PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICTS
33-2711. Consolidation of library districts. When there are two (2) or more library districts, which have at least one (1) common boundary, the boards of trustees of the library districts, meeting together, may determine that it is in the best interest of library service that the districts be consolidated, as herein provided.
The boards of trustees shall jointly prepare a petition describing the boundaries of the existing library districts, the names of the existing library districts, and praying for the reorganization of the territory therein described as one (1) or more library districts to be known as the "…. (Name) Library District" and with boundaries as set forth in the petition.
The petition shall be signed by the chairpersons of the library boards upon majority approval of the respective boards involved in the consolidation.
The petition shall be forwarded to the clerk of the board of county commissioners in all counties affected, who shall verify the signatures, and shall file the petition. Thereupon, the board of county commissioners in all counties affected shall proceed with the hearing and resolution as outlined in section 33-2704, Idaho Code. Upon completion of the hearing, the board of county commissioners shall issue an order granting the petition.
In the order granting the petition of consolidation, the board of county commissioners in all counties affected shall certify the new boundaries and the name of the district.
A copy of the order shall be transmitted to the board of trustees of the library districts involved, and to the board of library commissioners.
Other notices required by law shall be filed by the board of trustees of the district, including a legal description and map of altered boundaries prepared in a draftsmanlike manner to be filed with the board(s) of county commissioners, the county recorder, the county assessor of the home county, the board of library commissioners, and the state tax commission in a timely manner, but no later than December 15, of the year in which consolidation takes place.
The board of county commissioners of the home county of the consolidated public library district shall within ten (10) days take action to reaffirm members of the board of trustees, or to appoint members of the board, who shall be chosen from the members of the boards initiating the consolidation. These trustees shall serve until the next annual election of trustees or until their successors are elected and qualified as in section 33-2715, Idaho Code. The board of trustees shall take the oath of office as outlined in section 33-2715, Idaho Code.
[(33-2711) 33-2722B, as added by 1973, ch. 102, sec. 3, p. 172; am. and redesignated 1989, ch. 132, sec. 6, p. 290; am. 1990, ch. 378, sec. 9, p. 1051; am. 1995, ch. 119, sec. 7, p. 517; am. 1996, ch. 71, sec. 12, p. 224; am. 2006, ch. 235, sec. 24, p. 713.]