The board of trustees of each regional library system may:
(A) Develop plans of service and operation for the regional library system and submit these to the state library board, and to each other granting authority if and when required by such authority;
(B) Receive grants, payments, bequests, and gifts and have exclusive control of the expenditure of all moneys held in the name of the regional library system;
(C) Expend for library purposes, and in the exercise of the powers enumerated in this section, all moneys whether received as grants, payments, gifts, bequests, or otherwise, and generally do all things it determines necessary for the establishment, maintenance, and improvement of the regional library system under its jurisdiction;
(D) Make and publish such bylaws and rules as may be necessary for its operation and for the government of the regional library system;
(E) Purchase or lease vehicles and other personal property for the operation of the regional library system;
(F) Purchase, erect, lease, or lease with an option to purchase, appropriate buildings or parts of buildings for use of the regional library system;
(G) Hold title to and have the custody of all property, both real and personal, of the regional library system;
(H) Appoint and fix the compensation of a director and necessary assistants, who shall have the same employment status as employees of public libraries;
(I) Elect and fix compensation of a fiscal officer and a deputy fiscal officer who shall serve for a term of one year;
(J) Enter into contracts with the governing body of any participating library organized under sections 1713.28, 3375.06, 3375.10, 3375.12, 3375.121, 3375.15, 3375.22, and 3375.30 of the Revised Code, the state library board, any granting authority, the board of county commissioners of any county, the board of education of any school district, the legislative authority of any municipal corporation, boards of township trustees, colleges, universities, or public or private agencies and corporations;
(K) Accept an application from any other library desiring to become a participating library in accordance with the agreement for the formation of the system, either as originally submitted to and approved by the state library board, or as amended by and with the agreement of all the participating libraries and the approval of the state library board.
Effective Date: 03-30-1999; 2008 SB185 06-20-2008 .