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
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
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.
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.