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Alexander Hamilton

Thursday, March 17, 2016


It seems we may have been mistaken tonight in our decision regarding who is the appointing authority for Library Trustees alternates. Three names were offered to the BoS for appointment and it was assumed that the Library Trustees should appoint the alternates, not the BoS.
That is probably not correct. It is actually the BoS.
Highlights are mine:

 202-A:10 Library Trustees; Vacancies; Alternates. – Vacancies occurring on any board of library trustees in a town shall be filled as provided in RSA 669:75. A vacancy occurring among the publicly elected members of the board of library trustees of a city library shall be filled by the city council or other appropriate appointing authority within 2 months of the notice by the remaining members of the board of trustees. The board of library trustees may recommend to the appointing authority names of persons for appointment to vacancies on expired terms. The board of library trustees may recommend to the appointing authority the names of no more than 3 persons who may serve as alternate members on the board when elected members of the board are unable to attend a board meeting. The alternate members shall be appointed to one-year terms. 

Per RSA 669:75 Vacancies in Other Offices. – Vacancies in the offices of constable, sewer commissioner, town assessor, overseers of public welfare, library trustee, and any other optional offices where no other method of filling a vacancy shall be provided by vote of the town shall be filled by appointment made by the board of selectmen.


Anonymous said...

One really has to wonder how many readers are interested in the appointment of alternate library trustees. I would have thoughts that the comments at the public input session would have been much more interesting and newsworthy.

Moultonboro Blogger said...

It is of interest to the potential library trustee alternates. It matters not how many readers are interested.

The Voice of Reason said...

To the anon at 10:42. Once again we see how someone only cares about themselves and what they care about. This blog is a source of information that one selectman generously runs. It is going to continue to relay accurate information wether you lke it or not. I have said this before and I will say it again. If you don't agree with the blog than don't log on.