HOUSE BILL 589
AN ACT TO MODIFY THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CHARLOTTE AND MECKLENBURG COUNTY AS ESTABLISHED BY CHAPTER 710 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1965, AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 218 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1973.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Subsection (a) of Section 2 of Chapter 710 of the Session Laws of 1965 is hereby amended by striking out said subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
"(a) The said Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County shall be governed by a board of seven trustees. Six trustees shall be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Mecklenburg County and one shall be appointed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. No person shall be eligible to serve as a trustee during the time he holds any elective public office. The four trustees currently in office who were selected by the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of Mecklenburg County and the Mayor of the City of Charlotte pursuant to Chapter 710 of the Session Laws of 1965 shall serve the remainders of the terms for which they were appointed. Two additional trustees shall be appointed by the board of county commissioners for terms to expire on January 1, 1980, and one additional trustee shall be appointed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education for a term to expire on January 1, 1982. Thereafter, all terms of office for trustees shall be four years, except that an appointment to fill a vacancy of an unexpired term shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term only, and provided that all trustees shall continue in office until their successors are qualified and appointed. Any trustee appointed by the board of county commissioners may be removed with or without cause at any time by a four-fifths vote of the board of county commissioners. The trustee appointed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education may be removed with or without cause at any time by a two-thirds vote of the members of that board. A trustee shall be removed upon missing three consecutive meetings of the board of trustees without good cause. All trustees shall serve without compensation."
Sec. 2. Subsection (d) of Section 3 of Chapter 710 of the Session Laws of 1965 shall be amended by deleting the words "and the council of the City of Charlotte," so that subsection (d) reads simply "To sell, encumber, convey or otherwise dispose of real property, by and with the consent and approval of the Board of County Commissioners of Mecklenburg County."
Sec. 3. Chapter 218 of the Session Laws of 1973 is repealed.
Sec. 4. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 17th day of April, 1979.