The City Council shall annually at a regular City Council meeting in March elect two trustees of the Laconia Public Library to serve for terms of three years. The Superintendent of Schools of the City shall also be a trustee by virtue of his/her said office, but the Superintendent shall have the authority to appoint a subordinate official or employee of the school district to serve as library trustee in his/her stead. Any such delegate shall serve at the pleasure of the Superintendent.
The Library Board of Trustees shall have all the powers and duties set forth in RSA 202-A, as amended.
The City Council shall appoint a person to fill a vacancy occurring on the Library Board of Trustees within two months of the remaining trustees notifying the City Council of the vacancy. Such appointee shall serve out the remainder of the term. The Board of Library Trustees may recommend names of persons for appointment.
The City Council may appoint up to three persons to serve for one year terms as alternate members of the Library Board of Trustees, who shall serve when elected members of the Board are unable to attend a board meeting. The Library Board of Trustees may recommend the names of persons for appointment.
This Article XI shall become effective on March 1, 2011. (Amended by referendum 1-10-2012, 2,741 yes, 831 no)