Library Article on Town Meeting Ballot

An article on the 2017 South Hero town meeting ballot will ask voters to approve the restructuring of the governance of the South Hero Library.  If the article passes with a ‘yes’ vote, the change will give the people of South Hero the ability to determine who serves on the Library’s Board of Trustees, by way of election. 

The current board of the South Hero Community Library consists of:

  • 2 elected members,
  • 2 members appointed by the School Board, and
  • 1 member appointed by the Select Board.  

This structure was approve by a 1974 vote of the town.  The Library Board feels that future governance would be more effective with all members elected by the voters of South Hero.