24 Pa.C.S. § 9316 - Acquisition of real property for library purposes

Cite as:24 Pa.C.S. § 9316
Currency:Current through P.A. Acts 2018-164

(a) Purchase or lease of real property.--A municipality may acquire lands and buildings for local library purposes by the:

(1) purchase, setting apart or lease of lands and buildings or parts of buildings already owned by the municipality;

(2) erection of buildings; or

(3) alteration of existing buildings to make them suitable for local library purposes.

(b) Acquisition costs.--A municipality may provide for the cost of an acquisition under subsection (a) in the same manner as other buildings are acquired for use for municipal purposes.

(c) Use of library tax proceeds.--If a municipality has authorized a library tax, the directors of the library may remit any funds accumulated in excess of the necessary costs of establishing, maintaining or aiding the library to the municipal officers of the municipality, which funds shall be used for the purposes provided in subsection (a).

(d) Taking of private property.--A municipality may by ordinance or resolution purchase, enter upon and appropriate private property within its limits for the purpose of erecting or enlarging public library buildings.

(e) Board of viewers.--The court of common pleas shall appoint a board of viewers for the assessment of damages caused by the taking of private property for public library purposes if:

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