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DESCHUTES PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD - PROSPECTIVE MEMBER BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Board will ensure that vacancies for the Board Budget Committee are filled in a timely manner and with equitable geographic representation to the degree possible.

Accordingly,

  1. The Budget Committee consists of the Deschutes Public Library Board plus an equal number of appointed electors.
  2. “Electors” are registered voters in the district.
  3. Electors cannot be officers, agents or employees of the District.
  4. Electors are appointed for staggered 3-year terms.
  5. All members of the Budget Committee have the same authority.
  6. At the direction of the Board president, the Director shall publicly advertise district-wide for applicants for vacant positions.
  7. The Board shall accept and review written applications from prospective Budget Committee members. Recent past committee members may submit a letter of interest in lieu of application.
  8. The Board may review applications and select which applicants to interview.
  9. The Board may interview applicants.
  10. The Board shall fill the vacant positions by appointment by a majority vote of the Board.
  11. 11. If no suitable applicants are identified, the committee could have less than the 10 members but no fewer than six (quorum).

Budget Committee’s Duties:

  1. Receive and review the budget document.
  2. Hear the budget message.
  3. Hear and consider public comment.
  4. Request and receive additional information as needed.
  5. Discuss and revise the budget as needed.
  6. Approve the budget.
  7. Approve the property tax rate.

Applications due by 4 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2024.

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Page Last Modified Monday, February 26, 2024


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