(a)   In general, the Library Board shall have such powers as may be necessary to enable it to fulfill its functions, promote the best interests of the Library and carry out the provisions of this chapter.
   The Board shall make and submit to Council, semiannually, a report of the general activities, operations and conditions of the Library for the preceding six months.
   The Board shall, from time to time, as the occasion requires, either in the semiannual report, or at any time deemed necessary by the Board, advise Council, in writing, on all matters necessary and proper for the proper operation of the Library and any Library building which may be erected according to law for handling the same.
   (b)   The Board shall present to the City Manager, at least two weeks before the time set by the City Charter for the City Manager to submit to Council the complete itemized budget for the ensuing fiscal year, a written budget showing the following:
      (1)   Estimates of all proposed expenditures for the Library, showing the expenditures for corresponding items for the last preceding fiscal year; and
      (2)   The amount necessary to be raised the next fiscal year for the following:
         A.   Any Library bond sinking fund; and
         B.   Any Library bond interest to be paid.
   The Board shall, when it deems it necessary, make application to Council, in writing, to borrow a sum of money, in accordance with law, to provide sites for, and for the erection thereon of, free Public Library buildings and for additions to and improvements of such sites and the buildings existing thereon or hereafter acquired, and to issue bonds of the City therefor, in accordance with applicable State statutes. Such application shall be approved by proper resolution of the Board.
   (c)   The Board shall have the right to accept and use gifts for the exercise of its functions, provided that special accounts are set up by the City Treasurer, into which such gifts shall be deposited, and from which disbursements shall be made by resolution of the Board only in accordance with the terms of the instruments making such gifts.
   (d)   The Board shall assist Council with respect to any contract it may have at present with the County Library Board and the City of Westland toward the furtherance of such contract relations in producing the best free library facilities possible for the communities involved.
(Ord. 36.  Passed 4-21-70.)