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Ordinance #: 7-31-1997
AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A PUBLIC LIBRARY AND APPOINT A MUNICIPAL LIBRARY BOARD TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY: AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Whereas, current law A.C.A. 13–2–501 allows a city of the 2nd class to establish and maintain a public library, and
Whereas, Act 402 of 1997 with an effective date of August 1,1997 only allows a city of the 1st class to establish and maintain a public library, and
Whereas, the city council of the City of Elkins, Arkansas has determined that it is in the best interest of Elkins. Arkansas to have a municipal library within the City of Elkins, Arkansas
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELKINS, ARKANSAS
Section 1. The City of Elkins hereby establishes a public library for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the city.
Section 2. The Mayor with approval of the city council shall appoint a board of not less than five (5) trustees no more than seven (7) trustees for the library.
Section 3. All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinances are hereby repealed.
Section 4. Should any portion of this ordinance be determined unconstitutional or invalid and so declared by a court of competed jurisdiction, then the remainder of this ordinance and any remaining applications of this ordinance, shall not be affected by such partial unconstitutionality or invalidity.
Section 5. Emergency Clause
a. Act 402 of 1997 becomes effective on August 1, 1997. After that date Elkins will no longer be eligible to have a municipal library.
b. Whereas it being immediately necessary for the preservation of the peace, health and safety of the citizens of the City of Elkins that the provisions of this ordinance be put into full force and effect, and an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of approval passage and publication.
Passed and approved this 31st day of July, 1997
Mayor Barbara King