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Subchapter 005 : BOARD OF LISTERS AND REAL ESTATE APPRAISER; BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 153, § 503)
§ 153-503. Board of Library Trustees
(a) The Board of Library Trustees shall consist of seven members appointed by the Selectboard to staggered three-year terms. The library trustees shall be responsible for setting general policies concerning library operations, including programs and collections, consistent with the provisions of this charter. The Library Director shall be responsible for ensuring that library policy adopted by the library trustees is effectively implemented.
(b) Library personnel are Town employees subject to the personnel policies and labor agreements duly adopted by the Selectboard. The Town Manager shall have the authority to hire, appoint, fix the salary of, discipline, suspend, and remove the Library Director and all employees pursuant to the provisions of this charter and personnel rules adopted pursuant to this charter.
(c) On the hiring of the Library Director, the Town Manager shall seek the advice of the library trustees. The library trustees shall have at least two trustees on the search committee to review resumes and interview candidates. The Town Manager shall give seven days' notice to the library trustees of his or her intent to hire the Library Director prior to extending a job offer.
(d) Trust funds and other donations to benefit the Library shall be under the exclusive control and direction of the library trustees subject to the terms of the document creating the trust or evidencing the gift. The Town Treasurer shall maintain separate accounts for these funds and shall write checks from those accounts as directed by the library trustees. Town appropriations and all other taxpayer-sourced library funds shall be subject to and handled in accord with financial policies and controls duly adopted by the Selectboard.
(e) Except as otherwise provided in this section, to the extent of any conflict between the provisions of this charter and the provisions of Vermont statutes pertaining to municipal libraries, the provisions of this charter shall control. (Added 2009, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 7, eff. May 5, 2010; amended 2013, No. M-4, § 2, eff. May 8, 2013.)