission Code, and
WHEREAS, the Norris Library Commission has made
certain recommendations to City Council to amend the Library Commission Code, and
the City of Norris City Council is empowered to make changes to City Code per Article IV and Article V of the City Charter,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY
OF NORRIS AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1: That Section 2-603 be deleted
in its entirety and replaced with:
2-603. Basic Purpose.
The Norris Library Commission is to:
1. Work with staff of the Betty Anne Jolly Community
Library to plan for the future evolution of the library.
2. Be an advocate for the library with
city, county, regional, and state governments and related library organizations.
3. Promote the
library and its services. The commission will serve as a liaison between the library and the community, informing each
of the needs of others, and will sponsor community events and activities relating to the library.
Provide special items for the library through fund raising activities.
5. Encourage gifts, endowments,
6. Promote volunteer activities and public participation, as might be appropriate
to meet special needs.
7. Support and assist the Norris Archives Committee and other components
of the Norris City government with issues of mutual interest.
SECTION 2: That Section 2-604 be deleted in its entirety and replaced with:
2-604. General powers and duties. It is acknowledged that the Betty Anne Jolly Community
Library is a component of the Anderson County Library Board, and that it is organized and partially funded through this association.
The central management and oversight is the Anderson County Library Board. Independent of the role of the Board, the
Norris Library Commission is a commission of the City of Norris. The Commission is hereby empowered to identify, recommend,
and promote projects and activities to fulfill the objectives listed under Section 2-603, Basic Purposes, utilizing such facilities
and appropriations as the city council may designate.
The Library Commission is authorized to accept
on the behalf of the City of Norris any gift, grant, or bequest of money or other personal property for the use of the Betty
Anne Jolly Community Library. Such gifts, grants, etc. will be dedicated to the benefit of the Betty Anne Jolly
Library, and are tax-deductible to the donor. If any gift, grant, etc. obligates the City of Norris to any expenditure
of money or other liability, then the acceptance of such a gift shall be subject to the approval of the Norris City Council.
Any money received as a gift by the Library Commission shall be deposited within three (3) days of receipt with the city manager
for deposit to the appropriate City Fund. Receipts for all gifts, grants, etc. will be provided to donors. Funds
deposited on behalf of the Library Commission may be drawn out and used for library purposes in accordance with all City budgeting
and purchasing policies.
The Norris Library Commission promotes and endorses larger groups for library
support, e.g. a friends of the library organization.
This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval as required by law.
Adopted First reading:
February 8, 2016
Public Hearing: March 14, 2016
Second reading: March 14, 2016