A city may withdraw from the county library district upon a majority vote in favor of withdrawal by the electorate of the city in an election held on a motion by the city council. The election shall be held simultaneously with a general or city election. Notice of a favorable vote to withdraw shall be sent by certified mail to the board of library trustees of the county library and the county auditor prior to January 10, and the withdrawal shall be effective on July 1.
A county may withdraw from the district after a majority of the voters of the unincorporated area of the county voting on the issue favor the withdrawal. The board of supervisors shall call for the election which shall be held at the next general election.
A city or county election shall not be called until a hearing has been held on the proposal to submit a proposition of withdrawal to an election. A hearing may be held only after public notice published as provided in section 362.3 in the case of a city or section 331.305 in the case of a county. A copy of the notice submitted for publication shall be mailed to the county library on or before the date of publication. The proposal presented at the hearing must include a plan for continuing adequate library service with or without all participants and the respective allocated costs and levels of service shall be stated. At the hearing, any interested person shall be given a reasonable time to be heard, either for or against the withdrawal or the plan to accompany it.
A county library district may be terminated if a majority of the electors of the unincorporated area of the county and the cities included in the county library district voting on the issue favor the termination. The election shall be held upon motion of the board of supervisors and simultaneously with a primary, general, or other county election. If the vote favors termination, the termination shall be effective on the succeeding July 1.
An election for withdrawal from or termination of a county library district shall not be held more than once each four years.
[C54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 358B.16]
84 Acts, ch 1168, § 2; 85 Acts, ch 125, §1
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