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§ 256. Contracts. 1. Any authority named in section two hundred
fifty-five may, individually or jointly with another municipal or
district body or tribal government, grant money for the support of the
cost of maintaining or the cost of any capital improvements to or
expenditure for one or more: free association libraries, provided such
libraries are registered by the regents; public libraries, provided such
libraries are registered by the regents; and cooperative library systems
approved by the commissioner; or may, individually or jointly with
another municipal or district body or tribal government, contract with
the trustees of a free association library registered by the regents, or
with any municipal or district body having control of such a library, or
with the trustees of the cooperative library system, or with the
trustees of a public library registered by the regents to furnish
library services to the people of the municipality, district or
reservation for whose benefit the contract is made, under such terms and
conditions as may be stated in such contract. The amount agreed to be
paid for such services under such contract shall be a charge upon the
municipal or district bodies or tribal government which agree to make
the payment and shall be paid directly to the treasurer of the free
association library, public library or of the cooperative library
system.

2. When the municipality agreeing to make the payment or grant is a
town in which there are one or more incorporated villages, which village
or villages jointly with such town contract with the trustees of a
cooperative library system, a free association library or with another
municipal district or body having control of a public library whether or
not such district or body is an incorporated village in such town, the
amount appropriated by the town board in such town shall be a charge
upon the taxable property of that part of the town outside of any such
incorporated village.

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