Library Commission

Establishment and Composition

By City Code, a Library Commission was established and was to be made up of five voting members. Commissioners serve staggered three-year terms. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and with the approval of the City Council.

Organization, Meetings

At the first meeting of each calendar year, the Commission shall elect a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary and other officers determined to be needed. The Commission shall hold at least one regular meeting each month and keep minutes of the meetings. One copy of the minutes shall be furnished to the Council as soon as possible after the meeting.

Powers and Duties

The Commission shall have the duty of operating the Redwood Falls Public Library; recommend to the Council the hiring of a Librarian and other persons as necessary for the operation of the library;

The Librarian:

  • is subject to the direction and policies of the Council and City Administrator;
  • in immediate control and supervision of the Library;
  • responsible for the performance and duties of the Librarian and other employees to the City Council, City Administrator and Library Commission.

Budget

Each year, the Commission submits to the City Administrator (via the Librarian) a budget of its anticipated disbursements for the Library for the calendar year commencing on January 1.

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