Governance, Budget and Finance Policy
The Charlton Public Library is a department of the Town of
Instruction to the library director shall be issued by the Board as a whole and not by individual members of the Board.
Specific trustee roles and responsibilities are contained in the trustee-by-laws.
The director shall be responsible for recommending an annual budget to the Board. The Board shall act on this recommendation and adopt a final budget request for presentation to the town finance committee and town meeting.
The director shall be responsible for expenditure of funds with in approved budget categories and shall submit a monthly balance sheet to the Board.
Expenditure of funds received from the Charlton Public Library Charitable Trust Fund shall be used only for purposes stated in the trust document. Specific expenditures shall be at the discretion of the library director with approval of the Board or at the discretion of the Board at its own initiative.
Expenditure of library trust funds shall be by approval of the Board.
Expenditure of funds from library fines appropriated at town meeting shall be for books and materials only.
Expenditure of funds received from the
Approved by the Board of Trustees of the Charlton Public Library October 2, 2003.
Amended by the Board of Trustees of the Charlton Public Library March 31, 2004.