Library Trustee Bylaws - 2020 

Statutory Authority

Town Manager Act. SECTION 22.

Appointment of Board of Library Trustees.

The Town Manager, subject to the approval of the Select Board, shall appoint a Board of Library Trustees to consist of seven suitably qualified persons. One of said persons shall be appointed for a term of one year, two for a term of two years, and four for a term of three years; and annually thereafter there shall be appointed by the Town Manager, subject to the approval of the Select Board, a member for a term of three years in the place of the member whose term is to expire. The members shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. If for any reason a vacancy occurs in the membership of the Board of Library Trustees, the vacancy shall be filled forthwith by the Town Manager, subject to the approval of the Select Board, for the unexpired term. Upon the appointment and qualification of the members of the Board of Trustees as provided in this section the terms of office of the then existing Board of Library Trustees shall terminate. The Board of Library Trustees appointed hereunder shall organize for the proper conduct of their duties and shall possess all the powers and rights and be subject to the duties and liabilities conferred or imposed by law upon boards of library trustees of towns, but in the performance of their duties they shall be subject to the general supervision and direction of the Town Manager. They shall have administration of all library trust funds. They shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties by the Town Clerk or a Justice of the Peace.

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