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Board By-Laws


The purpose of the Library Board is to supervise the operation of the Port Isabel Public Library and to make recommendations to the Port Isabel City Commission regarding its policies and procedures.

Section 1. The Library Board shall consist of seven members, each appointed by the Port Isabel City Commission to serve a two-year term.
Section 2. The Chairperson, at the direction of the Board, shall make recommendations to the City Commission for the appointment of members.
Section 3. The Librarian shall serve as an ex officio member of the Board.
Section 4. Any member may be removed from the Board following two (2) consecutive unexcused absences of regular meetings upon the recommendation of one member, second by another member, and by majority vote of the Board.

Section 1. The officers of the Board shall be a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary. The officers shall perform the duties prescribed by these By-Laws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Board.
Section 2. At the annual meeting held on the third Monday in November, officers shall be elected following nominations from the floor.
Section 3. Officers shall serve for two (2) years or until their successors are elected, and their term of office shall begin at the close of the annual meeting at which they are elected.

Section 1. The regular meetings of the Board shall be held on the third Monday of the calendar quarter at 4:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room unless otherwise ordered by the Board.
Section 2. The annual meeting shall be held on the third Monday in November and shall be held for the purpose of electing officers, receiving reports of officers and committees, and for any other business that may arise.
Section 3. Special meetings may be called by the Chairperson or upon written request of four members, stated in the call for the meeting along with the purpose of the meeting. Except in cases of emergency, at least seventy two (72) hours notice shall be given.
Section 4. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum.

The Chairperson of the Board shall appoint committees, standing or special, when deemed necessary to carry on the work of the Board. The Chairperson shall be the ex officio member of all committees.

Parliamentary Authority
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Board in all cases, which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these By-Laws and any special rules of order by the Board may adopt.

Amendment of By-Laws
These By-Laws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Board by a two-thirds 2/3 vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting.





Port Isabel Public Library • 213 Yturria Street. • Port Isabel, Texas 78578
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