ARTICLE I


ST. TAMMANY PARISH PUBLIC LIBRARY

IN GENERAL
SEC.

19-001.00 Established; Location


        There is hereby established the St. Tammany Parish Public Library, said library to be located at the Parish seat and in other designated Towns and Wards in the Parish. (Ord. No. 104, Bk. 2, P. 172)
STATE REFERENCE: LSA R.S. 25:212, Power of Police Jury to establish library.

SEC.

19-002.00 Board Of Control


The Parish Public Library shall be governed by a Board of Control, of which the Parish President shall serve as an ex-officio member. There shall be seven (7) parish-wide appointments with six (6) members nominated parish-wide and appointed by the Parish Council. There shall be one (1) remaining member nominated and appointed by the Parish President. All terms shall be for a period of five (5) years.

The President shall appoint or designate any other Parish Council person in his stead to serve on, attend, or otherwise participate on the Board. The appointment or designation by the President of a Council person may be made without the need of further parish ordinance or resolution.

In the event that the Council members do not desire to attend or participate, then the President may appoint or designate any person other than a Parish councilperson in his stead to serve, attend or participate on said Board without further approval or ratification by the Council.

The Board of Control shall have all of the authority in respect to the Parish Public Library as is conferred upon it by law. (Ord. No. 104, Bk. 2, P. 172: Ord. No. 84-138, adopted 06/21/84; amended by Ord. No. 00-0109, adopted 02/17/2000; amended by Ord. No. 00-0157, adopted 06/01/2000))

SEC.

19-003.00 Finances


The Parish Public Library shall be equipped, maintained, operated and supported at the expense of the entire Parish, including the incorporated Towns therein, and all taxes levied and assessed, whether general or special, for it establishment, support and maintenance, shall be borne proportionately by all of the taxable property of the Parish, including that within incorporated municipalities. (Ord. No. 104, Bk. 2, P. 172)
STATE REFERENCE: LSA R.S. 25:219.
CROSS REFERENCE: See Chapter 2, Section 2-009.00 subsection (b)(11)a. for Library fines and fees.

SEC.

19-003.01 Library Millage Allocation


The St. Tammany Parish Police Jury acting in its capacity as the governing authority of the Parish of St. Tammany and the Library Board of Control agree on the following formula: In 1990, the Library Board of Control will receive twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount allocated for Library Millages. In 1991, the Library Board of Control will receive sixty-six and two-thirds percent (66 2/3%) of the Library Millage allocation. In 1992, and thereafter, the Library Board of Control will receive the full one hundred percent (100%) of the Library Millage allocation. (Ord. No. 89-1120; adopted 07/20/89)

SEC.

19-004.00 Video Recording of movies rated “R” or “NC-17"


        It is the policy of the Police Jury of St. Tammany Parish that there exists an expectation of responsibility associated with the dissemination of video recordings of movies rated “R” or “NC-17" to children under 17, and said responsibility fundamentally and legitimately rests with the entity which has custody and control of such material.
    
    As such relates to restricting the actual or potential dissemination by the St. Tammany Parish Public Library of video recordings of movies rated “R” or “NC-17" to children under 17, said Public library shall reasonably and responsibly apply the General Provisions of the Voluntary Movie Rating System that are established by the Motion Picture Association of America, except as otherwise provided as follows.
    
    The Police Jury of St. Tammany Parish urges and requests the Library Board of Control to establish and oversee the continuous implementation of a rule and regulation wholly consistent with the provisions set forth in paragraph 2 of this Section, but that said provisions shall not apply whenever any parent or legal guardian of a child under 17 executes a written waiver of the aforesaid General Provisions for such child on an appropriate form which is made a part of a Library Board of Control rule and regulation which is wholly consistent with the provisions set forth in paragraph 2 of this Section.
(Ord. 99-3007, adopted 01/21/99)

ST. TAMMANY PARISH
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