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Oregon Library Laws - Revised Statutes - Public Libraries: Finances
Oregon Revised Statutes
Chapter 357 - Libraries; Archives; Poet Laureate
 
PUBLIC LIBRARIES
 
357.430 Methods of financing public library by local government unit. If a governing body acts under ORS 357.417 (1)(a) or (c), its order shall state the manner in which the local government unit proposes to finance the library, including the estimated amount of any annual tax levy necessary to provide for the library. If the governing body determines that financing may be had only through a local option tax to be submitted to the electors pursuant to ORS 357.525, the order shall so state. The notice, time and manner of election shall be governed by the applicable provisions of ORS chapters 250 and 255.

357.435 Local government required to file plan with State Library. Any local government unit acting under ORS 357.417 shall notify in writing the State Library of its plan for establishing a public library. The State Library shall respond in writing within 30 days, commenting on the plan for establishing the library and on its relationship to the long-range plans for the statewide development and coordination of library services. The State Library's advice or comment is not binding upon the local government unit, and if no such advice or comment is received within 30 days of the request, the local government unit may act without further delay.
 
357.460 Financial interest of public library board and appointive body; compensation.
(1) No member of any public library board or the body appointing such board shall have any financial interest, either directly or indirectly, in any contract to which the library is a party, nor shall receive a salary or any payment for material or for services rendered the board.
 
(2) Board members may be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.