These By-Laws were significantly amended during the Special Meetings of July 5, 1995(at the Council Chamber, Borough of Carnegie) and September 18, 1995(at the Library); the By-Law changes were approved at the September meeting as part of the settlement of a legal action brought against the Life Trustees of the Library by the Borough of Carnegie. An amendment, during the Annual Meeting of March 17, 1997(at the Library), permitted the Library's Advisory Board(established by one of the 1995 amendments) to be enlarged from "eight members and one chairperson", "to provide for an Advisory Board of no more than twelve members and one chairman." An amendment, enacted during the Special Meeting of January 5, 1998(at the Council Chamber, Borough of Carnegie), further amended Section 6(also amended in 1995) to allow the scheduling of all Board of Trustees meetings, each year at the March Annual Meeting.
The Library By-Laws are reproduced here, in their entirety. These images reproduce the pages of the By-Laws, from the original Trust and By-Laws book, as they were presented to the original Library Board of Trustees. The following are links to each page of the Library By-Laws. Page numbers, which refer to the original Trust book, run from page thirteen through page twenty-one.
Amendments to the Library's By-Laws are given below the original By-Laws.
Special Note: The By-Laws and By-Law Amendments given on this page reflect the By-Laws in effect, governing the Andrew Carnegie Free Library of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, prior to June 6, 2000. On June 6, 2000, Common Pleas Court of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Orphans' Court Division, approved amendments to the Library's charter, known as the Declaration of Trust and executed by Andrew Carnegie on April 20, 1899. To comply with the amendments to the Declartion of Trust Agreement, further amendments to the By-Laws were approved by the Library's Board of Trustees in the late Summer of 2000. The author, having resigned from the Library's Board of Trustees on June 6, 2000, has not received copies of the additional By-Law Amendments approved by the Board of Trustees.
Special Meeting of July 5, 1995 at the Council Chamber, Borough of
(First and Second Amendments)
Special Meeting of September 18, 1995 at the Andrew Carnegie Free
(Third through Eighth Amendments)
Annual Meeting of March 17, 1997 at the Andrew Carnegie Free
Special Meeting of January 5, 1998 at the Council Chamber, Borough of
Attempt to Amend Library By-Laws: December 13, 1948
Trust Agreement, governing charter of the Andrew Carnegie Free
Executed by Andrew Carnegie on April 20, 1899
Return to News Release - April 7,
Library Legally Established 100 Years Ago by Andrew Carnegie.
Minutes from the 1999 Library Board Annual
1999 -- 2000 Annual Schedule of Meetings of the Board of Trustees
Return to Archives: News and Events of 1999.
Return to History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries
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