ROCKINGHAM FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31ST, 2013
Meeting time: after conclusion of adjourned July 22nd Trustees’ Meeting
LOCATION: Village Square Booksellers; Bellows Falls, VT
In Attendance: Hope Brissette, Jan Mitchell-Love, Deborah Wright, Pat Fowler, Carolyn Frisa, Paige Pietrzak, Laura Senes and Célina Houlné.
Public in attendance: Arnold Clift and Steve Geller
1. Call to order 6:00pm
2. Formally recognize addition of new trustee to RFPL Board of Trustees: At the July 22nd meeting the library board of trustees voted to recommend Tim Doherty to the Selectboard to fill the vacant position. The library bylaws state, “Should a vacancy occur in the board for any cause other than the expiration of term of office, such vacancy shall be filled by the Library Board with the approval of the Board of Selectmen until the next Town Meeting.” The Vermont Director of Elections, Will Senning, says that our bylaws conflict with Vermont statute 24 V.S.A. §963, which states that the Selectboard shall fill any vacancies on the board. This needs to be changed in the RFPL bylaws. In accordance with the library bylaws, Laura Senes made a motion to recommend Tim Doherty to the selectboard and if approved he will be recognized as a new library trustee at the beginning of the next meeting. Motion seconded by Carolyn Frisa, passed unanimously with 7 votes in favor.
3. Motion made to Adjourn by Deb Wright, seconded by Hope Brissette, approved unanimously. Meeting adjourns 6:20pm.
Respectfully submitted by Secretary Laura Senes on August 7, 2013.