Decide On The Number Of Board Members

Public library districts can have five or seven members. (See Montana Code Annotated 22-1-702.) The county commission will appoint the first board. If two or more counties combine to create a library district, then the counties jointly appoint the first board. The public elects succeeding boards. You may also wish to develop a district election plan. More information about this can be found at Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 22-1-706. You need to decide how many board members will be on the district library board before designing the petition or before the commissioners pass a resolution if you can move straight to the resolution process.

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