SECTION I: GOVERNANCE
D. By-laws of the board of trustees (Adopted 1/14/2013)
A. The board of trustees holds regular monthly meetings, and additional meetings are called by the chairperson as needed. The annual meeting is the next regularly scheduled meeting after the Tamworth Town Meeting. All board meetings are open to the public. The library director attends all meetings, except when the library director’s salary, position, or performance evaluation is being discussed. The secretary, treasurer and the library director present a report at each regular meeting. A quorum is a simple majority.
B. Meeting notices are posted in two places no later than five days after each meeting: at the library and at the Tamworth Post Office. All minutes are on permanent file at the library, and posted online by the director at the library and town websites.
C. Trustees cannot miss more than three meetings per year (with the yearly period being from one annual meeting to the next), except for reasons such as illness or death in the family. If a trustee misses more than three meetings without an acceptable reason, the board may vote to replace that trustee. In the event a trustee is to be replaced, nominations may be made and voted upon by board members within two months. The name of the person is sent to the selectmen for approval and appointment. A trustee so appointed may then run for election at the next Town Meeting for the balance of the three-year term.