The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters
Chapter 003 : CITY OF BURLINGTON
Subchapter 006 : EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 3, § 180)
§ 180. Duties
The City Council may make and establish all proper and necessary rules and regulations for the management and guidance of the Library Department. The librarians shall have charge of the Library building and the grounds and shall appoint such employees as may be authorized by the City Council. The City Council shall have responsibility for the entirety of the collection of books, pictures, materials, and articles of historic, educational, or artistic interest except for those articles that have been acquired with the funds available under the deed of gift from Mrs. and Miss Fletcher, which property shall be under the control of the trust. The City Council shall see to it that all lands and buildings used for Library purposes by the City are kept in good condition and repair. Except for the revenues produced by the deed of gift from Mrs. and Miss Fletcher, the Library Department shall have no power to expend any money or incur any debt beyond the amount of the appropriations made by the City Council. Section 133 of this charter relating to conflicts of interest shall not apply to the Library staff member who is elected a public commissioner, but such commissioner shall not participate in any fashion at any Board of Commissioners’ level, formally or informally, in the discussion of the matter, nor cast a vote of any kind at any Commission level with respect to a matter involving grievances, arbitrations, or other personnel matters that may properly be discussed in executive session. The Board of Library Commissioners shall have such authority and responsibility relating to the management of Library facilities and services referenced herein as may be delegated from time to time by resolution of the City Council. The appointed librarian(s) shall be subject to the authority of the Mayor as Chief Executive Officer.