336.2  Library districts formed.

A county library district may be established composed of one county or two or more adjacent counties and may include or exclude the entirety of a city partly within one of the counties.

Eligible electors residing within the proposed district in a number not less than five percent of those voting for president of the United States or governor, as the case may be, within said district at the last general election may petition the board of supervisors of the county or counties for the establishment of such county library district. Said petition shall clearly designate the area to be included in the district.

The board of supervisors of each county containing area within the proposed district shall submit the proposition to the registered voters within their respective counties at any general or primary election provided said election occurs not less than forty days after the filing of the petition.

A county library district shall be established, if a majority of the electors voting on the proposition and residing outside of cities maintaining a free public library favor it.

The result of the election within cities maintaining a free public library shall be considered separately, and no city shall be included within the county library district unless a majority of its electors, voting on the proposition, favor its inclusion. In such cases the boundaries of an established district may vary from those of the proposed district.

After the establishment of a county library district other areas may be included by mutual agreement of the board of trustees of the county library district and the governing body of the area sought to be included.

Section History: Early form

  [C50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 358B.2]

Section History: Recent form

  C93, § 336.2

  95 Acts, ch 67, §53

Internal References

  Referred to in § 331.381

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