40:33-13.2j "Service Contract Option."
7.The option for reorganization of the county library system provided in this section shall be known as the "Service Contract Option" and shall govern the county library system of any county whose voters have adopted it pursuant to section 5 of this act.
a.The county library commission shall offer a contract to any of the municipalities identified by the county library study commission in its report to provide such municipalities with sufficient staff and materials to insure compliance with standards promulgated by the State Librarian, with the approval of the President of Thomas Edison State College, for library service in those municipalities. Municipalities shall accept or reject such contracts by resolution of the governing body.
Any municipality which accepts a contract shall determine an appropriate geographic location within the municipality for the staff and materials provided by the county library.
b.Any municipality which rejects a contract pursuant to this section and is a member of the county library system shall remain a member of the system until such time as it elects to withdraw from the system in the manner provided in chapter 33 of Title 40 of the Revised Statutes.
L.1981,c.489,s.7; amended 2001, c.137, s.48.
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