HOPE LIBRARY BY-LAWS
Article 1 Constituency
Section I: The Board of Directors shall consist of 7 members. Each shall serve three years from the date of election. Any vacancy occurring on the Board shall be filled by the election by the Board of a new member. Former members of the Board may continue to serve on it as honorary members, without a vote. The Board of Directors shall notify the Town Office Annually of the names of the Directors.
Section II: A majority of the elected members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business.
Section III: Directors shall be elected to the Board by vote in secret ballot of a majority of Directors present at a duly authorized meeting of the Board.
Article 2 Officers
Section I: The officers shall be a Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer to be elected by the Directors from members of the Board at the annual meeting, to hold office for the term of one year or until their successors are elected.
Section II: The Chairperson, or one designated by the Chairperson, shall preside at all meetings of the Board.
Section III: The Secretary shall keep an accurate record of all meetings of the Board., compiled in a timely manner. The Secretary shall notify the Directors of all regular and all special meetings.
Section IV: The Treasurer shall receive all monies and pay all bills and make an annual report to the Board.
Article 3 Meetings
Section I: The annual meeting shall be held in January. Regular meetings shall be held at least four times a year, one of which may be in conjuntion with the annual meeting.
Section II: Special meetings may be called at the direction of the Chairperson, or upon the request of any two members of the Board.
Section III: Attendance by members of the Board is required at three of the four meetings each year.
Section IV: These By-Laws may be ammeded by a majority vote of the Board at any meeting, regular or called for that purpose.